Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Review - Wits and Wagers Family

Wits and Wagers – Family Edition

Northstar Games

Cost: $24.95

Wits & Wagers is the “Most Award-Winning Party Game in History”, so, needless to say, we were excited to get to test-drive.  Northstar games are particularly appealing to us because they are interactive.  Being a very vocal family, interactive and opinionated are good qualities in a game.  Northstar’s mottos is “Games with Personality”.
This game is about numbers.  My two non-math children didn’t like that idea very much until they realized it was about getting closest to the answer, not doing math or knowing the exact answer.  The game can be played as individuals or teams.  Teams can be fun if you have lots of people playing.

The way it works is that a player reads a question like, “In feet, how tall was the tallest pyramid in Egypt?”  Everyone uses the dry erase board they are given to write down their answer.   Answers are then placed in order from smallest to greatest.  A card with the number one is included as well.  Players use their “meeples” to decide which answer/answers they feel are closest without going over to the right answer.  If you think all the answers go over, you place your meeples on the one.
The card reader then reads the correct answer and interesting fact from the back of the card and points are allocated.

Points are allocated by the following:
  1. 1 point for the winning guess
  2. 1 point for small meeple on the winning answer
  3. 2 points for large meeple on the winning answer
Play ends when the first player/team reaches 15. 

My hubby and I both really liked the numerical aspect of this game – there’s a right answer, we like that.  J  It is fun to learn interesting facts and to really be surprised by the not only what people think might be a correct answer, but often what the real answer is.  Of course, as homeschoolers, anything that keeps us learning is a bonus! 

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*** I received this game free of charge as a member of the TOS Crew in exchange for my honest review.


  1. We had a lot of fun with this game too!

  2. Hi April,

    My name is Andrew from North Star Games. I was wondering if you could post your review on

    Thanks so much!

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