Wise Up! is the smartest party-pants card game in the world.

Tired of staying home and playing the same old (un)fun and games? Don't know what to bring on vacation to liven things up? Want to be both the hero and the villain of the next cool pool party?


Wise Up! is real-world excitement that's not only unfair, frustrating, and physical, but also educational. Yes, it's jam-packed with thought-provoking and original trivia questions, but that's not what we mean–it's also got tons of physical and mental challenge cards that'll turn all of you family and friends into "greedy, self-serving punks" if they aren't already. Ouch!

Seriously, our wicked smart party card game is guaranteed to ruin any get-together, bbq, or holiday celebration, and it comes in a handy travel tin that you can give (or take) to anyone, anywhere, any time.

What are you waiting for, Christmas?

Double Your Pain/Pleasure: Get 2 x Wise Up! for only $29.99!

Easy to learn. Hard to win.

It's simple to Wise Up! Players take a card, in turn, and poses the Question to the player to his/her left. If that player answers correctly, they keep the card. If not, the player to his/her left tries to answer it. Play continues clockwise.

There are 150 thought-provoking Questions, like: What was Sleeping Beauty's actual name? What is the circumference of a golf ball? Name a mammal that lays eggs. Where is the zygomatic arch? What are the eight Ivy League schools?

But wait a sec!

Wise Up! also has 50 devilish Challenges, such as: Throw this card on the floor and pick it up without using your hands. Or how about: Swap shirts with the player to your left. Anyone for a "Thumb War?" 

As with the Question cards, the Challenge cards are presented to the player to the card captain's left, who then tries to meet and/or complete the challenge. If successful, he/she keeps the card. If not, the player to his/her left gets a shot at it.

For a Group Challenge, the best player, as judged by the card captain (the player presenting the Challenge), gets the card. The player with the most cards at the end wins.

Don't believe us.

Take it from Ivy Leaguer Mike Cataldo, Harvard, Class of 2004.


Don't leave home without it.

You can take Wise Up! anywhere you want to go: Istanbul, Mount Everest, Nana's house in Franklin, MA for Sunday supper, or even on your honeymoon at The Ritz in Paris–so don't leave home without it.

Seriously, why not try some smarty pants, party pants subversion this season instead?


One Up! is also terribly fun.

Find out all about One Up! – The Wicked/Smart Word Game here.


And last but not least...

Wise Up! and One Up! are both one million words and hours of brilliant fun in your pocket or purse, but we also always carry The Official Old's Cool Education, which one of our cheeky customers described as “wondrous bits of snippetry in three colorful handbooks.”

The Official Old's Cool Education–get an Ivy League "schooling" for only $19.99!

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