Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wise Alec Family Trivia Game

wisealecgraphicWise Alec Family Trivia Game
From Griddly Games

About the game

Hilarious fun with a witty twist!
Have a blast with this award-winning trivia party game! Wise Alec™ takes you back to everything you learned in grade school. With over 1000 questions covering a wide range of interesting topics in History, Science and Spelling, this game is guaranteed to entertain time and time again. Each card features both easy and hard questions – great for leveling the playing field between big and little kids. Pick up a Wise Alec™ card you and your family will laugh the night away as you discover your hidden talents, tie your tongue in knots with tongue twisters, learn basic manners and many other hilarious surprises.

My Thoughts

Are you looking for a family fun trivia game that will help you remember all the information you have read in school?  If so I have the perfect game for you!    It is called Wise Alec and it contains over 1000 questions based on the elementary school curricula in History, Science and Spelling.   Whether you are 8 years old or older this game will challenge you in many ways. 

The objective of the game is simple.    In fact you have three ways you can win!  

  1. Be the first person to reach the goal chosen at the beginning of the game.
  2. Be the person who has the most points in the amount of time decided at the beginning of the game.
  3. Be the first person to reach the point goal decided according to your age or skill level.

When you roll the die it will determine the number of squares you have to move.    You can choose any path as long as it is in the clockwise direction.    If you land on a red, green, or yellow square, you will get a question from the corresponding deck.  Red cards will challenge you on the history, the green on science and the yellow on spelling!    If you land on a blue square, you get to pick which subject to answer.   If you land on an orange square, the player at your right get to choose the subject you have to answer.  Finally, if you land on the Wise Alec square, you pick a Wise Alec card and follow the directions.  These cards are a bit more challenging I find because you can have a tongue twister, a brainteaser, win or loose points, or do some wacky things like doing 10 sit-ups for example (and yes this is one of the challenges in the cards!).

Each card have two options in the points 3 or 7.  Depending of your age and/or skills you can decide to have more challenge in answering questions.  For example here’s a science question for you.

For 3 points –  What are herbivores?

For 7 points – Plants that have stems, roots, & leaves are called what?

You can play up to 6 players which is perfect for our family eventually.   Right now, the younger kids would have more trouble to play alone but we can them up with mom, dad or big brothers.

Wise Alec is definitively a game that I would recommend for homeschoolers.   This game will help you use the information learned in your history, science as well as language arts lessons.    This is a great game to practice your spelling and use your  brain cells to recall things you have learned.    Besides with the wacky things you might have to do with the Wise Alec cards, you can be sure that laughter will be part of your get-together with your family!

The Wise Alec game can also be expanded if you can also purchase some Travel Editions & Expansion Sets – Nature Nuts, Civilize This and  Sports Buffs.

The Wise Alec Family Trivia Game 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.

Answers to the example of science:   For 3 points the answer was plant eaters and for 7 points the answer was vascular.

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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