One of our favorite games here at Coppin’s Gifts is Bananagrams. It’s fun, educational, good for people of all ages… and the case is shaped like a banana! We can’t really ask for more. If you’re curious about Bananagrams, we’re here to tell you a thing or two about it.
Bananagrams, like all great things, wasn’t ever meant for public release. A man named Abraham Nathanson created it with his family. They wanted to make an “anagram game that would drive you bananas.” Hence: Bananagrams. Released to the public in early 2006, the object of the game is to arrange your tiles faster than your opponents. You need to be the first to use up all of your tiles.
It’s like a combination of the popular games Boggle and Scrabble. It’s like Boggle because all of the players play at the same time— but it uses interlocking crossword-style puzzles like Scrabble. It’s a great game for kids that are learning how to spell, so it’s both fun and educational. It also fosters creativity because, unlike Scrabble, the goal here is to play all of your tiles. And that means you might have to reconfigure your tiles to make it work. Exercise that brain!