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Editor's Note: Many thanks to BGG lurker Kate for gifting me her copy of Wits & Wagers.

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Legal Disclaimer: PLAYMOBIL® is the property of Geobra Brandstätter GmbH & Co. KG. Despite what the images in this review might suggest, absolutely no PLAYMOBIL® figures are included in Wits & Wagers. Apart from spending large amounts of money on their beautiful toys, I have no affiliation with PLAYMOBIL®.
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Yay, it's so good to see the Legion in another installment!

I especially love the Roman numerals, and the trivia questions.
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HanClinto wrote:
I especially love the Roman numerals, and the trivia questions.


Well, the Legion has trouble with those newfangled Arabic numerals, and then when we started going through the questions, none of them knew where the Misssissippi was or what an NFL is when it's at home, so I thought I'd better make some strategic substitutions.
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Brilliant.
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Yay! The Legion returns! Nice to see this again.
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Brilliant deployment of "Aaah! Not the face!"
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Another gem of a review.

Touching on your 'roman numerals' comment, my only (mild) dissatisfaction with W&W is its US-centricity. I'd like to be able to buy the question packs from Gambit 7 (which is tricky to obtain in Australia).
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Another gem of a review.

Touching on your 'roman numerals' comment, my only (mild) dissatisfaction with W&W is its US-centricity. I'd like to be able to buy the question packs from Gambit 7 (which is tricky to obtain in Australia).


I want the Gambit 7 questions, too...hopefully they'll get a wider release.
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Has the legion investigated the connection between the number of hills in Rome and questions in Wits & Wagers? I'm sensing that Mr. Crapuchettes may have done this to curry favor with the Emperor.
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alfredhw wrote:
spritey wrote:

Touching on your 'roman numerals' comment, my only (mild) dissatisfaction with W&W is its US-centricity. I'd like to be able to buy the question packs from Gambit 7 (which is tricky to obtain in Australia).


I want the Gambit 7 questions, too...hopefully they'll get a wider release.


I would likewise be interested in seeing the "international" question packs made available over here. My lack of American pop culture and sporting knowledge is particularly lamentable (although the genius of W&W is that doesn't really matter very much).

The Legion, of course, will be lobbying Mr. Crapuchettes to start immediate production of an Ancient Rome set of questions. I originally asked them "in what year did Nero fiddle while Rome burned?" but they got into a huge argument about whether the year should be in Ab Urbe Condita or Anno Domini, then a fist fight broke out and I had to suspend shooting for the day.
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spizio wrote:
Has the legion investigated the connection between the number of hills in Rome and questions in Wits & Wagers?


There are 173 questions in Wits & Wagers? Really!?
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spritey wrote:
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Has the legion investigated the connection between the number of hills in Rome and questions in Wits & Wagers?


There are 173 questions in Wits & Wagers? Really!?


I'm sure there are only TWO questions in Wits and Wagers!!
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spizio wrote:
Has the legion investigated the connection between the number of hills in Rome and questions in Wits & Wagers? I'm sensing that Mr. Crapuchettes may have done this to curry favor with the Emperor.


Thank you for bring this blunder to our attention. Our Department of Public Relations (DOPR) has decided that it is not advantageous to have people thinking we are curing favor with the Emperor. For this this reason (and this reason alone), we will change the number of per card questions for future print runs, starting with the release of Wits & Wagers Party at GenCon.

Suck it Mr Emperor!
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Suck it Mr Emperor!


I notice you are taking this tone only after the Emperor has returned an irrevocable "thumbs up" verdict!
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Suck it Mr Emperor!


I notice you are taking this tone only after the Emperor has returned an irrevocable "thumbs up" verdict!


Well to be fair a thumbs up is revocable, a thumbs down on the other hand whistle
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spizio wrote:
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Suck it Mr Emperor!


I notice you are taking this tone only after the Emperor has returned an irrevocable "thumbs up" verdict!


Well to be fair a thumbs up is revocable, a thumbs down on the other hand whistle


Actually, I read somewhere that thumbs up meant "death" to the Romans...

... Google search ...

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DID THE ROMANS TURN THUMBS DOWN ON GLADIATORS?

LAWRENCE -- Everybody knows how a crowd in ancient Rome told one gladiator to kill another -- by the thumbs-down gesture.

But then everybody may be wrong, Anthony Philip Corbeill figures.

The University of Kansas associate professor of classics, having slogged through hundreds of references to ancient Roman thumbs in literature and art, has concluded that the thumbs-up gesture was the kill signal.

Moreover, Corbeill thinks that the raised thumb was probably in motion, reminiscent of gangsters ordering someone out of a room or of modern umpires declaring a runner out rather than safe.
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It's actually a totally moot point of discussion anyways, as the Emperor doesn't actually have thumbs. But he's rather touchy on that subject, so we try not to raise it...
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Oh! Geekus Maximus will be delighted to know that his compatriots in the Legion Australianum are enjoying his work. laugh
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