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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Wits & Wagers is a trivia party game where you don't need the right answers to win. For each question, bet on the answer you think is closest to the truth, whether or not that answer is your own. Use your knowledge of trivia, your intuition, and the odds to help decide where to bet. Seven rounds of questions - plus dancing characters and upbeat music - keep a fifteen-minute game lively for family and friends, local or online. Wits & Wagers includes 700 unique and fun questions for up to 25 hours of exciting play. The game supports one to four players at one console, or two to six players online. Invite your friends over to your house, or invite your friends online. Wits & Wagers supports both the Xbox Live Vision Camera and the Big Button Pad controller. [Hidden Path] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. A genius quiz-show game that ranks right up there with classics like "You Don't Know Jack." [Apr 2008, p.68]
  2. One of the best family games out there. [June 2008, p.78]
  3. Put this one squarely in the party game camp, but it’s a welcome spin on the quiz genre.
  4. 64
    If you like numbers – dates, weights, estimates, measures, etc. – then Wits & Wagers may be right up your alley. But as an overall trivia experience, it wears out its welcome fairly quickly.
  5. 60
    The games biggest offender is the questions themselves, there's no rhyme or reason to any of them.
  6. Ultimately the game dies due to the problems with the multiplayer, and so here lies the paradox: it would be great to see more people playing this online, but online is so crippled it doesn't make buying it worth while. Go figure.
  7. Some board games translate well. This doesn't. [Aug 2008, p.99]

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  1. stupendousmonkey
    May 28, 2008
    Okay, graphically and aurally the game is not ideal, but the core gameplay opens up trivia to everyone since you do not need to know the answers to win. Once you get into the action, the graphics and such become irrelevant.

    Great as a trivia/party/family game, but definitely not up your alley if you are of the hardcore gamer persuasion.