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Wit's End Board Game"This is the perfect board game for people who love wordplay and riddles. Get ready for brainteasers and genius-level challenges. Players need to think outside the box and stretch their critical thinking muscles. There are four different categories to test skills: sequences, odd one out, teasers, and wild cards. The questions span history, geography, science, pop culture, and more! It’s the ideal gift for the brainiac gamer on your list."As published in: Reader's Digest, Jul. 13, 2021
Wit's End Board Game"With 1,200 questions on a wide range of topics, this award-winning trivia game gets adults' and teenagers' brains revving. The arts, culture, current affairs and science categories, plus hard-to-solve riddles, come in different question formats. This creative trivia game keeps you intellectually on your toes for hours on end."As published in: Consumer Affairs, Apr. 21, 2021
Wit's End Board Game"For the true trivia fan, this is the perfect game. “Wit’s End” has four different question categories. The “teaser” is a riddle, the “odd-1-out” is a process of elimination question, “sequence” requires you to organize the answers in a specific order and “wild card” is exactly that. Think of it as the best bar trivia night in a box." As published in: Variety, Apr. 14, 2021
Wit's End Board Game"This award-winning game takes four different approaches to trivia. While playing, you'll solve brainteasers, find odd-one-outs, figure out sequences, and go solo in the "wild card" category...Who is it for? The most challenging game on this list, the Wit's End board game is for groups looking for a proper challenge." As published in: Oprah Daily, Feb 22, 2021
Can't Fool Me Board Game"Feel like you need to get a little energy out? Can’t Fool Me is a chance to let it fly. To play, you both race against each other to guess the answer based on a keyword and a clue. The first person to get it right, wins the round.."As published in: Women's Health, Dec. 25, 2020
Stare! Junior Board Game"Part memory game, part board game, this is a particularly appealing gift for visual learners.... Each card has an illustrated (and sometimes wacky) scene — a girl at the beach, a potluck party, a cockatoo making pancakes. You have 30 seconds to stare at each scene, then you have to recall as many details as possible."As published in: New York Magazine's The Strategist, Dec. 18, 2020
Wit's End Board Game"Searching our brains for random factoids gathered from history, science, geography, art and pop culture is fun. But if you’re craving something more, you’ll enjoy the additional thinking skills required to move around the game board in Wit’s End: identifying the Odd-1-Out in a category, ordering sets in Sequence questions, or solving rhyming riddles with a Teaser."As published in: Popular Science magazine, Nov. 22, 2020
Wordplay for Kids Board Game"Make spelling and learning new vocabulary fun with this free-for-all game for kids ages 6 to 12. This writing game requires kids to remember words as well as how to spell them. We like that this is one of the few board games for kids that’s won the Teacher’s Choice Award. Kids are given two letters and must build words out of them before the clock runs out."As published in: Scripps National Spelling Bee, Sept. 8, 2020
Wit's End Board Game"This fast-paced trivia game will test your problem-solving skills. The award-winner includes riddles, brain-teasers, and a sequence category (can you put these animals in order from smallest to largest)?"As published in: Country Living magazine, Apr. 7, 2020
Wordplay Family Edition Board Game"This is a great game that you can play with multiple players or to test yourself. One player flicks a spinner three times to select two letters and one category. Players then have two minutes to come up with words that contain those two letters — each word has to start with the first letter that was selected....."As published in: Rolling Stone, March 23, 2020
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Stare! Junior"This board game tests memory and concentration. The question really is — who will do better, you or your daughter? This game makes you really concentrate on the here and now, you have to stay in the moment to do well. Your child will love having that much of your attention."As published in: Mom Loves Best, July 16, 2021
Top Picks listAs published in: BestReviews.Guides, July 2021
Best Educational Game for 6-Year-Olds: Stare! Junior Board Game"The Stare! Junior Board Game – 2nd Edition offers unique gameplay that can help increase your kid’s memory and conceptual skills. Not only is the game fun but also an insanely educational game designed to help children improve their concentration. This game comes with everything needed for up to two players or two teams to play a quick-paced game." As published in: Experienced Mommy, July 2, 2021
Buying guide for BEST TRIVIA GAMES
Wit's End"A fun and challenging trivia game great for adults.Praised for its variety of questions, challenging trivia, and fun play, this game includes history and other trivia that some users felt was best geared towards adults, though its suitable for a variety of ages." As published in: BestReviews, June 2021
Wit's End"This is one of the best trivia board games on the market...Why did it make our list? Entertaining and unpredictable, Multiple questions, Diverse categories, Varied complexity, Numerous accessories."As published in: RecRoom Pick, June 17, 2021
Wordplay For Kids"Wordplay is a wonderful board game for developing quick thinking. Players race against the clock as they attempt to come up with as many words as they can, using the specified letters."
