Where To Buy Bananagrams – Best Price Review
I recently bought this game to give my kids some well needed English practice. Our family lives in Japan, so I thought this would be a great fun way to introduce them to some new English words. It is also super cheap as well, so I thought that it couldn’t hurt, even if the game didn’t live up to the huge amount of hype that it seems to get on Amazon.com.
I used to really love playing scrabble with my parents when I was young, but I remember not liking it all when players would spend hours hunting down “suspicious words in the dictionary. Or simply taking 10 minutes plus for their go. With Bananagrams that is all gone, unlike with scrabble, players are not rewarded with the points on the letters, in fact there are no points on the letter pieces at all. In this game players are rewarded for speed and flexibility in making their own crosswords. The rules aren’t strict like they are with scrabble either, you can pull apart your own crossword or just change the odd letter if you like.
The gameplay is as follows. The players begin a round by taking a certain number of tiles from the “bunch” which is what all of the remaining tiles as referred to as. Then when the players are ready, one player (doesn’t matter who) calls out “split!” at which all the players turn over their tiles, and must being sorting their tiles into a crossword form. Then the fastest player to sort out his pile into a crossword calls out “peel”. At this all the players must take one extra tile from the “bunch”. Once all of the tiles have been removed from the bunch, the first player to then finish re-sorting his or her crossword can shout out the word “bananas” and on successful inspection of his or her crossword will be declared the winner of the game.
The portability factor of this game is why I think it gets rated so very well over at Amazon, it is actually one of the most highly ranked toys on their best sellers list. You can keep all of the tiles in the little yellow “banana” pouch making it very easy to carry about. I myself have played this game on a flight back to the US just last year, it really did keep all the family engaged for a good couple of hours.
Thanks for reading this review, I hope that you are now that little bit closer to understanding what this toy is about.