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Bananagrams Review - An easy fun word game for all ages

  • Jan 17, 2011
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I recently tried a new game called Bananagrams. I doubt I would have bought this game because my husband always beats me at Scrabble, but my daughter brought Bananagrams home with her on a recent visit so I thought I would give it a try. Even though it is a word game and a lot like scrabble for some reason I seem to be able to beat my husband at this one. It is a versatile game that can be adapted to people of all ages and abilities to make it fun for all.  Click here to read my full review of Bananagrams including different ways to play the game.


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review by . November 02, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
   If you are looking for a fun game that is portable and versatile, look into Bananagrams which has become our family’s favorite game. We’ve hauled it to two different states, introduced it to two additional state dwellers who visited and got hooked, and played it internationally with a visiting German student. The game is simple. Think individual Scrabble "boards" (without the board, tile holders or points), for each player, with the added benefit of playing with …
review by . December 28, 2009
I’m obsessed with this game. If you haven’t heard of it or played it, you probably live under a giant yellow rock! Bananagrams is basically scrabble minus the board, pencil, paper, and points.  After I got it, I found out that the game has been massively popular throughout the country, winning award after award as “the best game” around. Not only is it a fun word game, but it’s cleverly marketed and packaged. The little tiled letters fit neatly into a yellow fabric …
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Bananagrams is a word game in which lettered tiles are used to spell words, designed by Rena Nathanson of Cranston, Rhode Island. Nathanson conceived and developed the idea for the game with the help of her family. The name is derived from the founding family's claim that it's the "anagram game that will drive you bananas!" Beginning as a family innovation, the game was made available to the public in January 2006 at the London Toy Fair.


The object of the game is to arrange one's tiles faster than opponents and be the first to cause the pool of unused tiles to be exhausted. The tiles come in a pack that is made to look like a banana in its peel. Bananagrams was listed as a must-have, one of the top ten best travel game and has been listed as a best-seller among toy and gift retailers.


The game consists of 144 lettered tiles that are placed face-down on the playing surface so that all the tiles appear identical. A similar number of tiles are picked by each player, who turn the tiles over to see the lettered side. Each player begins arranging the letters to form words. When a player uses up all of his or her tiles, he or she calls out "peel," and each player must choose a new tile from the pool of remaining tiles, called the "bunch." The name "Bananagrams" is a play on the word anagrams, as one must often rearrange the words one has already formed in order to allow newly chosen lettered tiles to be placed ...

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