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Wits & Wagers

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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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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 3.6 x 12.5 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: Imported (China)
  • ASIN: B000809NNC
  • Item model number: NSG101
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 10 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,979 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (342 customer reviews)
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Product Description

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!

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Customer Reviews

It is a game that is great and fun to play.
Margaret Overlot
Overall, the game is easy to learn, fun to play and can teach you a few things in the process.
Michael J. Neff
We have lots of fun guessing at the answers to questions that no one can possibly know!!
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370 of 376 people found the following review helpful By Daniel L Edelen TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 20, 2007
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.

COMPONENTS

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.

PLAY

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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250 of 267 people found the following review helpful By F. Widjaya on December 27, 2007
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.

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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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82 of 91 people found the following review helpful By J. Shields on December 8, 2006
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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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By JW on February 21, 2010
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Recently broke this out at a party. About half the guests enjoyed it, and half drifted away in apathy. Some people just don't LIKE making estimates, over and over again.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Enszer on June 25, 2007
Wits and Wagers is a deceptively simple, engaging, entertaining game. The game consists of simply seven questions, the answers of which are all numbers. A question is asked, everyone writes down what they think is the answer without going over the actual answer, and then everyone bets on which answer out of the group they believe is actually the closest without going over. The answers are arranged in number order, so the smaller or larger an answer is, the better the payoff for betting on that answer--and this aspect of the game is where points are won and lost the most. With the seventh and final question being a no-limits bet, anyone can win at any time, keeping everyone in the game.

Pros: no serious trivia knowledge necessary, game is quick to play (fifteen minutes or so), never the same, and a fun way to interact with others.

Con: sometimes it's too easy to run out of chips, if seven people/teams are playing and/or one too many people wins a big payout!

All in all, it's a fast-paced, entertaining party game that I highly recommend.
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