As promised in my previous post, where I made THIS for Tall Dad, we have now reviewed the Bananagrams that have been sent to us. We were sent three of the games in the range.
“The anagram game that will drive you bananas!”Bananagrams is the first in the bunch, the game that started it all. Players race against each other to build crossword grids and use all their letter tiles. There’s no turn-taking to be found here—it all happens at once and it’s a race to the finish. No matter how old you are and how many anagram games you’ve played, Bananagrams is sure to drive you absolutely bananas … in the best possible way!
“Fresh fun comes in pears!”PAIRSinPEARS, true to its name, is a fast-paced pair-making game, packed in a pear. Lettered tiles come in four distinct alphabet sets, and players race against each other to make connected pairs of words in matching patterns. It’s a great way for children to develop memory and cognitive skills while learning the alphabet, pattern recognition, word construction, vowels, vocabulary, rhyming and more. Deceptively simple and exceptionally fun, PAIRSinPEARS is perfect for family time and classroom activities.
Miss A (3) has been the official tester of this game, and again gave it a thumbs up.
“The twenty-second word race you can play anyplace!”ZIP-IT is an exhilarating, high-speed, two-player game played with 24 lettered cubes and colored scoring zippers that come built into the pouch. Each player takes 12 cubes and races against their opponent to build a word grid. One hand can be played in as little as 20 seconds, and everything you need is in the bag! Playable on an airplane or train tray, ZIP-IT is the ultimate travel game. Each pouch includes a WEORDS dictionary of weird words that win word games!
We can’t wait to use this when we go on holiday. We have a few plane and train journeys where this is going to be coming with us. I find that on a journey a child’s attention span is a lot less, with all of the excitement. I love that this is something that you can play extremely quickly, but keep coming back to it.
So overall we would really recommend all of the Bananagram games, they make perfect gifts and also great with the school holidays looming. Miss N (9) has enjoyed playing the games as have the adults. Sge has has even said she would like to play it at her next sleepover…praise indeed!
Thank you for reading