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Griddly Games Words of the Wise

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  • Play in English, French, Spanish, and German
  • 101 unique and interesting Category Cards
  • Socially-stimulating, mind-provoking and brain-bending
  • 1 or more players
  • Ages 10 and above
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Socially Stimulating, Brain Bending, and Mind Provoking! Do your ABC's like you've never done before! Turn your ABC's into a hilarious and challenging game. Pick up a category card from the deck and think fast to find the words to match--alphabetically! A, B, C might be easy,- see if you can get to X, Y, Z! There are multiple ways to play. Try it on your own, go head to head, or compete in teams. Pick the one that best suits your group.

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Turn your ABC's into a very hilarious and challenging word game. Pick up a category card from the deck and think fast to find the words to match, - alphabetically. A, B, C might be easy, see if you can get to X, Y, Z. There are multiple methods of play. Try it on your own, go head to head, or compete in teams. Pick the one that best suits your group. It’s perfect for parties, road trips, or just relaxing and having fun with friends. Griddly Games are “Games that get YOU going.” Their award-winning party and board games inspire laughter and fun, while promoting a healthy, active lifestyle. Griddly Games was founded in 2007 by a former educator and mom from Vancouver, BC. Therefore, all of Griddly’s games offer social interaction, learning, strategy and challenges that anyone (from across the grid) can enjoy.


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  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 4.7 x 11.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B003EYUV12
  • Item model number: 4000141
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 10 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,986 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gloria Rosenthal on June 6, 2013
That is not a typo in the name; this game is not about words to the wise. We, the players, are the wise ones. In this game players are challenged to come up with words as the fast-paced game speeds along. We must find words, alphabetically, to match categories. Category cards tell you to name, e.g. movies, trees, emotions, flavors and so much more. How about cars? Audi, Bentley, Cadillac, Dodge, and on through the alphabet. Stuck? Not to worry. If you have a Wise Alec card you can use it to skip one letter ahead, repeat letter used before, pass, and even one that lets you use the letter to end the word. So if you need a car with the letter U, laugh it off. Wise Alec permits you to say Suburu, instead. Yes, it calls for quick thinking but isn't that what word games are all about? Cards list categories in English, French, German and Spanish, with appropriate instructions (but we stick with English; my second language is Pig Latin!). This compact game is good to go so travel with it and play solitaire while waiting for your plane to take off! We've played this game over and over and something new is always coming up, along with laughter and players moaning after they miss something "so simple".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Erin R. on June 11, 2013
We recently picked up Words of the Wise and loved it! It's a use-your-brain game using the ABC's to come up with as many words alphabetically as you can, based on the topic.

You can play individually, with a group, or in teams, which makes it the idea game for families, or your favorite teacher. Each topic point value changes based on difficulty level. We started with "Food", so it was fun to hear my kids zip through apples, bananas, candy and donuts, but the best part was when they got to "Q" and "X" -then I got to shout out quail eggs! We even found them at our local supermarket on our next visit!!! We did search for an "X" food and found xylocarp, but since we'd never heard of it, we skipped it. Other categories include "Sea Life," "Transportation," "Companies," "TV Characters," and lots more worth between 10 and 50 points.

The game also has Wise Alec cards that allow you to skip turns, pass, skip letters and several other options as well.

It's definitely a bonus when you can find a game that works with a multi-aged group - plus, we're taking a long road-trip this summer, so the cards will be great non-electronic entertainment.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ralphy on May 1, 2013
This is the game we take with us everytime we head out for a long car ride! Doing your ABC in a round robin doesn't sound too challenging but we were surprised how much brain twisting we had to do. There are lots of topics to pick from with different difficulties assigned. We leveled the playing field by giving different targets to see who would win.

When it was my turn and it said girl's names, I took the challenge approach and ran through all the girls names from A-Z - and got to steal the points! My youngest got us when he challenged us all to a speed round on a different topic. We enjoyed that there were a few ways to play this game.

It is also in 4 different laungages so we tried to learn how to say everything in the Spanish, French and even German!

This is a game we don't get tired playing! Two thumbs up!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa DeLair on August 30, 2015
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This is a nice friendly and fun card game to play with friends . Its easy to learn to play and fun as well. Like that is has its own box to keep all the cards in and not lose any. We had fun and laughed while playing this game. I did receive this card game complimentary for my honest thoughts and unbiased review.
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By Stacey D on August 28, 2015
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I received this Griddly Games Words of the Wise game complimentary, below is my honest review.

This game comes in a compact box and is perfect for my game closet. My kids and I try to have board game nights to spend time together and unplug from electronics.

Product Description:
Play in English, French, Spanish, and German
101 unique and interesting Category Cards
Socially-stimulating, mind-provoking and brain-bending
1 or more players
Ages 10 and above
Socially Stimulating, Brain Bending, and Mind Provoking! Do your ABC's like you've never done before! Turn your ABC's into a hilarious and challenging game. Pick up a category card from the deck and think fast to find the words to match--alphabetically! A, B, C might be easy,- see if you can get to X, Y, Z! There are multiple ways to play. Try it on your own, go head to head, or compete in teams. Pick the one that best suits your group.

Not only is this a fun board game, it is educational and keeps the mind sharp. I like having that variety.
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My friends and I love a good game night and Words of the Wise is a fun addition to our rotation. I really like how simple the concept is. And the results are hilarious. Especially if someone says something questionable or that they clearly made up. We added some extra rules while playing it having a judge and challenge ability and it made it super competitive between our teams. There were tons of laughs and there are requests to play this game every time we get together.
An interesting touch to this version is that it has multiple languages on it. If you are practicing or learning a foreign language, it would be a fun way to enhance those skills. I like that the box for the game is really small because you can easily take it with you and even play it on road trips! Overall, a really fun game that I highly recommend.
I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion and review.
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