Jumbo Bananagrams

November 25, 2013 Off By Laura TMOT

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My favourite word game has just been super sized! Jumbo Bananagrams is just like the original bananagrams except bigger and the square tiles are now 3 inchs and are very tactile, great quality and also waterproof so can be played outdoors as well as indoors. With 144 tiles there are lots of word combinations that can be used.

The rules are the same as the original Bananagrams but you play with bigger tiles: each player has the same number of tiles, and quickly assemble all the letters into a crossword.  The first player to have used all their tiles shouts “bananas” and wins the game.

As you play separately of each other, unlike Scrabble, you don’t have to wait your turn which makes for a much faster game. Although not as portable as the original, Jumbo Bananagrams is easy to store in its giant yellow banana bag.

The oversized letters are also great for doing letter recognition and basic word reading with the girls which is what we have been doing with it the most.