|Product Dimensions||22.86 x 7.62 x 7.62 cm; 381.02 Grams|
|Batteries||1 Lithium Ion batteries required.|
|Manufacturer recommended age||7 years and up|
|Item model number||1295 Banagrams|
|Number of Game Players||2 to 8 Players|
|Number of pieces||144|
|Remote Control Included?||No|
|Release date||26 Mar. 2011|
Bananagrams | Word Game | Ages 7+ | 1-8 Players | 15 Minute Playing Time
- Choose from over 20,000 locations across the UK
- FREE unlimited deliveries at no additional cost for all customers
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Enhance your purchase
|Age range (description)||7 years to 99 years|
|Number of players||2 to 8 Players|
About this item
- Fast, fun-filled educational word game that requires no pencil, paper or board
- Perfect for travelling or at home, Bananagrams is the grab-and-go game for the whole family
- Get ready - shout SPLIT and race to create your individual word grid
- Interactive and exciting language game - Can you become the Top Banana?
- Two to six players
not appropriate for children under the age of 3
What's in the box?
From the manufacturer
Addictively simple, and simply addictive, Bananagrams is the fast and frantic word game enjoyed by millions! Players and their opponents aim to use all of their letters to build a word grid in a race to the finish. The first player to use all of their tiles is crowned "Top Banana"!
Bananagrams requires no pencil, paper, or board, and comes in a small portable banana-shaped pouch that's perfect for ages 7 and up —at home or on the go.
Classic Bananagrams is also available in Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish versions.
Fast-Paced Word-Building Game!
In this addictive word game, speed wins, not points. Race to build joined up words using all of your tiles. When any player uses all of their letters, they shout 'peel!' and every player takes on a new tile - meaning everyone has to quickly rebuild their word grid! Bananagrams is so much fun for both adults and kids!
The Beloved Bananagrams Challenge Inspires The Official Bananagrams School Club!
The makers of the international hit word tile game Bananagrams, announces the launch of the Bananagrams School Club to encourage schools and students across the US and UK to “Go Wild With Words” throughout the school year!
Since 2015, more than 250,000 students along with their teachers throughout the USA and UK have played Bananagrams in their schools as a result of the Bananagrams Challenge. Now, through the Club, more than 130,000 students this year alone are expected to join in the quest to have fun, make friends, and most importantly, develop a love of wordplay and English Language Arts.
As part of the Club, Bananagrams, Inc. will host a monthly #hashtag challenge calling for action shots, i.e., grid with a school’s longest word played in a game/ #BGSClongest word, where one lucky winning club a month will win a prize pack filled with games and goodies.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 April 2021
Reviews with images
Top reviews from United Kingdom
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
You begin by putting the tiles face down onto a table, then each player picks 21 tiles (fewer if there are more players - the instructions tell you how many to take based on the number of participants). There are lots of silly banana-based cues in the game, and at the call "split" the players turn their tiles over. Then, it's a rush to build your own word grid on the table, like Scrabble without the board, trying to use up all of your letters. You can rearrange your grid as often as you like. If you are stuck, you can say "dump" and return a letter to the "bunch" of tiles on the table, but you must then take three more tiles. If you use up all your tiles, you say "peel" and take another one, but every other player must also take an extra tile too. Once you've used up all your tiles, and there no tiles left in the "bunch" on the table, shout out "bananas!" and you win. There's no scoring - it's simply a case of the first person to use all of their letters, and for there to be no more tiles in the bunch is the winner. Quick to learn, easy to play, and loads of fun.
Somehow Scrabble just seems too restrictive. This is a game for stretching your mind, encouraging creativity and I'm not actually at all bothered about winning or losing - just about the elegance of the challenge.
Wonderful product, great quality, nice little 'nana bag'.
The only downside is you do need quite a bit of space to lay out the tiles so you won't be playing it on a plane or train.
When I played with friends the tiles were more solid and had a nicer feel like Scrabble tiles. My tiles are hollow and after several games the lettering is already wearing off. The letters are quite hard to make out and many are not centered on the tile. The banana shaped pouch is too small and badly made.
Make sure you buy the AUTHENTIC game, which I can assure you is not this one.
The game is excellent for any numbers of people and the rules can be varied to suit the ages of the players, ie; two letter words for youngsters. We enjoyed our friends one so much we bought our own, unfortunately not the same quality.
I gave three stars because of the premise of the game, the quality of my game pack doesn't even deserve one star.
The game never gets boring because your set of tiles is so different each time, and you can make up your own rules (for example: each word has to be more than 3 letters long; you have to have a word of length at least 8 in your grid; there has to be a household item word in your grid). One thing I've noticed about this game, which I love, is that everybody gets a chance to win - i.e. it is not one of those games where the same person wins every time. Words are not my forte at all (I'm even dyslexic), but even I get a chance to win sometimes!
The party tiles are a really fun addition. You can of course choose to play without them, for a more competitive game, or with them, for a more fun and silly game - both are great! I'd like to point out that there are in fact 144 letter tiles (just like the original version), not 114 like the product description says.
Finally, quick delivery and very high quality product.
You don't build on someone else's words like you do in Scrabble, so you don't talk to each other at all or have the opportunity to support your child to develop their vocabulary (despite the advertising pictures showing happy families laughing themselves into oblivion). You also don't get the additional practice that you get from keeping score in Scrabble. As a final insult, it's surprisingly heavy to pack, though the packaging is cute.