TID – Day 23 – Wanna Bet?

Name Wits and Wagers
Players 2 – A Whole Bunch
Play Time 20 – 30 minutes
Game Style Trivia Challenges

Wits and Wagers is a twist on the old trivia formula. Each question has two phases, the guess and the wager. During the guess, a question is asked, and everyone secretly writes down their answer on a little white board. During the wager phase, each answer is placed from lowest to highest, and everyone bets on which answer they think is closer. Chips are awarded in 2 ways, one for having the closest answer, and ones for having bet on the right answer. Once you have gained chips, you can continue to increase your bets by adding extra chips. I like that the questions are obscure/large enough that getting it exactly right is extremely rare.

Direct Curricular Applicability: Medium
– Number Sense (realistic guesses to questions)
Time to Play Medium
A full game takes a chunk of time, but each question provides a conclusion in itself.
Tangential Learning: Medium
It depends on the interest of the questions asked.
Gameplay Complexity Medium
Betting takes a little to get used to, but after that, it’s easy-peazy.
OVERALL: This was a party staple for awhile. It does need some extra packs once questions begin to repeat themselves.

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