Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wits & Wagers Family Edition - A Review

Product Name: Wits & Wagers Family Edition

Price: Prices vary depending on retailer.
Approx. $19.99

Where to purchase:
Available through several online stores, including Target, ToysRUs, and Amazon.


Other Games Available from North Star:
Wits & Wagers
Say Anything

Age Range: 8 and Up

Brief Intro:

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!

In-Depth Look:

As a part of the TOS Crew, we never know what kind of products we will receive. Last year, we received several math products. Well, not several. A LOT. Both in book form, ebook form and online gaming form. Let's just say that my daughters were "MATHED OUT" by the end of the year. So to actually get a product that is just for fun, is a blessing indeed. And that is just what "Wits and Wagers Family Edition" is all about. Having fun.

I always hesitate when I pull out the instruction sheet for a new game. Some are so complicated, you would need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out. So it was a sweet relief to see that these directions are short, sweet, and simple. I read it once and got it.

You read a question. And everyone writes their guess of the answer on the answer sheet. (All answers are numbers.) Then everyone places a token on the answer they think is correct. (You can place it on your answer or on another player's.) Be careful though, think like Price Is Right. Your answer can't go over. You score points for guessing the closest without going over and also for placing tokens on a winning answer.

It is fun and simple. Guessing is encouraged, even necessary most of the time.

This is the family edition. All the questions that I saw were family friendly.

Our group consisted of an age range of 8 to 67. All of us enjoyed it. Some of the questions are geared towards an adult's interest/knowledge. Some of the questions are geared more towards a child's interest/knowledge. But most of the questions are just general knowledge, that everyone will find interesting . . . but no one could possibly know the answer to. That is where the fun comes in. You just guess and try to get the closest.

It was a bit harder for my 8 year old. But not so hard that she didn't enjoy it. She begged to play again.

I enjoyed it. My family enjoyed it. And we gained a little bit of trivial knowledge along the way. :) I recommend this game.

Other reviews are here.

Disclaimer: I received Wits & Wagers Family Edition free of charge, as part of the TOS Homeschool Crew. The above is just my opinion. Please remember that opinions may, and do, vary.

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