Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wits & Wagers Family

Northstar Games- Wits & Wagers Family

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!
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.
So check out Wits & Wagers Family, the game that combines laughter and learning in a way that all ages can enjoy together!

Games with Personality doesn't even begin to describe this game...we have had SO MUCH FUN with Wits & Wagers Family Edition. Not knowing much about the game, we just opened up the box and started playing. I appreciated that the rules of the game were so simple, that all of us were able to begin playing right away...not so with some other games.

Another thing I LOVE about this game is that all of us can have fun playing it...from 5 up to, cough, ahem* 29...we all had a GREAT TIME playing. I appreciate that the questions are appropriate for all ages too. There are only 5 answer boards/meeples sets, so that could be an issue in larger groups, but then, maybe breaking into teams would work better in that instance.

So, you ask a question and everyone playing writes down their best guess. So, if the question is "How many doors are there in the White House?" Everyone takes their best guess...hmm...I will I write that number on the little dry erase answer board and they are lined up. Next, everyone gets to put their "meeples" on the answer they think is the right get two Meeples...a bigger one, and a little one...they have point values based on the size. You can place these wherever you like...together or separate. The answer to the question is the answer that is closest without going over wins. Points are then tabulated based on who had the closest guess, and what meeples are on it...OBVIOUSLY (as you can tell by my guess of 127) you do not need to KNOW the correct answer...and while the box said it was for ages 8 and up, we found DD (5) was able to play as well. The winner of the game is the first to reach 15 points...and games play out in about 20-30 minutes, which is a nice time range for littler ones.

I found, that the price of the game varied widely based on where you got it from...Target. Borders and Barnes & Noble are among the retailers who sell can be found online as well.

Called the Most Award Winning Party Game in History, I can see why...Wits & Wagers Family Edition is a game that is fun for the whole family!

See what my Crew mates had to say about this game here

Disclaimer: I received this item for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation. All the opinions expressed are my own.

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