Bananagrams

Bananagrams

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Item #: 021253
Grades: 1-AD

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Product Description:

You're playing Scrabble with three friends. You love the game but you hate the long delays between your turns. You can only spend so much time planning your next move, as someone invariably messes up your plans. What can you do? Bananagrams! In this Scrabble-like game, you compete against up to 7 other players, but your tiles, played and unplayed, are always under your control. In essence, you have your own flexible game of Scrabble going on, and so do your opponents. Start with your tiles (the number depending on the number of players), turn them over, and start making connecting and intersecting words. All letters are the same point value, and you can rearrange your words at any time. When any player has played all his letters, he takes a new tile from the Bunch, as do all the other players. If a player cannot play a letter, he can put the tile back and draw three other tiles. Play continues until there are fewer tiles in the Bunch than there are players. The first player to play all his tiles is the winner of that round (if all his words are correct). Rounds typically take around ten minutes, but can be as little as five, so games can consist of as many rounds as you decide. Variations of the game are also possible, even a solitaire game. Bananagrams comes in a cloth pouch that looks like (you guessed it) a banana, and includes 144 ivory-like tiles and instructions.
Category Description for Bananagrams:

You're playing Scrabble with three friends. You love the game but you hate the long delays between your turns. You can only spend so much time planning your next move, as someone invariably messes up your plans. What can you do? Bananagrams! In this Scrabble-like game, you compete against up to 7 other players, but your tiles, played and unplayed, are always under your control. In essence, you have your own flexible game of Scrabble going on, and so do your opponents. Start with your tiles, turn them over, and start making connecting and intersecting words. All letters are the same point value, and you can rearrange your words at any time. When any player has played all his letters, he takes a new tile from the Bunch, as do all the other players. If a player cannot play a letter, he can put the tile back and draw three other tiles. Play continues until there are fewer tiles in the Bunch than there are players. The first player to play all his tiles is the winner of that round (if all his words are correct). Rounds typically take around ten minutes, but can be as little as five, so games can consist of as many rounds as you decide. Variations of the game are also possible, even a solitaire game. 




Primary Subject
Spelling/Vocabulary
Grade Start
1
Grade End
AD
EAN
856739001159
Format
Game
Brand Name
Bananagrams
Weight
1.0 (lbs.)
Dimensions
9.0" x 3.0" x 3.0"
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Birthday gift idea recommended by our homeschool advisor
Susan B on Jul 27, 2021
This game helps kids with spelling
Rachel M on Mar 20, 2021
Birthday gift idea recommended by our homeschool advisor
Susan B on Jul 27, 2021
To reinforce spelling skills with my kids. Plus it's a super fun game that I haven't played in years!
Alicia H on Jun 4, 2021
This game helps kids with spelling
Rachel M on Mar 20, 2021
Have heard good things about this game and I needed something constructive for my granddaughter to do when she is bored.
MELISSA M on Jan 26, 2021
To use as a game in my grammar class.
Danielle O on Jan 7, 2021
My family had fun playing this a few years ago at someone else's house, and I thought I'd get it for Christmas for us to enjoy at home!
Erin C on Dec 11, 2020
Spelling games
Christopher S N on Apr 14, 2020
I saw these today in a YouTube video that you guys posted to your channel!
Sara V on Mar 25, 2020
Fun and educational
Onalee H on Jun 10, 2019
It is suggested by Bewolf Grammar by Guest Hollow.
Sharon V on Aug 15, 2018
I've used this game for years in multiple languages for students from first grade to high school.
Linda S on Jun 4, 2018
My son loves to use the tiles to make words.
Marjorie C on Nov 10, 2017
A fun game and it really makes you think!
Amy D on Mar 16, 2016
On my son's Christmas list.
User on Dec 10, 2015
To reinforce spelling skills with my kids. Plus it's a super fun game that I haven't played in years!
Alicia H on Jun 4, 2021
Have heard good things about this game and I needed something constructive for my granddaughter to do when she is bored.
MELISSA M on Jan 26, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
A Great Game
I play with my grandchildren. We all have a fantastic time. I see some real improvement in their spelling and vocab skills. I highly recommend this game.
February 4, 2021
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great game for most ages!
This is a great compact game that can go anywhere with you. It's a fun way to work on spelling for any age. What a fun game to play with diverse age groups. I would definitely recommend the purchase of Bananagrams!
November 27, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We love our Bananagrams We homeschool and have 3 children and I must say they fight to make the most words! We do not just play the way the instructions tell us we made up some fun games on our own The kids set at the table and I will say a word and the first person to spell it right wins we also play a game with syllables as well I say a word and they have to space the word out depending on the syllables in the word These bananagrams can be used for tons of games!! They are fun which help the kids learn and want to have fun!! Our family loves them!
June 22, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5
Our family is "bananas" over Bananagrams! Some educational games we have bought in the past sit in the game closet unused either because of their boredom factor or difficulty in playing them Bananagrams ap"peals" to all of my school age children as well as other adults Our family loves to play around with words and we love playing games together So Bananagrams has become a favorite in our home Several variations for play are given to either make a game go faster or provide additional challenges We prefer the original crossword-type game where everyone is making and changing their own crossword in front of them in order to use up all of their tiles My second grader has gotten some great spelling practice as we discuss why a word is spelled a certain way and my oldest 7th grader challenges herself to include a spelling or vocabulary word from her studies Also when my children question one of my words they are exposed to new vocabulary and a spelling rule if one is known We keep a dictionary close by to check for accuracy and sometimes suggestions for those seemingly impossible Q's X's and Z's This product has more than met this word-loving family's expectations and we have recently acquired Appletters by the same company Bananagrams is still our top choice But we are eagerly learning the many options each game offers
May 27, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5
This game is absolutely wonderful! It moves rather quickly and gives my kids lots of spelling practice We play it at home as a reinforcement activity but I just played it the other day with six other women at a family get together and we had a great time They all loved it too It is well worth the money to purchase this game It is also extremely portable and the instructions even include a variation to play if you are sitting in a restaurant waiting for your food Very versatile and very fun for all ages!
September 7, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5
The whole family loves this game! All ages and levels can play together easily We found it quick and easy to learn There are suggested adaptations but we have made up our own game using our weekly spelling wordsthe possibilities for additional uses are many with Bananagrams I wish I had bought it sooner!
January 5, 2009


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