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Wisdomantics, the New King James version (NKJV) is an interactive DVD board game for players to utilize the proverbs of King Solomon, to create a fun learning experience. The box includes 2 interactive DVDs with 400 questions, score cards, blessing cards, game board and more. It is for 2-4 players ages 12 and up. This game is best enjoyed in a relaxed environment, as there is a learning curve to playing the game.
Since this is not an out-of-the-box playing game, it took some time to read all the rules and understand where all the pieces go. I played this game at a Christmas party, so I needed to have a laptop charged and ready to play the DVDs. It also took some time to read the rules since there are four pages of reading to do. It would have been nice if the objective of the game was mentioned in the beginning of the rules. There are some other things that are unclear, such as which way the pieces move on the board. Also, I am not sure why there is a need to have a Question Card for the current player. I think it’s safe to say people know whose turn it is, usually.
If I had to describe this game, I would say it is a combination of Jeopardy, Monopoly, and Bingo. Personally, I think there is too much going on. You decide who goes first, then that person holds the Question Card, and answers a cycle of questions from the DVD. Players have 30 seconds to correctly answer the multiple choice question. I found that if there are distractions or too much excitement going on, some players forgot which question number they already answered. It would be nice for the game to have a marker or indication of questions already done.
After that, the player is directed to the board where they draw and read an advancement card, which indicates the movement of their game piece. The place where they land is color coded, so they get the corresponding color chip to put onto their game piece. Essentially, the player who builds King Solomon’s temple first wins the game.
The concept of the game is good, but the execution is a bit complicated. It’s really a good game to play with patient people in a calm environment. There is a lot going on. The questions are directly from the Bible, so it is a great way to learn and recall your knowledge of the scriptures.