Since my daughter Sarah came home from college for her summer break we’ve been passing the time playing this great game. Its similar to Scrabble as the players are developing words in crossword formation but it has the benefit of not having to wait your turn. In Bananagrams each player creates their own individual formations and as a players collect more letter squares they can reformulate their puzzle altering words and/or creating entirely new words.

I won’t go into the game specifications. I just thought since my family is enjoying Bananagrams so much perhaps your family would too.


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I am a life time resident of NY State. A graduate of Nassau Community College, AA in Liberal Arts and Queens College, BA in English and Sociology. I am the mother of four children, the survivor of divorce, and I love to write in prose. This blog will be a record of my journey... destination unknown. Read more...
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2 Responses to Bananagrams

  1. jannatwrites says:

    Thanks for sharing your experience with this game. It was on my older son’s Christmas list and he didn’t get it…but his birthday is coming up in August. Do you think it’s easy enough that a nine year old could play?

    • Aligaeta says:

      I think if he is a puzzle lover, lego builder, or wordy he will love it. Of course, like in scrabble developing longer words helps in opening the play area and knowing words with, z, q, x, u, y and v will make it easier because there are more of these tiles than in scrabble. You can throw a tile back but then you need to then take three more tiles. To make the game easier you could agree to remove one of each of the above mentioned letters or have your son only take two when throwing back. Its a great game. I say go for it!

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