Bananagrams Product Review and Giveaway

Banana GramsAbout the Creators of Bananagrams:

Abe Nathanson and his daughter, Rena, along with his grandchildren Aaron and Ava, invented Bananagrams while spending the summer of 2005 together at a beach house in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The whole Nathanson family is involved in the business of the growing game. Rena and her family reside in the U.K.; the company headquarters are in Providence, Rhode Island.

About the Author:

Joe Edley lives for word games. He’s an expert Bananagrammer and the author of Bananagrams! The Official Book and More Bananagrams! Since 1988 he’s been the Director of Clubs and Tournaments for the National Scrabble Association. In that role, he has created thousands of word puzzles to entertain the readers of Scrabble News. Joe also writes a syndicated newspaper column, “Scrabblegrams,” and teachers at Scrabble events across the country.

I first learned of Bananagrams last year, I remembered thinking about how neat it would be to use the game with part of our schooling. With being a home schooling family, we love neat fun things to make learning fun instead of so blah. So we purchased it for our daughter and we would not only use it as the game, but we would also use it to practice her spelling words.

Gillian would often get the game and sit down, and make different words without being told to do her spelling, this was a score for both of us, she was learning, and I didn’t have to fuss.

Recently, I was introduced to Bananagrams book10-Minute Banana-Grams! I am the type of person, where I like a challenge. When we received 10-Minute Banana-Grams! in the mail, I sat down, opened the book and thought HAHA this will be easy. First 2 words I got fast, then I found myself saying wtf, so like all game books I looked in the back to see if there was a cheat, cheat back there, and SCORE. So now I see the word, and I am like omg, I cannot believe I missed that!

Guess what? Bananagrams has two new games.

Bananagrams, the creators of Bananagrams®, the international award-winning anagram tile game named Toy Fair 2009 “Game of the Year,” announced today the launch of two new word games: APPLETTERS™ and PAIRSinPEARS™.

Let me say both of these games are super fun! Gillian had me playing forever.

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Both APPLETTERS and PAIRSinPEARS have several different games you can play with the tiles, or if you are a home schooling family like us these are great for spelling.

Connect with Bananagrams:

Website: http://bananagrams-intl.com/index-us.asp or http://www.workman.com/products/9780761160861/

Play Bananagrams on Facebook: http://apps.facebook.com/bananagrams/

Purchase Bananagram Products: APPLETTERS and PAIRSinPEARS retail for $15.99, Bananagrams retails for $14.99, and 10-Minute Bananagrams retails for $8.99. To see if a store near you carries the Bananagrams product you can search via the Bananagrams website.

Downloads: You can download free bananagram games from here.

Win it: One lucky reader will win APPLETTERS, PAIRSinPEARS and 10-Minute Bananagrams, these make great gifts for those who love all things words, as well as the homeschooling family.

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Mandatory: Head over to the Bananagrams website, and tell me the closest store you can purchase these great games in. Did I tell you they have won several awards!

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Giveaway will close on December 12th @ 11:59 pm CST. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

Disclaimer: I received product for review purposes only, no other form of payment was received, these are only my opinions and others may vary.

About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.

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  10. The closest place I can purchase these games is School Daze. Thanks for the shot at winning.

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  13. looks like Baltimore Reads is the closest store

  14. Let’s Play in Hillsboro Oregon is nearest to me.
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  17. The closest one to me is in Carlsbad, CA – a couple hours away. LOL

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  29. Nancy Meyer says:

    I can buy them less than a mile away at Walgreens!

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  31. We can buy these at Cairns Collectibles, just a couple of miles from us.

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  33. I can get this at Treehouse Toys, Inc.

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  38. Oooh this is exciting…I have the original Bananagrams and absolutely love it! I didn’t know there were books and other games too! This is available at the Target less than 5 miles from my house.

  39. I can get it at the The Elephant’s Trunk about a 20 minute drive!

  40. I can get it at Cookie’s Department Store, thanks!

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  45. I can get these at Learning Path Store

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  53. Teegan Briggs says:

    The store finder isn’t working for me :( But I have seen it at the Walmart about a mile away from my house!

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    The nearest one to me is in Murrieta, CA.

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