|Players:||1 - 8 players|
Bananagrams is a fast and fun word game that requires no pencil, paper or board, and the tiles come in a fabric banana-shaped carrying pouch. One hand can be played in as little as five minutes. Much like Pick Two!, but without the letter values.
Using a selection of 144 plastic letter tiles in the English edition, each player works independently to create their own 'crossword' faster than one's opponents. When a player uses up all their letters, all players take a new tile from the pool. The object of the game is to be the first to complete a word grid after the "bunch" of tiles has been depleted.
There are variants included in the instructions, such as Banana Smoothie and Banana cafe for limited set skills or space-deprived places, and the game is suitable for solo play.
This has long been a family favourite for us. Kind of like Scrabble, but everyone is making their own arrangements of words and you get to rearrange your letters as you go (that's the fun part). When we first got this I remember going slowly to give my daughter a chance to keep up, now that she is 12 she can more that hold her own and is just as likely to beat me. A great "educational" game for kids, but also fun for adults, and one that the older generation will love too.
This replaced scrabble in my home as the word game of choice. It’s super fun in a large group with everyone racing to finish first and equally as fun with two of you after dinner at a slower pace. It’s highly addictive- once is never enough!!