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Wits and Wagers

Bet on your smarts in the trivia game where being close counts




Min

3

Max

7

Ideal:

7

Player Interaction:

1 vs. 1

Round:

30

10

Game:

To Play:

To Facilitate:

Easy

Medium

To Customize:

Easy

Mechanics:

Action Choice, Betting, Bluffing, Deduction, Hidden Action, Observation, Simultaneous Action, Trivia,

Dynamics:

Application, Attention, Credibility, Problem Solving, Reliability, Resourcefulness,

HOW TO PLAY

SCAN FOR MOBILE

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WHERE TO BUY

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Physical Setup

+ Answer cards (ideally dry erase)

+ Voting chips for betting

+ Quirky questions with numerical answers

+ Timer


You can also buy the physical game here.

Virtual Setup

Use a sharable answer and voting platform, such as Google Slides or Miro, to draw everyone's attention to the center of play

As an Opener

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As a Core Activity

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As a Closer

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HOW TO FACILITATE

SCAN FOR MOBILE

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GAME 1-PAGER

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Variations

Teams: Instead of players competing individually, group players into a team that answers and bets together

Furthest Answer: Instead of trying to get the closest, flip the winning answer to be the number that is most incorrect. It might help to set guardrails for what’s reasonable.

Middle Answer: similar to the furthest answer, the winning answers are the responses not closest or furthest. For example, if playing with an odd number of players, than there is an exact middle answer. If an even number, select the 2 middle answers.

Preambles

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Pulse Check

Q. Does everyone seem open to keep playing? Are the disengaged able to be more engaged?

Q. Are people having fun — smiling, laughing, in deep thought?

Q. Do you hear productive strategizing about how to improve round-to-round?

How

Position the reflection around pathways and resources for accomplishing goals and future growth:

  • How did the team organize itself around the rules and objectives?

  • Did conflict or miscommunication affect the game? How might you address that for next time?

  • Would more time, people, or resources have shifted the team's approach? How so?

Act

Position the reflection around the need to be in motion and see measurable progress:


  • How did your team define success? What indicated you were on the right track?

  • What game insights can you apply to better handle future times of crisis or uncertainty?

  • Did this game give you any ideas about how to activate team skills and resources in new ways?

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