Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wits and Wagers Family (TOS Review)

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Another game to review! Fun!

Wits and Wagers Family is a simplified version of the award-winning Wits and Wagers game. To play, one player reads a question from a question card. Each player has a mini white board to record his or her guess, which will always be a number. Then, the guesses are laid out on the table and each player bets on which answer he or thinks is correct or closest to correct. He may choose his own guess or someone else’s. Bets are made by placing the adorable “meeples” on the answer. Then points are awarded for correct guesses and bets.

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One thing I love about this game is that any age can play. Some of the questions require academic knowledge (i.e. “How many feet are in a mile?”), but others (“How many colors of Trix are there?”) are just as easily answered by a child as by an adult. Someone who has no idea can still make a guess and then bet on someone else’s answer.

Another thing I appreciate is that a source and year are given for each answer. I have often played other trivia questions and have been skeptical of the answers given at times. And my mother will challenge anything she misses in a game!

The game specifies that it is for 3-10 players, but Emily and I were anxious to try the game out when it first arrived. We played with only two players and the game still worked well.

Emily says: I love Wits and Wagers because it is fun and competitive. It is especially fun to play it with family and friends. I think my new motto is: “ It’s not about winning it is about having fun.” I think my family members really like Wits and Wagers as well. I am very grateful for my mom because she gets all these free things! I am really glad that I have awesome review things to play with.

Wits and Wagers Family currently sells for $14.58 on Amazon.com and is for ages 8 and up (although I think younger children would enjoy playing as well).

Northstar Games produces several games, including Say Anything (Family Ed.), which I also had the privilege of reviewing.

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5/5 stars for this fun family game!

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I received a free game  for review purposes as a member of the TOS Crew. Please visit the Crew Blog to read more reviews!

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1 comment:

  1. Great review! Love your daughter's comments. Thanks for telling me about it.

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