Apples to Apples Expansion Set-1
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The hilarious fun continues with thousands of new and outrageous comparisons. Just mix the 288 new cards from the Expansion Set into the original Apples to Apples game, and you're ready to play!
Positives: The entire Apples to Apples series is worthy of most any party, whether it be with your grandparents or with your drinking buddies. This expansion remains equal to that high standard, and allows those die-hard players some more cards to spice up the game again.
Negatives: I have noticed more names, and fewer generic nouns to use. This makes the game slightly more dependent upon prior knowledge, although most all names are easily recognizable. This cost one star in the rating. The quotes are still just as funny, however.
Verdict: If you like the original, get the expansions--end of story. The addition of new cards can only help the game. If you come across cards that you really do not like, then get rid of them. If you have more cards, then you have more choices of cards to add or remove.
This game has nearly no skill at all, and yet it is a lot of fun. Why? Who knows! I think it has to do with how much humor it generates with the random card selection. The basic idea is that an adjective card is played and everyone needs to choose a noun from their hand that fitrs best with the noun card. Since each player only has a few cards in their hand, tons of silly ideas will get thrown in the mix. Very amusing!
This is the first game I came across to use the random card selection in this manner. Now there are countless games that use this mechanic. Kudos to who ever came up with this idea.
Also, I played this game with a bunch of young kids once and realized that many of the nouns were too obscure for them. I think this game has to played with teenagers or older folk.