Wits & Wagers
Named "Party Game of the Year" by Games Magazine, this hilarious trivia guessing game is truly fun for all - trivia buff or trivia phobe! To play, just lay out the football-field inspired mat, and each player receives two betting tokens, a dry-erase answer card, and a dry erase marker. Assign one player to be the Banker and one player to be the Question Reader. Each round, the Question Reader reads a trivia question, and then each player or team guesses at an answer and writes it on their answer card. Now, all 252 trivia questions has a numerical answer, such as "How many miles long is the Mississippi River?" so all players can guess at an answer. Answers are placed on the playing mat, from lowest to highest, and then players/teams place their two betting chips on the answers that they think are closest. In this case, if you had no idea how long the Mississippi River was, but you're playing with your brother who's a geography buff, you might bet on his answer. After everyone has placed their chips, the answer is revealed, and players who bet on the answer that is closest (without going over) receive additional chips. Then it's on to the next round! Games are pretty short, consisting of 7 questions each, and the player/team with the most points at the end of the 7th round wins! We like this one because everyone plays at the same time, and everyone can enjoy it, regardless of knowledge or age! For 4-20 players; play duration is about 25 minutes.