Wisdomantics is a new game that I was recently asked to review. I am looking to add more games to our collection for older kids like Bookworm, so I jumped at the chance. When I received the box it sat there tempting me until I finally shifted our homeschool schedule a bit so we could take the afternoon off and play it!
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!
The game is recommended for ages 12+ and, although Bookworm is only 10, I figured he would probably be okay because of his vast knowledge already. However, the age recommendation didn’t deter me from including my younger two (ages 7 and 5). Who says you must always follow the recommendations? LOL
Here is how WE played the game:
I knew that Bookworm was well enough advanced with the Bible that he could lead a team. I partnered him with Turtleboy (7) while I partnered with Nemo (5). We had so much fun! I also took this opportunity to remind my boys the value of teamwork. Pairing up is a great skill and it teaches kids AND adults to work together as a team. Valuable tool!
As we set up the game, I was impressed with how organized the game was made. I was also impressed with the number of contents that comes with the game. It isn’t a cheap game at all! After we got it set up and began to play, Bookworm definitely held his own. What was that age recommendation again? LOL! However, what I wasn’t prepared for was how well my younger two played!!!
One player begins with the question card and that player chooses their question. Depending on how many tries it takes that player to correctly answer determines what happens next. Once that player’s turn is over, he/she passes the question card to the next player and they choose their question.
Nemo (my 5-year-old) was answering questions right and left!!! Thank you AWANA!!! Many of the scriptures that were in the clue were AWANA verses! However, the boys had never been put to the test, so to speak, as the “fill in the blanks” answers required by this game. It was so neat to see how all their hard work learning verses for many years paid off. This is year #8 for Bookworm.
We thoroughly enjoyed this game! Usually my boys don’t want to team up, but they enjoyed pairing up on this game. Teaming up was a great alternative for us so that we could include the younger kiddos!
I give the game a 5/5!!! It was wonderful!!! To order visit HERE for the Wisdomantics website! 🙂