Saturday, September 6, 2008

Bananagrams Game

Bananagrams Game

Bananagrams Game

Bananagrams Game


Product Features

  • Fun and fast word game
  • Requires no pencil, paper or board
  • Banana-shaped bag holds all pieces for easy travel
  • 144 letter tiles
  • For 2 ? 8 players

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 2.5 x 2 inches ; 13.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000OH6JYU
  • Item model number: R3-F633-82DP
  • Our Recommended Age: 7 - 99 years
  • Manufacturer Recommended Age: 7 - 99 years
  • Amazon.com Sales Rank: #13 in Toys & Games



Product Description

From the Manufacturer
Bananagrams is a fast and fun word game that requires no pencil, paper or board. All you need is a table. One hand can be played in as little as five minutes. It is a great for family fun as well as being educational. Bananagrams portability makes it perfect for travel. Just grab the pouch and go.

Product Description
Calling all word lovers! Play this award-winning word game anytime, anywhere.
  • Fun and fast word game
  • Requires no pencil, paper or board
  • Banana-shaped bag holds all pieces for easy travel
  • 144 letter tiles
  • Engaging for all ages
  • For 2 – 8 players
Keep this game handy to engage kids while waiting in restaurants, to entertain family and friends after dinner, or anytime you want a quick and quick-witted challenge.

Customer Reviews


55 of 55 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars fast, portable fun for anyone who can spell, September 8, 2007
Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars
Do you like Scrabble but get hung up trying to use those special point squares, are bummed when someone "steals your spot", or dragged down by Debbie Dictionary ("just let me look up this one word") or Slow Joe (who takes 20 minutes for each turn)? Well you would love Bananagrams, because it solves those problems. There are no special squares (or squares at all), no points on the letters (all are worth the same) and no time to dawdle. You are instead rewarded for speed and flexibility in making your own crossword. You can completely pull apart your crossword and start from scratch if you need to or just swap out a letter here and there, but don't get caught with a bunch of spare letters when an opponent goes out!

It is exciting and challenging to play this game with adults, but it can be fun to include the kids. You can easily adapt the rules to suit yourself. We "handicap" the adults by drawing two tiles for every one the kids draw. You can play solitaire or have several players.

A similar game that I also love is Learning Resources' "Take Four". If you are the type who would prefer to have a grid to keep those tiles straight, or likes to have a few "jokers" thrown in, you might prefer this. But Banagrams is far more portable and much cheaper. I like both of these games so much (as well as the spelling card games Quiddler, My Word, and Tri-Virsity) that the old Scrabble board is gathering dust.

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect stocking stuffer, November 27, 2007
Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars
I have nothing to add to all the exemplary praises of the other reviews, but did want to say that this game arrives in its zipped banana pouch carrier, with no bulky box or packaging. It's the size of a fat banana, and would fit neatly into a Christmas stocking.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars we play every day, May 27, 2008
By Toller Girl (Boston, USA) - See all my reviews
Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars
I was shopping for a Christmas gift for my niece last December, and came across all of these rave reviews for Bananagrams. So I bought one for us 50/60-somethings instead (she'll get one this year.) It lives on the kitchen table and we play a few games almost every morning before we go to work. GREAT GAME!!!!! No waiting around for your turn, no angst trying to achieve the triple-word-value square, no getting stuck with hopeless letters turn after turn, no arguments, no dictionary - just pure love of and fun with words. It's complete flexible and you can easily change the rules, for example if you are playing with a novice or child, or just for a change (try playing into and building onto your opponent's pattern.) It definitely gets tossed into my travel bag from now on.




2 comments:

Ryan said...
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Countess de Chats et Chiens said...

Bananagrams is a tremendous game, and there is a Facebook version of it as well:

http://apps.new.facebook.com/bananagrams/

This game is highly addicting, and exciting! Players have a "bunch" of options (pardon the pun). Solo play can be done at one's leisure, or it can be a race against the clock. These are the Banana Cafe and Solitaire games. Players can invite their friends to either a regular challenge, or to a live game. The live game is great, as gamers play simultaneously, communicating via text and peeking at the others' boards. There is also a public play version, where you can challenge anyone on Facebook with the app, regardless of whether or not they are on your friends list.

In the store, players cash in their hard-earned points for new tiles and boards.

I highly recommend this game!