North Star Games designs party games that don't suck! Play them with your non-gamer friends over the holidays.
First there was Hearts, then there was Spades, and now we bring you Clubs. The suit of clubs finally gets some respect!
I'm considering buying this game, but I just need to know: Is this a game that people can actually use for gambling with real money?
You can play for money as long as you're sure that no one has tried to memorize the answers. One way to make sure would be to have everyone come in with one question of their own (which they would not be able to answer).
I would also recommend using the variation I posted because it makes the game more competitive.
One problem with using money to gamble in W&W is that you play against the house. The solution is to have everyone pay a certain amount to enter the game, and to pay out the top three players. This is the payout I suggest:
1st place: 50%
2nd place: 40%
3rd place: 10% (get your money back)
The game also builds nicely in excitment if you play two or three games in a row and add the your points together from all the games. This makes the all-in question in the earlier games much more interesting because people are much less likely to go all in.
Designer of Wits & Wagers and Cluzzle
Founder of North Star Games