Friday, December 17, 2010

Wits and Wagers Family Game

I received the Wits and Wagers Family game to review for you, right before one of our family camping trips. Seems it was a very good thing because the first day we were camping the weather was very nice…the second day? Not so much. We had a cold front come through and it was COLD and rainy!

I am so very glad I had a new game to pull out! We sat around the table in the RV and played several rounds of this game. My hubby drove into town to pick something up, I can’t remember what at this point; I think it may have simply been a ploy to get away from all the giggling!

Honestly, I am not a huge fan of learning a new game. Sometimes the instructions are so convoluted that you can’t exactly understand what you are supposed to do, but I did not find this to be the case at all with Wits and Wagers. It was fairly straight forward. We read over the instructions once and were able to start playing right away.

From the Website…

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!
The game features 300 new family-friendly questions. And even better than that, Wits & Wagers Family includes Meeples-- fun, cute, human shaped wooden pieces that the players use to select which answers they think are correct. Meeples have been a hallmark in European style strategy games for years, but this is the first time they have made an appearance in a party game.

So check out Wits & Wagers Family, the game that combines laughter and learning in a way that all ages can enjoy together!

I was playing with girls who range in ages from 11 to 13. We laughed and laughed and laughed. But here is the real test. Yes, we played this game the first time when they were really a captive audience. We were in an RV and it was dark, cold, and rainy outside. There were really no other options. But here’s the real kicker. The next day when the weather was nicer, and their cousins had arrived, they could have chosen to do any number of things, but they wanted to play this game with their cousins. They got the game out and played it several times over the course of our camping trip, completely unprompted by me.

Now that’s the sign of a good game!

You can go here to learn more about Wits and Wagers specifically, (how to order and the price etc.) and here for North Star Games in general. And you can go here to see what others had to say about it!

Happy Homeschooling!

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