Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wits and Wagers / North Star Games- a TOS review

I had the opportunity to review Wits and Wagers Family from North Star Games. This is a very fun game where you are proposed a question that has a number for an answer. (Example: How many crayons were in the original Crayola box?) And then everyone writes their answer on a dry erase board while hiding their guess answer. THEN, everyone shows their answer and you get to guess who you think is right. For example, if the question is, "how many Disney princesses are there?" you might go with the guess of a 13 year old girl vs. a 40 year old dad. You get points for getting the right answer but also for guessing who was closest. If I made it sound is not. And you can change the rules up however you want. We are never one to play by the rules.

There are all sorts of ways to 're-frame' this game to make it accessible to all. There are various points you can assign while guessing whose answer is right. It is easy to simplify to just one 'guess of the right guess.' You can also preview the cards to exclude any that would be way out of someone's league. This is half the fun if you are playing with some folks but others may find it helpful to 'tweak.'

We played this game as a family and then I had my son and niece play the game. They are pictured above. It really is a hoot because you can be SURE someone has the right answer and then be totally off! There are additional 'factoids' on the back of each card also. And this is a fantastic game to play when you have a WIDE AGE RANGE. If you take out some questions you could start playing this game at young age and up to great grandma could join! Some families I know have made up their own version adding their own 'stump people' cards.

The game retails for $19.99 and you can purchase it here. They have a facebook page too! You can click on the banner below to see others who have reviewed this product.

I received a complementary Wits and Wagers game and am not obligated to give a positive review.

1 comment:

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

This game sounds like so much fun!

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