Days of Wonder debuts new line of low-cost family games with Gambit 7
New trivia game redefines the word Gambit...
Def 1. [noun]: a numerical question whose answer you can bet on!
Los Altos, CA; Paris, France - September 8, 2008. Today Days of Wonder announced the first in a new line of low-cost family games with the introduction of Gambit 7 - a trivia game in which players score points, not just for knowing the answers, but also by betting on those who might know better than them.
In Gambit 7, all players write their answer to a question drawn from one of eight categories. All questions have a numerical answer, so even players that don't know the subject matter at hand can make a wild, or sometimes educated, guess. Answers are then placed face-up and sorted, allowing players to either bet on their own answer or other players'. The winning answer is the one closest to being correct, without being higher! Gambit 7 question categories include: Business & Economy; Art & Literature; Geography & Nature; History & Government; Pop Culture; Science; Sports & Leisure; and Wild Card.
Derived from the award-winning Wits & Wagers created by Dominic Crapuchettes, and licensed from North Star Games, Gambit 7 will debut this year at the Essen Game Fair in October with both German and French language editions. Each edition features a large number of language and culture specific questions. In 2009, Days of Wonder plans to release the Commonwealth Edition, an English language version with questions pertinent to players from the British Commonwealth nations. The license agreement gives Days of Wonder the rights to sell non-English versions of the game worldwide, and English language versions everywhere outside of North America.
"We love and will continue to publish the style of high-end board games we have become known for, such as Ticket to Ride, Memoir '44 and Shadows over Camelot. But we also feel that the time has come for us to bring Days of Wonder games to a broader audience through our wider distribution channels, particularly in Europe, without diminishing the game experience we've become known for," said Days of Wonder CEO, Eric Hautemont. "Gambit 7 is the perfect vehicle to introduce this new low-cost line of games. It has all the elements of a typical DOW game - its fun, easy-to-learn and play, and has great-looking graphics - but at a more affordable price point than our big box games."
Gambit 7 includes: 100 Gambit Question cards - each with 7 questions, 7 Answer cards, 7 Dry Erase Markers (for answering questions), 1 Sand timer (hourglass style), 1 Betting Board, 1 Score Board, Betting Chips for each player and 1 Rules booklet. German and French editions of Gambit 7 will be available in late October. Suggested retail price is €25.
About Days of Wonder
Days of Wonder publishes top-quality, family-oriented board and card games that are easy to learn and fun to play. Founded in 2002, Days of Wonder has a global presence, with offices in the US and Europe, and distribution in 25 countries. To date, the company has sold over 1.5 million games and hosted over 12 million games online. In June 2004, Days of Wonder became the youngest publisher ever to win Germany's prestigious Spiel des Jahres, the world's most coveted game prize.