Stare! Junior"Improve your memory skills with the help of this fun game! Stare Junior is the kids' version of this adult game and requires players to memorize a card within a certain amount of time."As published in: Teaching Expertise, June 14, 2021
Matter Of Fact"You can have your own trivia competition at home with this Trivia Challenge Board Game. Each card has seven questions belonging to history, science, movies, and current affairs. Players have to take turns and answer the questions to move their respective pegs on the board. There is also an answer tracker to know your progress. This game can be played in teams or individually and could make a valuable addition to your family time."As published in: Mom Junction, June 14, 2021
Stare! Junior – Best Memory Board Game"Stare Junior is a great game that helps develop memory and concentration skills in players of all ages... What are its best features? We liked that this game includes fun images and offers different skill levels, plus it can be played with teams or individual players. It also helps all players develop memory skills."As published in: RecRoom Pick, May 24, 2021
Wit's End"Instead of the same old questions, Wit’s End features variations that will keep everyone interested. You’ll find yourself up against teaser-type riddles, odd ones out, and sequencing cards, all of which span a variety of categories.."As published in: Wiki.ezvid, May 6, 2021
Stare! Junior"From their school class to your family night, this multi-color board game with image cards is best for kids between 6 to 12 years old... Aside from it being fun, the board game also develops four crucial skills in kids: pattern recognition, memory, concentration, and time pressure."
Wordplay For Kids"As parents and even teachers can play along, this is no doubt a great tool to stimulate and develop every kid’s vocabulary and spelling...Not only is it a competitive and challenging board game, but it also tests and improves kids’ word building skills in a fun environment."As published in: Best Kid Stuff, 2021
Jinx – Best Dice Board Game"What stands out? Jinx can be played individually or with teams, which is a nice aspect not always found with board games. This is a nice feature that allows you the option of playing with younger members of the family. It also fosters collaboration, which teenagers can always use more of.Another nice aspect of jinx is that it is fast-paced. A lot of strategy games can become a bit boring as you spend an agonizing amount of time thinking of your next move. With Jinx, there’s still strategy involved, but each turn moves fast. This also makes the game a fun way to spend a bit of time while you’re waiting for dinner or right after school."As published in: RecRoom Pick, April 20, 2021
Stare! Junior"This game is the perfect gift idea for family game night and sure bring on the giggles at a slumber party. Stare! Junior is a super fun learning game that helps children improve their memory, concentration skills, and imagination. It can be played with two or more people playing either individually or on teams, which allows for even a large group to play at one time taking turns."As published in: Top10Select., March 22, 2021
Stare! Junior"We were impressed with how the game is also incredibly effective at improving your child’s memory skills, as well as their ability to concentrate. Not to mention, since it’s a game that’s played with other people, it’s great for their social skills too."As published in: PigTail Pals, March 21, 2021
Stare! Junior - Best Memory Game"Develop concentration, focus, pattern recognition, and attention to detail, all while having a blast! If you’re playing with the whole family, expect it to take a good bit longer, so it could be a great choice for family game night! The Junior edition of this award-winning game features bigger cards that are easier for little hands to hold, 160 cards, and almost a thousand questions, so you can play over and over again!."As published in: Big Hppy House, Mar. 19, 2021
Stare! Junior"Check out this game, Stare, Junior Edition, with its all new images and easier-to-hold, larger cards. This fun game helps develop memory, concentration, and imagination. It has won numerous awards and comes with 160 images and 960 questions, so you’ll never tire of playing it."As published in: Toy Notes, March 18, 2021
Wit's End"This game goes beyond simple trivia questions. Each card comes with four different questions: a brain teaser, Odd1Out (you pick the word in the list that doesn't belong, like an SAT question), a sequence that needs to be ordered, and a wild card... It’s a game that appeals to trivia diehards but doesn’t require you to be one in order to be competitive." As published in: Fatherly, Mar. 5, 2021
Wit's End Junior Edition"Wit’s End is a hilarious question and answer game that the whole family will adore...This is a family game that will get kids thinking while spending quality time together."As published in: Star Walk Kids, February 26, 2021
Wit's End"Do you know a little about a lot? Put your mind to the test with wit’s end. This trivia game will not just test your knowledge but engage how you think through solving a problem."As published in: Giftlab, Feb. 21, 2021
