The judge picks a green apple card from the top of the stack, reads the word aloud, and places it face up on the table.
Players (except the judge) choose the red apple card from their hand that is best described by the word on the green apple card played by the judge. Players quickly place these red apple cards face down on the table, according to the following rules –
The judge mixes the red apple cards so no one knows who played which card. The judge turns over each red apple card, reads it aloud, and then selects the one he or she thinks is best described by the word on the green apple card. The player of the selected red apple card is awarded the green apple card played by the judge.
To keep score, players keep the green apple cards they have won until the end of the game.
The judge collects all of the red apple cards played during that round and discards them into the box bottom.
The card tray, and the role of judge, passes to the player on the left. The new judge deals enough red apple cards to bring each player's hand back up to seven.
Play continues following steps 1-6 until someone has earned enough green apple cards to win the game!