Review of Wits & Wagers Family Game

My kids love to "bet", but we don't allow it.  The family version of Wits & Wagers, however, allows for the kids to put their "bets" on each other's answers in this fun, educational, and fast-paced game.  We were able to review this board game just in time for New Year's Eve, and I think it's the perfect way to spend a family game night or the upcoming holiday.

To play, you start by reading a question from the card.. like "What's the world record number of tennis balls a dog has held in its mouth?"  Then everyone writes down their guess.  You then try to decide if you have the best answer, or if someone else might, and place your placeholder (called Meeple) on the answer you're going to bet on. 

A simpler, more easy-to-understand version of the original Wits & Wagers, it's appropriate for ages 8 and up (or sharp 7 year olds that can read), and if you don't like using the word "bet", you don't have to.  The game is a great way to see just how much you and your kids really know!

The best part of this game, in my opinion, is the quick key on the back of the game that tells you the details at a glance.  For example, this game is for ages 8 and up, 3 -10 players, takes 2 minutes to teach, and 20 minutes to play.  There's no guessing if it will fit you next family event!  It comes with everything you need to play, including 5 dry erase markers (and you could easily replace them as they wear out with regular ones you buy from the office supply store.) 

Like most games that I enjoy best, it's not what you know, it's whether you can recognize the right answer.  It's possible to have no knowledge of the topics at hand, and still win!  The game is available from for less than $20!

Found out more about NorthStar games (the maker of Wits & Wagers Family) at their website, or "like" them on Facebook!

*Sample was received for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.