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Wits & Wagers

4.7 out of 5 stars 508 customer reviews
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  • Wits and Wagers, the game of guts and "guesstimates", is a fast-paced game that combines the most interesting elements of trivia with the excitement of gambling.
  • Players can win by making educated guesses or by having the guts to bet on the high-payout answers of their friends.
  • Whether it's the dramatic "all-in" question or the thrill of winning more chips, Wits and Wagers makes any gathering a party!
  • Ages 10+ | 3 - 7 players
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Wits & Wagers is history’s most award-winning party game. Why does everyone love Wits & Wagers? Because you don’t need to know the answers to win! The excitement is betting on the best guess. First, everyone writes down a guess to a fun question like “In inches, how tall is the Oscar statuette?” Then players bet on which guess is closest to the right answer. Strike it big and you'll be cheering like you just hit the jackpot!

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 3.6 x 12.5 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B000809NNC
  • Item model number: NSG101
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,250 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (508 customer reviews)
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Wits & Wagers is the trivia game that levels the playing field for those who can't abide trivia games. Even a child can play this and win. The skill comes more from making smart bets than answering correctly.


The game comes with a set of question cards that ask questions that even Jeopardy! players would find hard to know. (Such as "How many elevators operate within the Empire State Building?") The cards are nicely designed and sturdy. The answers come printed on the backs and include extra details to flesh out the interesting nature of the questions.

The players bet on a betting table board (fabric over a rubberized back in the first edition, felt in the second). The betting board contains a series of odds that run from the middle at 1:1 to the ends at 4:1. Each players selects one of seven colors and receives two wooden bet markers painted in their color. Players then receive a dry-erase marker and a small dry-erase board framed in their color. They also receive ten red chips (worth 5 pts each) and three blue (10 pts). A 30-second sand timer limits stalling on answering questions or betting.


A game consists of seven questions. A question with a numerical answer is read from the card and the timer set. Each player writes his answer on his dry-erase board. When time is called, the player's answers are placed on the betting board according to their spread; the response in the middle of all answers is placed at the center of the betting board at 1:1 with the rest spread in numerical order across the betting positions (with increasing odds against) on each side.

Players are then given 30 more seconds to bet once the answers are in place.
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This review will be a bit unusual. Instead of reviewing the game normally I'm going to tell you the story of how our first game of Wits & Wagers went.

If you simply want to read the summary of what I think about Wits & Wagers, here it is: It's one of the best party games your money can buy. It's got all the hallmarks of a great party game: Fun & Exciting, light, family friendly, easy to learn, and short gametime to allow for multiple playings.

So that's it. But if you want to know how our first game of Wits & Wagers went, read on.


I had not been into the gaming scene for a long time, and in my small collection I had zero party games. This led me to do some searching around for the ONE party game that will make it to my tiny collection.

I had come across Wits & Wagers in my searches and found the premise of the game to be very interesting. However, being a value (read: cheap) gamer that I am, I wanted to wait to place my order as a bulk to save on shipping cost. When North Star Games graciously offered a 2nd edition copy to be reviewed, I immediately jumped on the opportunity. After a few days the game arrived.

I then waited and waited, and waited for the right opportunity to introduce the game to our group. Having read the rules and learning about the overall sense of the gameplay I have a feeling that the game will do better with more people than it would with less. Our group consisted of some casual gamers and many who are non-gamers. When we finally had our Christmas gathering, I did a headcount and there were twenty-three people left after dinner. There were 4 simultaneous games going on and one group just finished a game. perfect.
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I received Wits & Wagers as a gift last year and have since given it to four different friends. People love this game. It's fast (everyone answers each question), fun (lots of interaction - you're betting on your friend's guesses) and easy to play (the rules sound complicated, but they are not). Besides a few date/year questions, it's pretty hard to embarrass yourself and the gambling levels the playing field. The way the game is structured (with a no limit final round), almost everyone is in it until the end too. Unlike some other trivia games, this one lends itself to mixed crowds of trivia buffs and children. Knowing lots of trivia really won't help you all that much, as smart bets are the key. I highly recommend this award winning game!
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This is a fabulous game. Our family loves trivia games. But games like Trivial Pursuit, or many other trivia games, either a) take hours or b) are very lopsided if you have one person who is really great at remembering trivia. This game, on the other hand, is accessible for a family group that can easily include teens, adults, the elderly. It goes quickly, and you can finish a game easily in 30 minutes or so.

Basic premise of the game is that there is a question, which requires a numerical answer. For example, a question could be - "How many positive reviews does Wits and Wagers have on Amazon?" Everyone guesses the answer on a tiny little whiteboard, and then everyone reveals at the same time. Those answers are place in order from small to large, and then you bet on where you think the answer is, including an option that says everyone has guessed too high. The further from the middle guess, the higher your reward in terms of chips which you bet. At the end, after 10 questions, the person with the highest number of chips wins.

There are additional versions of this game as well. Family version is great if you have small kids, the questions can make sense to a 5 year old, and the betting 'odds' are removed to make it simpler. For the party version, the odds are removed, and it flows a bit faster.

The only con to this game that I have is that there are only 250 questions, and I don't see any refills available.
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