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Here's the perfect game for all you wordsmiths. Maybe you are the Scrabble fanatic who busts that board out constantly and will challenge anyone who walks through the door. Maybe you love word games but don't like hunching over a board game. Or maybe you are often on the go and looking to kill time in an airport or hotel room. Either way, Bananagrams is a totally addictive game that you and your family will love. You can play according to the suggested rules below or even get creative and make up your own game.
To play by the rules, you simply place all 144 tiles (called the "bunch") face down on a table. After taking a group of tiles from the bunch (the number depends on how many are playing), someone announces "Split!" and each player turns over his or her tiles and starts creating interlocking words like you would in Scrabble. You can form these words horizontally or vertically, reading left to right or top to bottom - and keep rearranging them as often as you like. You'll love that there is no taking turns so you can keep playing throughout. When you run out of letters, you announce "Peel" and you and the other players all take a tile from the bunch. If you have a letter that doesn't seem to go anywhere, you can say "Dump" and return the letter to the pile - only then you will have to take 3 letters in its place. After you have used up all your letters and there are none left to take, you announce "Bananas!" and you have won the game.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Can Withstand Use, Entertaining, Thought Provoking, Educational, Interactive, Easy To Play, Fun
We love Bananagrams! It's a creative, fast-paced, portable game ... and it's fairly inexpensive. From my 6 year-old son to my 16 year-old nephew (who is a Scrabble champion) to adults, everyone in our family enjoys playing this game! You can play at different levels depending on the reading/vocabulary level of the players. Oh...and the carrying case -- shaped like a banana -- is so cute! Makes a great birthday present.
Easy To Play, Thought Provoking, Can Withstand Use, Entertaining, Educational, Fun, Interactive
My children, ages 6-10, can all play this. My husband & I even take it to the coffee shop on date night!
Easy To Play, Fun, Entertaining, Educational, Can Withstand Use
My husband and I love this game. Not able to use it for family games night yet but we definately plan on it. What a great spin on Scrabble! A lot more fun.
Can Withstand Use, Easy To Play, Entertaining, Educational, Thought Provoking, Interactive, Fun
Bananagrams is somewhat like the game Scrabble, but without the boundaries of a board. One can use it as directed in the instructions or come up with a multitude of other games to play. I, for one, am a homeschooler and choose for my first grader to use the sturdy tiles to spell out his words from the week's spelling list. I love that the tiles are bigger and sturdier than Scrabble pieces and are easy for little hands to manipulate. It's a fun game with lots of possibilities!
Good for groups, Travels easily, Easy To Play, Entertaining, Fun
This game is addictive! I can never play just one round. It is great because you can play it with just one other person or with multiple people. It is similar to Scrabble, but the pace is faster and the debates between players seems less intense.
This is also a great game because it is very portable.