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Monday, October 24, 2011

~Game Review: Wits and Wagers Family Edition~

When a new game enters our home, excitement is in the air!  We recently received Wits & Wagers Family Edition from North Star Games to review.  From North Star Games: "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!"

Inside the sturdy box you will find:
150 question cards (300 questions)
5 dry erase answer boards
5 dry erase pens
5 large Meeples
5 small Meeples
1 dry erase score board
1 full color rules

You're probably asking, "What in the world is a Meeple?"  They have been used in Europe for game play for years, and they are simply adorable!!  Here is a picture of ours:

Here we are placing our guesses on the boards:

What did our family think of Wits & Wagers Family Edition?  This is definitely going to be one of our most-played, favorite games of all times.  One of our favorite features (besides the cute Meeples) is that it takes only two minutes to learn how to play-two minutes, people!!  How many times have you gone to play a game, everyone sitting and ready, and Mom or Dad has to then spend half an hour figuring out how to play? That is SO frustrating! Well, that won't happen with Wits & Wagers Family edition!  One quick read-through and you're playing!  Mom and Dad also love that it is quick to play-about 20 minutes. Recommended age is 8 and up (although I think younger can participate), and you need 3-10 people to play.  Although we haven't tried it with more than 4 of us, the fact that you can play with 10 people is great for get-togethers. 

The questions asked range in difficulty, and can be both fun and educational. An example of a question we answered was, "How many types of nuts come in a can of Planters Mixed Nuts?"  On the back of the card with the answer is another interesting or fun fact to go along with that question. It was really funny to see the guesses to some questions-sometimes we had a W-I-D-E range of answers! In case you might be worried about learning all the answers to the 300 questions, an expansion pack is available!

 Wits & Wagers Family Edition  is available at a variety of retailers nationwide, and prices may vary.  At the time of this post, Amazon is selling it for just over $15.  To read what other TOS crewmembers thought of this product, click here.

Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest review. 

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