“We need an anagrams game so fast it’ll drive you bananas”. That’s how designer Abraham Nathanson explained his game to The Boston Globe newspaper. It was his wife Sandra who came up with the distinctive Bananagrams pouch.
Bananagrams has many similarities with the mighty Scrabble, except Bananagrams has no scorepad, board, or time wasting – making it a holiday classic.
Mr Nathanson appropriately invented his game at his holiday house. It debuted at the London Toy Fair in 2006, and millions of sales immediately followed.
Bananagrams has 144 letter tiles in its banana skin carry case. Each player divvies them up, and makes words in a similar fashion to Scrabble – but without the waiting, because you build on your own words. Anyone over 7years old can play Bananagrams, and it’ll accommodate up to eight players at a time.
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– Toy Industry Assn (USA) Game of the Year 2009
– Oppenheim Toy Portfolio USA Gold Award 2007
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– Parents Choice USA Gold Award 2007