It's like speed Scrabble! A lighthearted word game.
Description: Bananagrams is a fast and fun word game that requires no pencil, paper or board, and the tiles come in a fabric banana-shaped carrying pouch. One hand can be played in as little as five minutes. Using a selection of 144 plastic letter tiles in the English edition, each player works independently to create their own 'crossword' faster than one's opponents. When a player uses up all their letters, all players take a new tile from the pool. The object of the game is to be the first to complete a word grid after the "bunch" of tiles has been depleted. There are variants included in the instructions, such as Banana Smoothie and Banana cafe for limited set skills or space-deprived places, and the game is suitable for solo play.
(From Board Game Geek.)
|Time to play:||# of players:||Complexity:||Player dynamic:||Skill:|
|15 minutes||1.34||Light competition||Word game|
Average play time: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 (or more) minutes
Minimum # of players: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10+
Complexity level: Light complexity, medium complexity, hard complexity
Player dynamic: cooperative, light competition, heavy competition
21st century skill taught: communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking