Bananagrams is so much fun! Think of it perhaps as a portable, scrambled version of Scrabble. The attractive banana-shaped carry bag and the banana terms make this competitive anagram game quite apPEELing.
Players each build their own crossword, often rearranging to accommodate new letters. “SPLIT!” starts the game; the reserve pile is the “BUNCH”; players may “PEEL” and “DUMP” to replenish their letters or trade them out; and the game ends with a player calling “BANANAS!”
Standard game play can be hectic – players grab and scramble and often must draw new letters that require major shuffling of their crossword. The instructions provide alternate rules that allow for shorter, easier, or solo games.
If you leave the tiles out on a table, you will probably find yourself and your family magnetically drawn to play “just a quick round” any time you pass by. For more challenge, try playing in another language, using a foreign dictionary to decide allowable words. We have a demo out on our games table – stop in and play a round!