Wednesday, December 15, 2010

TOS Review/ North Star Games: Wits and Wagers Family



What a great family game!

Wits and Wagers Family is a family friendly version of the original Wits and Wagers game.

We have played this so many times I can't even count.

This is honestly our family's favorite game now!

Let me tell you a little bit about how you play this game.

Up to five individuals, or ten people in pairs, can play at one time.

The box says ages 8 and up, by my 5 year old, just turned 6, loves it just as much as we do.

This game is super easy to play.

First you choose a scorekeeper, and that person will keep track of everyone's scores.

The first player, or team, will choose a question from the card tray and ask the question out loud.

Everyone takes their best guess and writes their answer on their answer boards.

You do not have to know the exact answer. Just make your best guess.

After everyone has written their answers down, everyone lays their answer board on the table, and places them in order from lowest to highest.

There is an answer board that already has a 1 written on it, which is always kept in play.

So, after all of the answer boards are laid out, everyone takes a look at all of the answers, and they will then choose which answer to place their Meeples on.

Here is a picture of some of the Meeples, just so you know what I am talking about when I say Meeples!



Each player or team gets two Meeples, one big and one small.

The big one is worth two points, and the small one is worth one point.

You can choose to place your Meeples on your own answer, someone else's answer, or split them up between two answers.

For example, if you think your answer is correct, you may place both of your Meeples on your answer, and if you win, you would get 4 points. One for guessing the correct answer, and 3 for placing both of your Meeples on the right answer.

If you were to put your big Meeple on your answer, but placed your small Meeple on another answer board, that you though may be correct, and you won, you would get three points, but if the other person won, you would also get one point because you placed your small Meeple on the correct answer.

The person who gets the closest to the actual answer without going over, wins; and the first person, or team, to fifteen points wins.

Here is a little video I made to show you how the game is played. Here are my two kiddos playing Wits and Wagers Family. 
(It's pretty funny! And, please forgive the Strawberry Shortcake music in the background!)



You get everything you need to play this game right in the box, even the dry erase markers!

The questions are fun too! Here are two questions from the game.


1. In feet, what is the farthest a Kangaroo can jump?

2. On average, how many hours per day does a wild sloth sleep?


A lot of these questions are pretty educational as well.

Wits and Wagers really is tons of fun, and I highly encourage you to check it out for yourself.

It would make an excellent Christmas gift for the whole family.

You can find Wits and Wagers Family at North Star Games for $19.99, or you can check your local retailers.

Have fun playing!


Check out what my fellow Crew members thought of Wits and Wagers Family.

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*I have received Wits and Wagers, free, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew, in return for my honest opinion. No other compensation has been given to me.*

1 comment:

purple squirrel said...

great review! Fun having the video in there! Blessings!

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