Not a trivia buff? It doesn't matter! In Wits & Wagers, each player writes a guess to a question such as “In what year did the bikini swimsuit makes its first appearance?” or “How many feet wide is an NFL football field?” and places it face-up on the betting mat. Think you know the answer? Bet on your guess. Think you know who the experts are? Bet on their guess. The closest answer pays out according to the odds on the betting mat. Strike it big and you’ll be cheering like you just hit the jackpot!
Wits & Wagers is a trivia game that lets you bet on anyone’s answer. So you can win by making educated guesses, by playing the odds, or by knowing the interests of your friends. It can be taught in 2 minutes, played in 25 minutes, and accommodates up to 20 people in teams.
This is an Excel spreadsheet for the convention version of Wits and Wagers (11 teams). You can type in each team's guess, and it will automatically order and display the guesses under the correct location. It also contains the payouts.
I created a spreadsheet with more UK / Worldwide based questions rather than US focused questions. All questions have a link to the source of the answers and most have a bit of trivia with them as well.
In this file you will find lesson plans and materials for using Wits and Wagers in the classroom. There is a lesson on comparing and contrasting Canada and the United States. The second lesson is a set of two lessons for using the estimation of wits and wagers to get students to understand how to use formulas for circumference and area. These lessons were written for fifth graders but could be modified for use with older or younger students.
Here is a sign-up sheet you can use when you are hosting a Wits & Wagers game show at your convention. I have also uploaded a flyer which explains the details of this event.
If your convention attracts over 100 people, and you can get 21 people to join in the event, then contact North Star Games. We will send prize support.
You can post this flyer at any convention where you are going to host a Wits & Wagers game show. It explains what the game is.
I have also uploaded a sign-up sheet for the event. If your convention attracts over 100 people, and you can get 21 people to join in the event, then contact North Star Games. We will send prize support.