Apples to Apples – The Game of Crazy (funny) Combinations

Apples to Apples Party Box - The Game of Crazy Combinations (Family Edition)

Heart to Recommend: 2

Apples to Apples Party Box – The Game of Crazy Combinations is a classic family fun game. Bring it out during any gathering and know you’ll have one heck of time laughing at the ridiculous combinations people will come up with.

Here is excerpt from the sales page.

  • Apples to Apples are the game of hilarious comparisons
  • It’s as easy as comparing apples to apples… just open the box, deal the cards, and you’re ready to play
  • Select the card from your hand that you think is best described by a card played by the judge
  • Includes over 1,000 cards (which gives you HOURS of material to play with)
  • Each round is filled with surprising and outrageous comparisons from a wide range of people, places, things and events

If you would like an Adult version of this game, with cruder humor, take a look at Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people.

If you think you’re ready for some Apples to Apples either for your own collection or as a gift for someone else, go and get.

Our Personal Opinion:

We love this game. It’s a great way to include everyone in the family. Kids, teens, and adults can all join in on the fun. This game is ridiculously silly and fun. Of course you can make it serious, but what’s the fun in that? It’s a game, don’t treat it like it’s open heart surgery.

If you want a version specifically for children, check out Apples to Apples Junior – The Game of Crazy Combinations!

Cards Against Humanity – Is it for you?

Cards Against Humanity

Heart to Recommend: 2

If you’re buying this for yourself, answer the following questions. If you’re buying this as a gift, try to answer the following questions.

  • Do you like Apples to Apples?
  • Do you have a good sense of humor?
  • Do you want and like to have fun?

If you answered no to all of the above, you’re good to go. Card for Humanity is basically an adult version of the classic game of Apples to Apples Party Box – The Game of Crazy Combinations.

Here is excerpt from the sales page, just so you get the sense of humor you’ll encounter.

  • 550 cards (460 White cards and 90 Black cards)
  • Over 13 duodecillion possible rounds (10^40) with 6 players
  • Professionally printed on premium playing cards
  • Includes game rules and alternate rules, shrink-wrapped in a custom box
  • 0% of the proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.

The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card.

Our Personal Opinion:

It’s a fun game. But you can’t take yourself seriously. Sit back, enjoy your favorite adult beverage and play this game. Don’t censor yourself! But we do suggest this games for adults. This isn’t something you want to give little Timmy on his 8th birthday.  This game has been popular since it first came out and for good reason.

Also, consider buying the extension packs for more epic fun.

Holiday Woes – Should you start buying Christmas Gifts Now?

To answer the question of the blog post: Yes!

Start looking today. Holiday gifts can be difficult to buy. Why? Because if you’re a sentimental S.O.B. like we are, you’re going to debate over every single gift that you’ll give out. And most likely, you have more than a handful of people you’re going to have to give meaningful gifts to. One of the contributors to this site has a family of 6, and an extended family of over 50 people.  Can you imagine doing the research for the age range within that family? How is anyone supposed to know what’s the most popular gift is for little girls? Or what about an uncle who is older and established? What do you buy for someone that has everything?

Our guides are here to help you. But don’t be surprised if you have to put in a little effort. We can’t guarantee anything. Gift buying is always a risk unless you get a wishlist — in that case, you might not have anything to worry about. But do keep in mind, if that wishlist is sent to everyone in the family, it’s possible you might end up giving them the same present as someone else. Aside from the dreaded face of disappointment, gifting something the receiver already has is a pretty horrible experience.

Ask us how we know? It’s a memory we chose to bury deep in the back of our thoughts. A moment of silence, please.

With the holidays just around the corner, everyone is starting to think about what gifts to buy for their loved ones. For kids we’re thinking of the hottest toys to buy (3 quick hot wishlist items):

 

We’re also thinking about professional gifts to our coworkers and acquaintances. Something like classic office desk toys are always fun.

These upcoming weeks will be filled with sales and promotions. Use them. If you’re buying for someone who isn’t opposed to getting an older model of an electronic gift, you’re in luck. Most of the sales will revolve around pushing out “old” inventory to make room for the latest model. Sometimes, the newest item isn’t always the best, so take a moment to compare.

Over time it becomes more difficult to buy for the same people. Typically, we buy the same do if every year. If it was a jacket last year, it might be a pajamas that this year. If it was its candle set last year, it might be a perfume this year. You get the point.

So why not make this upcoming holiday season that any special event a little bit better, different, unique? Take a quick look at our guide for the upcoming holiday season for 2014. We’ve done the research for you. Find a list that fits for the occasion or the person you’re buying for and take a look at our suggestions. Our goal to make the process of gift buying one that is enjoyable and easier.