Wit’s End Board Game – Ages 16 to Adult
Wit’s End is a challenging and entertaining trivia and brain-teasing game that will test your knowledge and engage how you think through some fun problem-solving.
Answer questions in four mind-challenging categories as you work your way to the center of the board. Think laterally and wrap your mind around a TEASER, deduce the ODD-1-OUT, figure out the SEQUENCE, or try your luck in the WILD CARD category.
The questions are packed with trivia, riddles and brain teasers on history, current affairs, popular culture, geography, science, arts and more.
So think hard and have fun being at your Wit’s End! Play as individuals or in teams. For 2-6 players/teams. Ages 16 to Adult.
An Award Winning Board Game that is great fun for Party Night, Trivia Night or Family Game Night! A classic to add to your game collection. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MORE IMAGES, DETAILS AND DESCRIPTIONS.
Sub Brand: Wit’s End. Genre: Party, Trivia. Theme: Classic, award winning, party, trivia, word. Color: Multicolored. Brand: Game Development Group. Manufacturer: Game Development Group. Mfg Recommended age: 16 – 100 years. Release date: January 1, 2017. Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No. Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars. Best Sellers Rank: #2,550 in Toys & Games. Manufacturer recommended age: 16 years and up. Our Recommended age: 16 years and up. Item model number: 11104. ASIN: B00004W60G. Country of Origin: USA. Item Weight: 2.31 pounds. Product Dimensions: 9.75 x 9.75 x 4 inches.
Specification: Wit’s End Board Game – Ages 16 to Adult
|Dimensions||9.75 × 9.75 × 4 in|
I almost didn’t buy this game because of the negative reviews, but I’m glad I did. This was a Christmas gift for my mother, who loves trivia, and the family played it a few times Christmas night. Could we answer all the questions? No, but had we been able to I think we would have been disappointed. I have to wonder if those who didn’t like the game were individuals who are used to playing games like Trivial Pursuit and getting the majority of the questions correct, and therefore were disappointed when they couldn’t do so with Wit’s End. The board is not confusing, as stated in other reviews. With each roll of the die you can move in one of two directions, landing on either a question type or roll again. As long as you answer correctly, you continue your turn. These are pretty basic concepts for this type of game. Rather than collecting pieces of pie, you advance inward on the board, trying to get to the center, by answering a question correctly after you land on one of the squares where two levels connect. The questions are challenging—yeah, in some cases VERY challenging—but even when you get the answer wrong you feel like you’ve learned something, whereas with other games you either know (or care) about the topic or don’t. After each player made an attempt at his or her question, we’d then allow everyone else at the table to take a stab at it, just to see if any of us would have gotten it correct. The different questions on each card are not categories or subjects (e.g. entertainment, history, sports), but instead are different formats of questions, with the subjects being totally random. “Teasers” are fun rhyming riddles, “Odd1Out” and “Sequence” require you to select the one answer of the four that doesn’t belong or put three items in order, respectively. “Wildcards” can be of any format, but we found the vast majority of the questions we had were to decide whether each of two unrelated statements is true or false. In fact, if I were to have one criticism of Wit’s End it would be that there wasn’t enough variety in the “Wildcard” space, but that could have been the luck of the draw or our perception rather than an actual problem with the game. If you’re looking to show off how brilliant you are at trivia, Wit’s End may bruise your ego a bit. If you like a challenge, though, and have others of a similar mind to play against, this game can be a lot of fun.Read more
First of all, if your age is higher than your IQ, this game is not for you. I can definitely say this is the most challenging board game I’ve ever played, but that’s what makes it great. I bought this as a gift for my brother for Christmas, and I was itching to try it out and we played with the whole family(minus the kids because there’s no way kids would be able to answer these questions). It makes you think so hard sometimes that it makes you feel like you’re an idiot, especially if you have to answer one of the riddles and can’t seem to figure it out. That’s when the answer is something so simple, but you over think it. Overall it’s a great game that gets the neurons firing and is an awesome game if you want to prove you’re smarter than your friends or family!Read more
I suppose I should qualify my 5 star review by saying that two of us like this game and two hate it but I really like it A LOT. It is kind of like Trivial Pursuit, but there are different types of questions, which use different types of knowledge/intelligence to figure out–it’s not just about knowing facts (though that’s the biggest part of it). I cannot figure out why the others don’t like it and they haven’t been able to articulate what they find objectionable about this game. I think it is really fun.Read more
Our family loves trivia and this is by far our favorite trivia game! We have an engineer, a chemistry professor, a paleontologist and an art history grad student and all four of us enjoy playing. The questions range in difficulty and provide a challenge without being frustrating and obscure. I can’t count how many game nights we’ve had with Wit’s End and we still haven’t run into the same questions. We enjoy it way more than Trivial Pursuit and other such games. We absolutely recommend it!Read more
Pros: – Great for families that don’t feel comfortable with more complex games. – Good for a diverse age group. – Engaging even during other people’s turns, but not so much so that you couldn’t take a bathroom break quickly. – The questions are diverse, many different categories are covered. It’s also nice that some of the answers can be guessed (as in pick A B C or D), whereas other ones YOU must come up with the answer for. It makes it more challenging and a deterrent to auto-winning for some people who inherently are lucky and could win the game just picking answers. – Simple to learn, very straightforward rules and game play. – The game is fairly re-playable. Each card has several different categories, so even if you go through the whole stack, the next time around you may do a different section of the card, or outright not remember the answer anyway even if it’s something you had before. Hopefully they come out with an expansion though. – Shipping was fast and there were no issues with damaged box/bent cards/etc. Cons: – It could be hard or frustrating for a little kid to play. An older kid or preteen could be able to play though. The game says 16 to adult, but I’m sure a bit younger person that is used to trivia games could participate. – The board is pretty simple, it’s not the prettiest game in the world. Overall: The game is fun and great for a diverse group of people from all different backgrounds/different interests. I played at Christmas with family. We sometimes have a hard time playing board games together as anything more complex than this, Scrabble, Codenames, Monopoly, or generic puzzles are not liked and too complicated for them. I am a huge board game nerd and love extremely complex games, I was afraid this would be boring but I really enjoyed it. I would recommend it and may buy it again for other family members and friends. 5/5 stars.Read more
Amazon Customer –
Expensive quiz game. Most of the questions are U.S. History and geography and this is a bit frustrating for non u. S. if you’re not familiar with details of these. More suited to American audience than a general one.Read more