Are you a fan of Scrabble, but the slow play drives you nuts by leaving you with time to chew your fingernails down to the quick, make a mental inventory of your pantry, paint your toenails, and consider yelling things like, “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! YA SNOOZE, YA LOSE!!!, PLAY A WORD ALREADY!!!” ?
Oh wait. Maybe that’s just me.
In any case, if you like Scrabble, but would love it even better if it moved faster than the pace of drying paint, Bananagrams is the game for you!
This is our new favorite game! Each player basically plays his own little game of Scrabble, and the best part is there is no taking turns! Everyone plays as fast as he or she can, because the first person to use all the letters without any spelling errors is the winner.
It’s great for all ages, too! Our six year old can spell cat, stop, gas, and the like while the ten year old is spelling harder words. We go over general spelling rules while we play, so things like “double the consonant before adding a suffix” or “drop the final e before adding an ending” are being reinforced for the older ones and I remind the little ones “When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking”.
We love Bananagrams! You should give it a try!
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