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Thursday, September 8, 2011

TOS Review ~ Wise Alec ~ Nature Nut

We are games nuts around here so this was right up our alley when this review was offered.  It was a fun game to play during our 6 day power outage due to Hurricane Irene  when there was not much else to do.



"Explore the marvels of nature with the trivia game based on the award-winning Wise Alec Family Trivia Game! There are 300 questions to test your knowledge of animals, plants, and the Earth. Two levels of questions, on each card, let everyone from the nature novice to the eco-expert play together. Plus, Wise Alec cards will get you going with clever challenges and fun activities!"

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Wise Alec Nature Nuts Travel Game & Expansion Set by Griddly Games is geared towards children 8 and up, but my 4 year old enjoyed the game too by being on a team with Daddy.  She had fun guessing at some of the questions and especially loved the Purple Wise Alec cards.  We had to fight to keep the die away from McKenzie.  At one point she had swiped it and in the low light we could not find it for a bit.  Gotta love 2 year olds!

This trivia game is geared towards two to six players and to be played either in points value or time increments.  All you need to get started is a piece of paper and pen or pencil and then your off to test your skills in three different categories  including, Earth (yellow), Animals (red), Plants (green), and the wild card Wise Alec (purple).  Taking turns rolling a die determines which card/category your question comes from.  Each card includes two questions, a 3 point one for the younger crowd and 7 point option for the older group.  The purple Wise Alec cards were the best hands down.  Some of the fun activities on these cards include making a fish face, acting like a monkey, doing Yoga tree pose, or saying a twisty tongue twister like “One hedgehog hedged up the hedge, whilst another hedgehog hedged down.”.

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We thoroughly enjoyed playing this game and learning new things at the same time.  We chose to stagger the points, with the older players having to score 50 points to win while the younger players only needed 35 to win.  Because of our low light we also chose to make each question worth 5 points each instead of the 3 or 7 points like the game was written.  A good time was had by all and the girls have requested we play more rounds and to purchase the Wise Alec Trivia game set.  We recommend this game with two thumbs up for great family fun!

Find out what my crewmates had to say about this game by clicking HERE.


Product: Wise Alec Nature Nuts

Price: $14.99

Company: Griddly Games

Ages: 8 and up

Available to Purchase: Amazon and local game shops

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   I am a member of The Old Schoolhouse 2011-2012 Crew and as such received a copy of Wise Alec ~ Nature Nuts from Griddly Games, in exchange for a thorough and honest review.  Though I am compensated with free products, I am not compensated in the form of cash for my reviews.  The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but are not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

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