Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wise Alec Sports Buffs Travel Game and Expansion Set

sportsbuffssmallWise Alec – Sports Buffs Travel Game & Expansion Set
From Griddly Games

About the game

Hey Sports Fans! For extra-curricular fun, challenge your friends with 300 questions to test your knowledge of sports history, athletes, and rules. Two levels of questions on each card let everyone from rookies to veterans play together. Plus, Wise Alec™ cards will have you doing tongue twisters, brain teasers, and fun exercises! No game board means this game is road-ready; no table required!

My Thoughts

Do you have a sport fan in your household?  If so this game would be for him or her.   The Wise Alec – Sports Buffs Travel Game is perfect to play a sports trivia game with friends while waiting for the game on television whether is it hockey, baseball, football, basketball or anything else for that matter.

More than three hundred questions will test your knowledge of sport rules and origins, professional sports as well as amateur sports.   Each card has two questions whether your are a rookie or a veteran.   In our house, we will more than likely pick the rookie questions as the one sporting event we will watch on television is the Olympics!  With the 2012 games in London coming next year, we are getting excited about watching them next summer.

The game is similar to the Wise Alec – Nature Nuts and the Wise Alec - Civilize This versions that I have previously reviewed.   Essentially you roll the die and if you roll a red, green or yellow color, you get a card from the deck of that color.   The red cards consist of question about rules & Origins like for example “Name the 5 rhythmic gymnastics events?” for 7 points.  The green cards will have questions about Athletes & Stats like for 3 points tell “Which basketball coach was known as the Wizard of Westwood?”.   Finally the yellow cards will contain questions on History & Moments like “After retiring as a player with what team did baseball great babe Ruth spend one year as a coach?” which will give you 7 points.

If you are in luck, you can roll a purple and get a Wise Alec card which will make you do exercises, tongue twisters, brainteasers and more.   With these special cards you can win or loose points, get special bonuses and other wacky things…   Here’s an example of a Wise Alec card – “ACTION!  Rub your stomach and pat your head for 5 seconds.  Then do the reverse for 5 seconds.  + 5 points.”

The cards from this game can also be used to expand your own set of Wise Alec™ Family Trivia Game.   This game can be played in different ways.   You decide the point goal or the time limit at the beginning of the game.  However, to make it more challenging, you can stagger the point goals to make it more difficult for the parents and easier for the kids, decide that the older players will only answer the 7 points questions and so on.

The Wise Alex Travel Games are original and concentrate on a specific theme.    I hope that other theme cards will come out in the future like for example geography or anatomy.   That would be fantastic!

The Wise Alec Civilize This! Travel Game and Expansion Set is available for purchase at various stores in the US and Canada. Check their retailers page for more details. However for Ottawa you can purchase them at G Whillikers located at 3A-1910 St-Laurent Blvd.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Griddly Games for sending me the product for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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