Monday, October 17, 2011
ChiTAG Family Pass Giveaway Week #2
It's time for another Chicago Toy and Game Fair giveaway!! However, since I'll be doing this for several more weeks, I thought I would make it a little more interesting. Each week I will feature a new game I discovered at ChiTAG last year, in addition to running the giveaway. To start off, I'd like to introduce you to Wits and Wagers-Family Style! Designed and produced by NorthStar Games, this is absolutely one of the most fun games our family has ever played! Here's part of my past review of this game, including how I learned to play it...
"As my brother E and I were strolling through the aisles of CHITAG, I was asked if I'd like to learn how to play a game in just 30 seconds. I was there to try out new games, so of course I jumped at the chance! I was amazed with how easy the game was to play...basic enough so that even a young child could play, yet entertaining enough for adults too! Here is how the game is played: I read a question off one of the cards. Each player (including me) writes down the number we think is correct (everything is done with numbers). After lining our answers up from smallest to largest, we each get to place our Meeples (little wooden people) on the 2 answers we think are correct. The answer is then read, and the player who guessed closest to being correct WITHOUT going over, wins a point. In addition, the players who placed Meeples on that answer also win points. It is a lot of fun, and you even learn some fun trivia while playing! For example, did you know there are 6 colors of Froot Loops? Or that there are 19 different animals in a bag of Animal Crackers?!
While learning to play at ChiTAG, the question was asked "How many baseball teams participate in the Little League World Series?" I know nothing whatsoever about baseball (except that our family has played it a couple times in the backyard!), but I guessed 15. I was surprised to find that I was (almost) right, and got a point! (In case you're wondering, 16 teams participate). We have played this A LOT just since bringing it home on Saturday, and it looks like it has become a family favorite for sure! One of the things I really like is that even the younger children enjoy playing, because almost all the questions are things that you don't know off the top of your head....so they have as good a chance at winning as the adults!"
Sounds like fun, right? It is! And this is only one of many, many games you will get the chance to play and purchase at this year's ChiTAG!