Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Northstar Games Wits & Wagers Family TOS Crew Review

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      School time can't always mean books and work, there is a ton of positives about homeschooling and the one of them that comes to mind is the ability to make learning as fun as possible. In our house that means making games an intrical part of our homeschool curriculum. I am always on the hunt to find great family friendly games that we can use in our homeschool and also for family game night.

   Being a member of the TOS Crew has helped me in my venture to find wonderful games that I can incorporate into our learning time. This review opportunity was no exception. Now I know what you are thinking how can a game be a learning opportunity? Well I am about to show you why! I was asked as part of the Tos Crew to Review one of the greatt games from Northstar Games, Wits & Wagers Family.

Here is what Wits & Wagers Family is all about:
Wits & Wagers Family simplifies the rules and scoring system of the popular Wits & Wagers. Now families and kids can get into the Wits & Wagers action! First, every player writes down a guess to a fun question. Then players try to score points by choosing which guess is closest to the right answer without going over. That is it!

The game features 300 new family-friendly questions. And even better than that, Wits & Wagers Family includes Meeples-- fun, cute, human shaped wooden pieces that the players use to select which answers they think are correct. Meeples have been a hallmark in European style strategy games for years, but this is the first time they have made an appearance in a party game.

So check out Wits & Wagers Family, the game that combines laughter and learning in a way that all ages can enjoy together!

A Family Edition of the Most Award-Winning Party Game in History!

  My boys have asked to play this game just about everyday since we received it in the mail. It was very fun to see them laugh at some of the answers and learn all at the same time. My husband even got into this game and if you knew him you would know that games are really not his thing.
  It made my kids really second guess themselves and to try and really think about their answers the next time around. As we all laid our answers down and "bet" on each others answers it was fun to see them really go against their answers. Sometimes they would split their wager and sometimes they would lay it all on the line with one answer. We had a different winner each time we played so it is so not a game where you really have to know the answers. Guessing is half the fun.

  This game is suggested ages 8 and up, my boys are 11,13 and almost 15 and all liked it. I would even think that younger kids could enjoy it as guessing is half the fun. So you would have to use your best judgement.

  What I liked about it is all of the answers had fun facts to be told to go right along with them. So they were learning even though they were laughing themselves silly. Usually at their Dad's answers but we won't tell him that. My kids loved "betting" against each others answers and it was great to see them thinking it through when it was time to put their meeples down. The large meeple was worth 2 points and the little one was only worth one point. Another great positive about this game is that it uses wipe off board for the answers and the score boards so you are not using paper and then throwing it away. We are big into being "Green" in our family so this was a huge bonus with our family.

 The one downside is you have to have at least 3 people to play so my 2 boys that I homeschool could never play without me or my husband during the day. The flipside of this is it just makes me take time out to play and have fun too. So it is a small negative.
  Northstar Games makes some other great fun games one of them is Say Anything Family which we had the pleasure of reviewing too, so be sure to check out my thoughts on that game also.  Make sure you check out the whole variety of games they offer. If you would like to pick up Wits & Wagers Family you can do so online or from a variety of retail stores.


   Be sure to check out the opinions of my fellow TOS Crew mates and what their family's had to say about Wits & Wagers Family.

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