Last week the Momtrends team livened up a typical Tuesday night with a fun-filled evening of Bezzerwizzer. Joining us was a fabulous group of mommy friends and bloggers who teamed up to test their trivia knowledge.
Bezzerwizzer (which means smart ass in Danish) is a trivia game by Mattel in which timely tactics and trickery are as important as being well informed. Our group of first-time players found the game to be just that!
After being divided into four color-coded teams (based on the colors in the game), the moderator (hostess in this instance) briefed the players on the rules. We highly recommend having a moderator to read the questions and monitor the use of B and Z tiles throughout the game.
Each team then drew category tiles from a bag and sorted them on their board according to their knowledge of the subjects. There are twenty categories, including unique ones like Design, Traditions & Beliefs, and Nature. New categories are chosen each round, so even less advanced trivia players have a shot at answering a question. We had Team Momtrends, Team Mamaista (shown with Maria and Elina below) and Team Big City Moms. Things got pretty competitive--these moms know their trivia!
Players moved around the board, but not too quickly. We were stumped by some questions like, '??what does SKU stand for?'? You would think that a group of shoppers like us would have known this one. No worries though, we had outside help from our amazing twitter followers (the most notable twitter players include @jsbagain and @thebabyguynyc). Thanks guys!
The game became more interesting and lively when the teams began using the "Z" for "ZWAP" tile and the "B" for "BEZZERWIZZER" tile '?? both adding a great twist to the game. The single "Z" tile allows you to swap categories with an opponent during your turn. The two "B" tiles are used to answer a question that your opponent might not know.
Getting to the end of the board entailed some failed questions and lost B and Z tiles, but not without tons of laughter and fun.
Following the game, players were treated to decadent brownies and cookies by Ruby et Violette.
And moms shopped Stella and Dot for some stylish jewelry.
And finally, everyone left with a smile on their face and a great gift bag filled with their very own Bezzerwizzer game ($29.99), a holiday rogue lipstick from Clarins, exclusive invites to Totsy.com, and Dove chocolates. Buy Bezzerwizzer at Amazon ($29.99)
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