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Griddly Games Clever New Wise Alec™ Sets are Games or Expansions

Griddly Games Clever New Wise Alec™ Sets are Games or Expansions

New York, NY - (February 7, 2011) . The great sense of humor from the team at Griddly Games has been packaged with smart acting strategy in the company's latest game releases for its award-wining Wise Alec game.

Wise Alec the game of trivia, tongue twisters, and sassy social strategy, is expanding with even more clever choices, good manners, and a little luck in its three new expansions that can be played individually or as expansions to the Wise Alec board game.

Reisa Schwartzman, president and founder of Griddly Games, said We are so pleased that our new Wise Alec travel version and expansion sets are ready to be played to the crowd at Toy Fair. The unique elements that have made Wise Alec a success for us, like offering a choice of two levels of difficulty on every turn, and using positive health and lifestyle habits as ways to win, have all been applied to the new products.

Explore the world's cultures, dig into nature, or test your sports knowledge with Griddly Games' new line of travel-ready trivia games with a twist!

Wise Alec: Civilize This, Wise Alec: Nature Nuts, and Wise Alec: Sports Buffs (MSRP $14.95 each) each include 300 questions in two levels of difficulty so everyone can play together. Wise Alec cards throw in tongue twisters, brain teasers, exercises, and activities that will get you going.

The new sets arrive without the game board, which means that they are road-ready, but they can also be added to the original, award-winning Wise Alec Family Trivia Game as expansions to the traditional table top board game.

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Civilize This and Nature Nuts take elementary classroom topics and give them a hilarious spin. Civilize This takes players through time and space with interesting facts about Ancient, Medieval, and Modern cultures from all over the world. Nature Nuts challenge players to dig up facts about animals, plants, and the Earth. For extra]curricular fun, Wise Alec: Sports Buffs challenges players with tidbits about sport origins and rules, history and moments, and athletes and statistics.

Like the original Wise Alec Family Trivia Game, the Travel and Expansion Sets are mind-provoking while encouraging healthy and active lifestyles.

Playing Wise Alec (MSRP $25.99, for 2-6 players ages 8 and up) opponents have a chance for making wise choices before, during, and after the game. On each turn, players try to earn points as they move around the board answering questions in three different categories. Each question offers a choice of an easy or more difficult question. Players can use their strengths for maximum or minimum risk and reward, but when a player lands on a Wise Alec card though, the fun really begins.

A former educator, Schwartzman explains, Since we created Wise Alec as a total forum for demonstrating how a great game can bring people together in wholesome fun, we incorporated positive lifestyle habits and encouraged good manners throughout the game.For example, Wise Alec includes some riddles and mental challenges, but it also allows advancements or deductions for poor etiquette, like burping in public and losing 2 points, or healthy fitness abilities, like doing push ups for extra points. When families play the game on a regular basis, maybe everyone will think twice about holding the door for someone or eating a piece of fruit instead of a candy bar,Schwartzman said. Wise Alec provides fun, interesting knowledge, and fun facts, while also promoting some healthy habits, choices and activities that can continue in]between rounds of the game.

Wise Alec is a slight departure from the current core of Griddly Games Griddly Headz sports themed games that include the top selling Griddly Headz NASCARR Racing Game, Griddly Headz Baseball and Griddly Headz Hockey.

The new Wise Alec sets join Griddly Games Words of the Wise and Chronicles of the Mind (MSRP $12.99 each, for one or more players ages 8 and up ), and the company's Griddly Headz sports-themed strategy games (MSRP $29.99 each, for 2-4 players ages 8 and up) that include the top-selling Griddly Headz NASCARR Racing Game, Griddly Headz Baseball and Griddly Headz Hockey.

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About Griddly Games:
Griddly Games are games that get you going. The company creates awardwinning party and board games that deliver innovative, engaging fun that brings people together. Founded in 2007 by Reisa Schwartzman, a mom from Vancouver, British Columbia, who took it upon herself to fill the void for products that deliver wholesome family fun that all ages could enjoy at once, Griddly Games creates award]winning party and board games that inspire laughter and fun, while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. As a former educator, Schwartzman instills a strict company philosophy to offer games that encourage social interaction, learning, strategy and challenges that anyone (from across the grid) can enjoy. To discover more about Griddly Games, visit