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Wits & Wagers is a trivia betting game where you
can bet on answers provided by other players. Part of the game
is what you know, part of the game is how well you can read the
other players, and part of the game is playing the odds. The
trick is that you have to weigh how certain you are about your
opinions against the odds on the board. For instance, you seem
to remember that George Washington was born between 1735 and
1745. That answer pays out double your bet, but 1725 - 1733 pays
four times your bet. Where do you place your bet?
There are no turns in Wits & Wagers. Everyone answers
every question and everyone bets on every question. There are
only seven questions in a full game which means an average game
takes between 15 - 25 minutes to play. Players can bet up to
10 points worth of chips for the first six questions but can
bet up to all of their chips on the seventh and final question.
The WBC tournament will take place in three rounds. The full
tournament is expected to take about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Each
round consists of a full game of Wits & Wagers. Points
will be awarded to every player based upon where they place in
1st place: 7 points
2nd place: 6 points
3rd place: 5 points
4th place: 4 points
5th place: 3 points
6th place: 2 points
7th place: 1 point
with the highest cumulative scores will be placed together for
each round. Only tables that have four or more players will get
played. The player that has the most cumulative points after
three games will be the winner.
All ties are broken in this order:
Most 1st place finishes
Most 2nd place finishes
Most 3rd place finishes and etc
Secondary ties will be broken by who scored higher in the
Wits & Wagers will also be appearing at WBC in
a non-tournament form three times as an opportunity to win non-plaque
WBC's Wits & Wagers Game Show
Seven teams will compete in a Wits & Wagers trivia
event that lasts 60 minutes. Each team will consist of four
to eight players. Winning teams will receive prizes. We'll
teach new players the game with a sample question. You can get
more information at www.NorthStarGames.com.
Thursday 7pm - 8:30pm
Friday - 6pm - 7:30pm
Saturday - 7pm - 8:30pm
Space will fill up on a first come, first serve basis with
this one exception: priority will be given to larger teams and
to people who have not entered previously. Ask for the sign-up
sheet at our vendor booth if you would like to guarantee your
Wits & Wagers Game Shows will be held in the stadium
seating of the Hopewell room.
These are the prizes that will be given at each of the three
events. Winning teams will need to figure out how to distribute
the prizes among themselves.
1st Prize (value $125+): $50 cash, Conquest of the Empire or
Railroad Tycoon, Wench, & Everyone receives a $10 off coupon
for Wits & Wagers
2nd Prize (value $63+): Carcassonne, Balloon Cup or Lost Cities,
Wench & Everyone receives a $10 off coupon for Wits &
3rd Prize: Everyone receives a $10 off coupon for Wits &
Expect Wild Guessing and Wild Betting!