Wisdomantics, Family Game, Review

 

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The holidays seem to bring out the desire to play board games with the entire family around here. Does it at your house?  We were introduced to Wisdomantics this month and would like to share the game with you.
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This is a DVD combination board game.  There are 3 DVD’s (two disks, front and back) of questions relating to Proverbs. The player may select a question from various sets of 10.

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A question appears on the screen with blank spaces. The player has 30 seconds to read the question, answers, choose the answer, and click their guess. These are not read aloud, so the person would need to be able to quickly scan. We used the TV. Up and down arrows moved the cursor on the screen allowing us to choose.

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If you pick the correct answer, you’ll see the king below, and be instructed to take a card.

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He will also read the completed verse aloud.

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If you do not get it right the first time, there are 2 more chances. Answer correctly the first time, and you’ll get an advancement card that lets you move, gives you advantages, gives you other cards, etc in the game. Sort of like Monopoly, except no dice – the advancement card says how many spaces to move forward. The goal is to collect the three colored tiles to fill in the temple.

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At first glance the game was a bit overwhelming. A lot of tiles. Every object has strange names, blessing cards, advancement cards, colored tiles. It says it is non faith based – but their words on the box would say differently. The words come from the Bible, and we were not offended by any use. However, I don’t think my secular friends would enjoy this, even if they were looking to find a wisdom character building game.

We’ve spent quite a few years reading a Psalm and Proverb each day with the boys. Both of them said, almost in unison – Good thing we’ve been reading Proverbs, It will be embarrassing if we don’t get these right! They were pretty good at it!

The time does go quickly. It would take an advanced reader to be able to read the question, answers, then figure out which to put into each blank. Sometimes it is one word, sometimes it is two. The answers sometimes are very simple, and sometimes very similar so you really have to think. We often used all three chances – so it’s not an easy game. Which was fun for us.

We didn’t see a lot of strategy. You are at the will of the advancement cards. Like Monopoly, this game could take a really long time to build the entire temple. 

What we did like – was the questions. My 16 year old thought it would have been better to have them printed on cards. I thought it would be fun to have just the DVD without all the board game pieces. Remember Trivia Pursuit? Filling in those pies? Annoying. But the game, everyone played the game.

It would be fun as a party game, family game, or homeschool co op or class. There have been many afternoons where we are looking for something to do. This DVD will be a new stand in. Our family was excited to guess a correct answer. We were really stoked when we had the verse memorized and we were sure of the answer.

This is a new game – and one I think would belong on any family game shelf.

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For 2-4 players, ages 12+

Wisdomantics–New King James Version (NKJV) is an interactive DVD board game for players of various faiths who desire to gain the vast wisdom of King Solomon. Wisdomantics-NKJV utilizes the proverbs of Solomon and blends chance, knowledge and strategy to create a fun experience while you learn! The game’s intent is to bring individuals together to learn how to cope with numerous situations in a fun and relaxed environment. Inside the box you’ll find 2 interactive DVDs with 400 questions, score cards, blessing cards, and more!

Here is a link to  an instructional video on how to play.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): 
Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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