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Subject: Breakdown of Question Type in Wits & Wagers rss

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Dominic Crapuchettes
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A lot of people are curious about what types of questions they can expect if they purchase Wits & Wagers. This will help illuminate some of our methodology for choosing question:

Wits & Wagers comes with 700 questions. Since there are 7 questions in each game, you can play 100 games without any repeat questions.

Here is a breakdown of how we categorized the 700 questions:
Geography - 60
History - 100
Sociology - 70
Science - 60
Pop Culture - 100
Sports - 70
Arts & Literature - 30
Business & Economics - 40
Wild - 70
All-In - 100

Some of the questions fell into several categories so we chose the one that made the most sense to us. These categories were then assigned question slots. So Question #2 will always be a History question and Question #5 will always be a Pop Culture question. This way we ensured that you would never get 2 history questions or 2 pop culture questions in the same game. The goal was to have as large a variety of question types as possible in each game.

We tried to cover a wide variety of topics in order not to give an advantage to any specific type of knowledge. That way, a good portion of the game would be figuring out who to bet on depending on the question.

Here is a breakdown of the answer types of the 700 questions:
Age - 26
Comparison - 13
Date - 203
Depth - 4
Distance - 6
Height - 18
Length - 5
Measurement - 4
Money - 40
Number - 182
Percent - 114
Population - 6
Size - 4
Speed - 9
Temperature - 2
Time - 45
Weight - 16
Width - 3

A disproportional number of these answers are dates (203) which means you'll have an average of 2 questions each game that are looking for dates. Only half of these are categorized as history which means the other half are from other categories. For instance, "In what year did the pilot episode of the TV sitcom Seinfeld air?" is categorizes as Pop Culture, not as History. This means you'll find it on a card as Question #5, not as Question #2.

I hope this helps!
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