|The Wit and Wagers Layout. Irrelevant math equations are not required, but also are not not required|
Wit and Wagers is a trivia game that fixes the genre’s biggest problem: having to know stuff. In this game it is much better to have a wife who has lots of random knowledge and a terrible poker face.
North Star Games
Good for People who Grew up Playing
Ease of Learning:
Very simple. Shouldn’t take more than a minute or two to get everyone on board. The most difficult part is remembering which chips count for which value.
You get an erasable marker and a small white board to draw on. Have at it. (Get your own erasers. A scrap of a paper towel will do, but we’ve found great success with pom-pom balls from the craft store.)
Player Count and Length:
3-7 though can it go higher if you play in teams. At any count it is fast to play and shouldn’t take more than half an hour to get through.
The Expansion Pack offers more questions when you use up the original ones.
Wit & Wagers Family makes the game more family friendly, not that the original isn’t. It removes the gambling aspect of the game, which to me is a pretty vital part.
Wit & Wager Party takes the lighter questions from the expansion pack and makes a game of it. Not sure I see the point of this one either, but it is likewise supposed to be more kid friendly.
Introducing the Game to New Gamers:
No advice needed here. Experience, beyond remembering answers, is not helpful.