Wits & Wagers
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Not a trivia buff? It doesn't matter!
- Everyone writes down a guess to a question
- Place the guesses face up on the betting mat.
- Bet on which guess is closest to the correct answer, even if it's not your own.
Think you know it? Bet on your own guess.
Think you know who the experts are? Bet on them!
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Dec 02, 2006
Wits & Wagers is a party game that combines trivia, knowledge of other players, and gambling.Watch the video!
North Star Games
Players: 4 - 20
Time: 25 minutes
Ages: 10 and up
Weight: 910 grams
All-Time Sales Rank: #26
Customer Favorites Rank: #29
Language Requirements: This is a domestic item. Manufacturer's rules are printed in English. Game components are printed in English.
- 1 felt betting mat
- 80 plastic poker chips
- 100 question cards
- 14 player betting chips
- 7 dry-erase pens
- 7 dry-erase boards
- 1 sand timer
- 1 rules manual
Average Rating: 4.6 in 47 reviews
Wits and Wagers is a game that I first became familiar with at the Origins Gaming Convention in Columbus, OH. It was in it's premiere and North Star Games was doing demos of it and many of it's other new games. As soon as I played the demo, I knew that I HAD to own this game. I bought it right there on the spot. I went back several times during that weekend to keep playing the demos and help others get into the game. I took it back to my board-game loving family and friends and we all had a blast with it! This game has something for everyone - trivia for the quizzical type and luck/chance for the wagering type. Even my 6 year old brother (at the time) loved it and we all had a blast playing it with him. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone!
I play a lot of games. A few of them fall under the "party" category. And Wits & Wagers is the best of them!
When trivia games come off the shelf, half the people are up to the challenge while the other half groan. This game is perfect for both groups. One gets to test their general knowledge on some impossibly hard questions while the other enjoys the bluffing and betting that comes along with selecting the best answer. This is "The Price is Right" meets "Trivial Pursuit" with everyone having a blast.
With 600 questions, the game holds up to repeated plays. We play this game a lot, with a lot of different people. We enjoyed it so much that we made it part of our wedding reception where each table played in their own game. Everyone went away wanting more!
I highly recommend this game for any gathering. You'll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't like this game.
I was just recently introduced to this game by friends. I immediately went out and purchased my own copy after we played! This game is fast-paced since everybody plays the whole time -- there is no "down-time" as you wait for others to take their turn. It is especially enjoyable since there's no harm in not knowing the answer--you make your best estimate, but if it's totally off-base, no worries! Since you don't lose points for having the wrong answer, there is no stress... and it even makes it a little more hilarious when you can laugh at your answers and your friends' answers that aren't even close. Everybody has a chance to do well in this game -- young or old. It generates lots of laughter and lots of discussion. I can't wait to introduce it to my game night crowd of friends -- it will be a hit!
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