Sunday, 10 January 2016
Bananagrams! January 10th 2016
We are a family who enjoy a good game and this is one we have not played for a while until Simon and the boys rediscovered it recently. It's Banangrams and is probably best described as Scrabble on speed! There is no scoring but each player makes their own grid with the available tiles taking more tiles at various times through the game. The winner is the first person to use all their letters on a completed grid with no errors when all the central tiles have been taken. If that doesn't make sense it all becomes very clear when you play ... and it's addictive.
It is also very good for the boys where English is not their first written language which can result in some interesting spellings at times. However even just playing it a few times of late has helped them with some of the many difficult spellings the English language throws up.
But one small query remains, how do you pronounce the game? We always called it Banana Grams until Ben looked at it and said Ban Anangrams. So which do you think it is?