Wit's End"A Game That Will Make Your Brain Cells Fire On All Cylinders. Riddles, brain teasers, and trivia: Wit's End will give you a mental workout."As published in: Elite Daily, Feb. 12, 2021
Wordplay Family Edition"What it is: Players race against one another (no waiting your turn!) in this fast-paced word game. Brain Benefits: attention, sound blending, memory, segmenting, auditory processing, processing speed. What I love: ... the spinner determines TWO letters and the category for each round... "As published in: LearningRx, Feb. 10, 2021
#1. Stare! Junior"This version of the renowned card game Stare! is the perfect pick for family game nights. Suitable for children aged 8 and adults of any age, this card game is designed to improve your children’s memory, concentration, imagination and attention to detail."As published in: Star Walk Kids, February 9, 2021
Wit's End Board Game"If you have family members that aren’t fans of trivia, you might want to try Wits End. It has a similar setup to games like Trivial Pursuit, but instead of trivia questions, you’ll get mini-puzzles and brain teasers....Wit’s End is great for a fun challenge, and there’s even an edition for younger children as well.." As published in: Game Cows, Feb. 2021
Stare! Junior"A recent gift to my kids, this is one of my absolute favorite games (theirs too!) and it really builds up a child’s focus, visual memory, and recall skill. The game comes with a board and a large assortment of image cards... It seems so simple but my kids really love it and it’s easy for kids of all ages to play."As published in: Smart Parent Advice, Jan. 17, 2021
Wordplay For Kids"Helps kids develop word-building skills, vocabulary, spelling, and concentration. For Kids Ages 6 – 12, and 2 or More Players/Teams (even large gatherings). Parents can play along too! It’s also a great teaching tool that may be adapted in the classroom."As published in: isisParenting, Jan. 30, 2021
Wordplay for Kids Board Game"In this vocabulary-testing game, everyone is given two letters and a category and must think of a word that fits into the category and includes both letters. It’s a great way to make spelling fun for kids and help build vocabulary."As published in: MyBest.net, Jan. 4, 2021
Stare! Junior"Bring your steely-eyed gaze to this game of “Stare,” Junior Edition. You get 30 seconds to look at an image card, memorizing as many details as you can, then see how many questions you can answer correctly. How good is your attention to detail? Find out in this fun game.."As published in: Toy Notes, 2021
Stare! Junior"This is a simple game that kids love. They need to stare at a picture for a specified amount of time and then try to remember all they saw. Other players can ask questions about the image such as what color was the girl’s hat. The cards have attractive artwork, not just simple cartoons. It’s a multi-award-winning game."
Wit's End Junior"This is a trivial general knowledge game that has one side for younger students and the other side for middle school students. It has four different categories each with knowledge-based, educational questions. It is a good game to boost general knowledge and has won several awards."As published in: MyTechClassroom, 2021
Star Junior"Winner of the National Parenting Center Seal and the Teacher’s Choice Award for the family, this game is the ultimate way to help build your kiddo’s observation skills."As published in: Mindfulmazing, 2021
Wit's End"Wit’s End is a trivia board game that puts a brand new twist on the old and familiar genre. Instead of just answering questions, there are a few different challenges. The cards might have you solve riddles, pick an item that doesn’t fit in with the others, or sort things in the correct order. This board game will have everyone using their brains..."As published in: Board Game Friend, 2021
Wit's End"Wit’s End is another popular trivia board game brand, along with Trivial Pursuit...(T)he game is fun to play with friends and family. It is definitely more suitable for experienced players. Give it a shot if you’re confident in your knowledge!"As published in: Trivia Bliss, Dec. 31, 2020
Jinx"Players young and old will have their on-the-spot analytical thinking skills put to the test with this fast-paced dice game, which unfolds like tic-tac-toe on steroids. With just the right combination of strategy, luck and suspense, this four player game is plenty engaging and the rules of play are easy enough for older grade school kids (think, ages nine and up) to grasp."As published in: Pure Wow, Dec. 21, 2020
Wit's End"Wit’s End isn’t all about answering trivia questions. It invites you to decipher riddles, answer multiple choice questions, and figure out a connection between multiple items. There’s something for everyone in this game; while some questions relate to science and geography, others pertain to pop culture and the arts... you’ll definitely be at your wit’s end by the time you’re done with this game."As published in: whatNerd, Oct. 17, 2020
