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
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.
Games That Get You Going
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.