Wednesday, October 19, 2011

TOS Crew Wits & Wagers Family Edition Review!

Wits and Wagers Family Edition

Wits and Wagers
Ages 8+
3-10 players

Wits and Wagers Family Edition
Wits and Wagers Family Edition

A Family Edition of the Most Award-Winning Party Game in History!

Wits & Wagers Family simplifies the rules and scoring system of the popular Wits & Wagers. Now families and kids can get into the Wits & Wagers action! First, every player writes down a guess to a fun question. Then players try to score points by choosing which guess is closest to the right answer without going over. That is it!

Wits and Wagers Family Edition

The game features 300 new family-friendly questions. And even better than that, Wits & Wagers Family includes Meeples-- fun, cute, human shaped wooden pieces that the players use to select which answers they think are correct. Meeples have been a hallmark in European style strategy games for years, but this is the first time they have made an appearance in a party game.

On the tail of a roaring good time with Say Anything, my 13, 10 and 8 year olds and I  joyously opened Wits & Wagers to see what this game was all about.  This is more of a trivia type of game where the answer is always a number.  But, unlike typical trivia games, you aren't penalized for not having the exact answer.  In fact, you don't have to know the exact answer, just be close to it without going over.

That's what made this a fun game for everyone.  Even my 8 year old was capable to making a mostly educated guess at questions like:  "How many times does a honey bee flap its' wings in a second?", "How many teaspoons in a tablespoon?"  

Wits and Wagers is VERY easy to learn.  Grab a dry erase marker, a dry erase board and Meeples in the color of your choice (all of which are included).  One person reads a question from the pile of question cards and the other players write their answers down on their board.  The answers are lined up and the  players put their Meeples on the answer(s) they think are correct.  Points are scored by having your Meeple on the winning answer.  And that is either the actual number or the number closest to the actual answer without going over.  A dry erase scoreboard is also included.

We did enjoy this game as a family, but, I think it had more appeal to my analytical child than Say Anything.  Also - Wits & Wagers seems to be a faster moving game as the answers are more concrete than subjective.

We will happily continue using this game in our Family Game Nights and would consider giving it as a gift to another family as well.

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Disclaimer:  I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.

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