Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Wits and Wagers Party Game Review and Giveaway!!

A couple years ago our family discovered a new game that became an instant favorite. Created by North Star Games, the Wits and Wagers family of games includes the original Wits and Wagers, as well as a Family Edition, and now the Party edition! I was able to try the new Wits and Wagers Party, and it is just as much fun as the others! 

In case you're not familiar with Wits and Wagers, it is basically a trivia game, but with a twist. Most of the questions are not something you would know. I mean, if someone asked you what year Velcro was invented, would you know? Or how about, How many licks does it really take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? (252 licks, in case you're wondering!). However, that is what makes the game so fun! Everyone is on a level playing ground, because you just throw out your best guess, and whoever is closest to the correct answer, wins a point! 

There's another way to collect points though, and that's by placing a "wager" on other answers. Each team places their "chips" on the answer(s) they think are closest to the correct answer. You can wager both chips on one answer, or, if you're debating 2 different choices, place a chip on each of these. The banker then proceeds to award 1 chip to the answer that is closest (without going over), and 1 chip for each chip placed on that answer. Believe me, this game can get hilarious, and it's great fun for everyone! The 7th question is the final round in this game, and teams can increase their wagers, using all of the chips they have collected in previous rounds. The team with the most chips at the end, wins the game! (Please excuse the picture quality; I lost my battery charger, and am using my tablet for pics right now!)

Now, the only negative thing I have to say about this game is due to the "gambling/betting" aspect, I wouldn't recommend it for children. However, if this sounds like a game you want to try, but without the betting, I suggest you try the Wits and Wagers Family Edition (you can check out my review of this game here) because believe me-Wits and Wagers is an amazingly fun game!!

One of my readers will receive a Wits and Wagers Party!!

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