Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wits & Wagers Family {Review}


Looking for a last minute Christmas gift that everyone in the family will enjoy?  Wits & Wagers Family from North Star Games ($19.99) is a fun, fast paced trivia game.  It is recommended for ages 8 and up and can be played by 3 to 10 people. 

How to Play:

Each player or team chooses a colored dry erase board to write their answers on, and two wooded meeples in the same color.  The large meeple is worth 2 points and the small one is worth 1 point.


Image courtesy of user EndersGame

One person reads the trivia question and the teams or individuals write down their answers, which are always numbers.  After everyone has written down their answered, the cards are flipped over and placed in order from smallest to largest.  

Once the answers are flipped over you place your meeples.  You can place them on your own answer, on another players answer, or both.

After the meeples have been placed someone reads the answer on the question card.  The player that has the closest answer, without going over, wins points.  The players then add up their points, anywhere from 0 to 4, and mark them on the score card.  The player/team that has 15 points wins!

Our Thoughts:

Although the game is recommended for ages 8 and up, my daughter 7, had no problem playing the game and won the first couple of times we played.  My son, 4, also enjoyed writing the “answers” on the dry erase board. 

The games is fast paced and only took about 20 minutes to play.  I will admit that I don’t normally like trivia games, because I always lose, but I really enjoyed this game ~ since you can guess and don’t have to have an exact answer.  There are even educational questions such as: “In inches, how long was the longest insect ever found?”, or “How many chambers are there in the human heart?”.   Overall ~ great game that we will continue to play!

To Purchase:

You can purchase the game here for $19.99.

To find out what my Crewmates thought of Wits & Wagers click here.

This product was given to me for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are mine.


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