Gather LOTS of friends - more than 10 is perfect. Split into teams of 2 - 3, move the chairs out of the room, stand around a large table, and get ready to cheer when your team hits the jackpot!
Wits & Wagers Party brings the energy and excitement of Vegas into your home. The game is most exciting when players divide into teams, so divide into teams if you have 6 or more players.
It won't be long before your home is filled with cheers and high-fives!
- 105 question cards
- 12 betting tokens
- 50 poker chips
- 6 dry-erase pens
- 6 dry-erase player boards
- 1 Elvis-impersonator board
- 1 rules manual
Divide into 3 to 6 teams. Team size can range from 1 player per team to 3 players per team.
Each team gets a Dry Erase Pen, an Answer Board, and both Betting Tokens of the same color as their Answer Board.
Place the "1" Elvis Impersonator Answer Board in the center of the table.
Choose a player to be the Question Reader. Give the Question Reader 7 Question Cards. Choose a player to be the Banker. Place the Poker Chips next to the Banker.
Note to Banker: Each Poker Chip has a value of $100. The Question Reader and the Banker will play in the game as normal players.
Ask a Question
Read the top question of the first Question Card. Each team (or player) writes a guess on their Answer Board and places it facedown on the table.
Don't worry, no one is expected to know the answer, so just take your best guess!
Sort the Guesses
Once every team (or player) has submitted a guess, flip the Answer Boards face-up. Sort them from smallest to largest starting with the "1" Answer Board.
If two or more guesses are exactly the same, stack them next to each other as shown below.
Place your Bets
Each team (or player) places their Betting Tokens on the Answer Board(s) they think is the closest without going over. Teams do not have to place Betting Tokens on their own guess. Teams may:
Place both Betting Tokens on the same Answer Board.
Split their Betting Tokens between any two Answer Boards.
Pay the Winners
After all the Betting Tokens are placed, flip over the Question Card and read the answer. The winning guess is the closest to the correct answer without going over.
The Banker gives:
A Poker Chip to the player that wrote the winning guess (sometimes more than 1 player will get this Poker Chip).
A Poker Chip to the player(s) that placed a $100 Betting Token on the winning guess.
Two Poker Chips to the player(s) that placed a $200 Betting Token on the winning guess.
The "1" Answer Board pays double. So if "1" is the closest answer without going over, all bets placed on the "1" Answer Board get paid double!
The correct answer is 209. Therefore, the winning guess is "195" (the blue Answer Board) since it is the closest guess without going over.
The Banker gives...
- The Blue team one Poker Chip for writing "195", and one Poker Chip for placing a $100 Betting Token on "195".
- The Red team two Poker Chips for placing a $200 Betting Token on "195".
- The Green team three Poker Chips for placing both
Betting Tokens on "195".
Each team takes back their Answer Board and Betting Tokens and erases their Answer Board. Start the next round by reading from the next Question Card. Repeat this for 6 rounds.
The Final Question
The 7th question is the final question in the game. For this round, teams may choose to increase their bets by betting with the Poker Chips they have collected. Teams do this by stacking some (or all) of their Poker Chips under their Betting Tokens.
Poker Chips must be stacked underneath a Betting Token so the Banker knows who placed each bet.
If any Poker Chips are bet on the wrong answer, they are lost and returned to the bank.
Teams are not required to bet with their Poker Chips.
End of the Game
The team with the most Poker Chips at the end of the 7th question wins!
In case of a tie, the team with the youngest player wins.
Note: Once you have gone through the top questions on all 105 Question Cards, then use the bottom questions for your game.