Wit's End - Best Challenging Trivia"Trivia fans seeking a challenge should try this multifaceted game, which includes questions divided into four creative categories... Players praised the subject matter, saying that even when they got an answer wrong, they learned something distinctive and memorable."As published in: The Spruce, Sept. 21, 2020
#1 Rank - Stare! JuniorAs published in: Top 5 Stories, 2020
Wordplay For Kids"Need help with vocabulary? This educational game is fast paced and exciting with all players taking part in each round. With up to 18 players in teams able to take part, it is appropriate for small classes as well as a family get together. Ideal for players aged 6 and above."As published in: Toy Notes, Sept. 19, 2020
Wit's End"BEST BRAIN WORKOUT: Take trivia to a whole new level with the Wit’s End Board Game. Instead of a simple question and answer scenario, the cards pose brain teasers and riddles to really get you thinking.."As published in: Spy.com, Sept. 11,, 2020
Wit's End"Wit’s End expands on the concept of a trivia game by adding riddles, brainteasers, and categorization questions... Overall, players will encounter 1,200 questions about the arts, history, science, geography, and pop culture."As published in: Live Bold & Bloom, Apr. 21,, 2020
Wit's End"Seize this opportunity to see the know-it-all in your life squirm. This trivia game will put anyone’s general knowledge to the test—and the game board serves as a helpful visual reminder of your advancement...or lack thereof. Your playing piece can only move ahead if you come up with the correct answer to some tough questions and teasers (like "It's found in every word, two for brainy yet one for nerd"). Partner up to preserve your pride. (Oh, and the answer to that one is syllable, by the way.)."As published in: PureWow, Apr. 16, 2020
Wordplay for Kids Board Game"If you’re trying to cut down on screen time, Wordplay for Kids is a great board game option for building kids’ spelling, vocabulary, word building, and concentration skills...Perhaps best of all, Wordplay for Kids is a Teachers’ Choice Award winner, so you know its potential to help kids find success in school-based spelling activities is strong."As published in: Prep Scholar, Aug. 12, 2019
Wit's End"(If) you love to answer complicated questions and want to play something challenging... Then this amazing and best board game is made for you."As published in: Techooid, Apr. 2, 2020
Wit's End"This award-winning indie game is making a buzz.... It’s sure to give trivia fans a challenge."As published in: Gamers Decide, Jul. 23, 2019
Stare! Junior"I love using games in speech. They make planning easy, makes learning fun and interactive, and they elicit a TON of language! They are great for mixed groups since you can target so many goals. Did I mention they make planning easier? One game I love use with my older speech students is Stare Junior!"As published in: Speech Time Fun, June 30, 2019
Wit's End"Wit’s end is a classic trivia board game. This trivia game will not just test your knowledge, but engage how you think through solving a problem."
Matter of Fact"Matter of Fact is the perfect game for those who know a lot... (It) covers a very wide range of topics – history, geography, science, arts, current affairs, food and drink, objects and things, general interest, pop culture, etc.."As published in: Boards & Pawns, June 2019
Stare! Junior"Games that encourage kids to spot details improve concentration and focus, and Stare! Junior Board Game offers just that. Featuring 160 image cards and 960 questions, this game has plenty of replay value."As published in: Muddy Smiles, May 2, 2019
Wit's End: A Trivia Game With Brain Teasers And Riddles, Too"What's great about it: With riddles, sequence tests, and brain teasers, this trivia board game takes the challenge to the next level....""What fans say: Wit's End has a great balance of questions that allows everyone to participate, and enough luck involved to keep any one person from dominating for too long. It's just as much fun with only a couple players as it is with a room full of people in teams."As published in: Bustle, Jan. 20, 2019
Wit's End Junior Edition"Wits End (Junior) board game is a fun general knowledge game, aimed at children between the ages of 8 – 12 years old. There are over 1200 questions, so it can be played over and over again without everyone remembering all the answers! ... Wit’s End is ideal for children to play with their friends, or as part of a family games night.."As published in: Whooops-a-Daisy, Dec. 30, 2018
Wit's End"Wits End won a Game of the Year award....To win, players try to get to the center of the board by answering trivia questions and brain riddles."As published in: Insider, Dec. 28, 2018
Stare! Junior"This game (trains) visual memory skill through fun and complete excitement."As published in: tncore.org, Nov. 29, 2018
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Wit's End and Stare!Wit's End and Stare! are listed among "games that truly sparkle."As published in: Lifetime TV website, Spring 2006
Wit's End and Stare!Wit's End and Stare! are listed among "today's most popular games."As published in: Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2003