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I'd like to tell you about a really fun game that we have had the opportunity to review as members of the TOS Crew.

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Wits & Wagers Family by NorthStar Games. This is the "family edition of the most award-winning party game in history" (NorthStarGames).

The game is designed to be played for those 8 and up, but I think it could be played by younger kids, too, once they got the hang of it. 


About North Star Games: Founded by Dominic Crapuchettes, North Star Games "brings friends and families together with fun, innovative party and family games." (NorthStarGames)  Mr. Crapuchettes has been designing games for over 30 years, one game was even banned from 8th grade for being played too much during class. His passion for gaming continued into adulthood, even inspiring him to leave the position of captain on an Alaskan salmon fishing boat to start North Star Games! His Co-President is Satish Pillalamarri, who is the Chief Question Writing Officer at the company. Luke Warren is also a designer with North Star Games to add to the fun. You can read more about each of these gentlemen at the Designers page.

About Wits & Wagers Family: The game is basically a trivia game with a twist. Mr. Crapuchettes had originally designed a game called Conceptual Pursuits that was transformed into Wits & Wagers, which has now been modified to include the whole family. There are 150 cards, each having two questions. Then there are 5 Answer Boards (these are dry erase) that each player or team has. This means that up to 10 people could play if you were to play teams.  The Scoreboard is also dry erase and allows you to, you guessed it, keep score. The first player or team to reach the end is the winner. The cutest thing about this game are the Meeples (this is the little character on the front of the box, you can see them in the picture below, too)These are the little human shaped wooden figures that coordinate color with the Answer Boards. There are 2 sizes, large and small, and each offers a different point amount.
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How To Play: As a question is asked, each player writes the answer (it's always a number) on his board and places it on the table. Then the players place there Meeples on whichever card they think has the number closest to the answer, without going over. (There is also a "1" card that you could choose if all the answers seem high.) The large Meeple is worth 2 points and the small is 1 point. Whoever has the right answer gets 1 point and then any Meeple on the right card gets it's designated point(s). The player that reaches the end of the scoreboard first, wins. It's That Easy!!

What We Thought: We absolutely love this game! We've played it several times since receiving it and continue to have fun with it. What's great is that even if you don't know the answer, you can still earn points by using someone else's answer. And the questions are kid friendly, too, like Disney questions and PEZ questions (no freebee answers here, lol). This is a game that the whole family can enjoy without the younger ones feeling bad that they don't know an answer. It really is a wonderful family friendly game.

How To Purchase: You can purchase Wits & Wagers for $19.99 by clicking on the cart symbol on the North Star Games website here. You can also purchase at Target, Amazon, and local toy and game retailers. You can contact North Star Games here.

To read other reviews by other TOS Crew members, you can click here. Thanks for reading my review and enjoy the game!!
And remember: I received this product free as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew with sole purpose to provide an honest review after using the product. For more information on this, please see my disclaimer
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