Bananagrams is an anagram game that both young and old can enjoy. It is versatile with different ways to play, can be played virtually anywhere as it does not require a board, and there are no taking turns because everyone plays at once. Each player uses their tiles to create words, from left to right, top to bottom - even horizontal and vertical. The first person to use all of their designated letters calls out and then takes more letters from the pile and the game continues until there are less in the pile than all the players playing. The person who finishes their tiles firs, has no misspelled words and the words are all correct wins the round.
Want to play a quick game? Another variation you can try is called "best of 5" or "best of 10". This is when you set a time for example 5 minutes, and after those five minutes are up, whoever has the most words done wins.
Because there is no board required to play and all the tiles fit neatly into the zipper banana pouch, Bananagrams is also great for travel. It is also the winner of many prestigious toy awards.
Recommended for ages 7 years and up.