Welcome to Dice Spotlight! I’m your Gamemaster, Jonathan, here at Connexxions Cafe. This blog highlights different games that we have at the Cafe that you may want to check out. Maybe you’ll discover a new favourite!
BEZZERWIZZER! No, I didn’t swear, it’s the name of the trivia game in our spotlight today. Apparently the name comes from the word “besserwisser” which means “know-it-all”. WAIT DOES THE FACT THAT I KNOW WHERE THE NAME COMES FROM MAKE ME A BESSERWISSER :O
Anyway, quiz games get a bit of a bad rap in board game culture, usually because there’s not much “game” in them. Which is true. Can I say that Bezzerwizzer is much different? Not really. But I wanted to highlight this because my family loves playing this back home and it’s good at what it does. And maybe there’s something to be said about games that aren’t amazing, but they’ll always hold a special meaning to you. EXCEPT MONOPOLY. NO EXCUSES FOR LIKING THAT :P
Your goal is to earn enough points to travel around the board once. Each round, you pull 4 category tiles from the bag of mystery and arrange them on the board depending how confident you are in that category. Putting the Nature tile underneath the 4 dots means if you get the trivia question right, you get to move 4 spaces. 3 dots is 3 space and so on. Everyone gets a question for each of their 4 tiles (only they answer), so you can earn a maximum of 10 spaces during a round.
The “B” and “Z” tiles are special abilities each player has. The “Z” lets you trade 2 tiles from any board with another. Use the “B” to answer a question that someone else is stumped on for an extra point. These don’t add a huge amount to the game, but it’s a little something to keep things from getting too stale (especially if you can never seem to draw your favourite category)!
|Look, I even made makeshift category tiles for the ones we were missing!|
That's how much I care about you guys :P
Not much more to say about Bezzerwizzer. I like the variety that so many categories give, and trivia games always give the opportunity to shock your friends with how much *useless* information you actually know!
Thanks for reading! Come check out the cafe at 12644 137 Ave, Edmonton. You can ask me about a certain game that you’ve always wanted to learn. I’d be happy to work through it with you :) Have an awesome day!