Sunday, 11 December 2011

Go Bananas for Christmas! Five great games to banish Boxing Day boredom

The Bananagrams Family of Games
If you’re monkeying around seeking last minute gifts and stocking fillers this December, look no further than the range of award-winning games from BANANAGRAMS INC. No matter who you’re buying for, you’ll find there’s a game to suit every age:

BANANAGRAMS® (RRP £14.99) – the global word-play phenomenon is the ideal gift for kids aged seven to 107: a fast and fun anagram game that’s perfect for bringing the family together and banishing Boxing Day boredom. Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Bananagrams comes in a small portable banana-shaped pouch and was named Toy Fair 2009’s “Game of the Year”. Created by the word game-obsessed Nathanson family of three generations, ranging in age from seven to 75 years old, Bananagrams is a labour of love that that has quickly become an international hit, selling millions of copies worldwide and attracting celebrity fans including Scarlett Johansson, Kelly Clarkson and Cindy Crawford.

FRUITOMINOES® (RRP £14.99) – for players aged 5+, it features 28 beautifully crafted fruit-emblazoned dominoes in a compact pouch. It’s a fresh, fruity and colourful twist to the classic game of dominoes.

ZIP-IT® (RRP £14.99) – the perfect gift for the jet-setter in your life, Zip-It is a two-player crossword race that can be played anytime, anywhere in as little as 20 seconds. For players aged seven and up, Zip-It features 24 high-quality letter cubes packaged in a unique cloth pouch with scoring zippers. The ability to play compactly on an airplane or train tray make Zip-It the ultimate travel game.

APPLETTERS® (RRP £15.99) – originally designed with younger players in mind and features three levels of play to amuse children and challenge adults. The game comes in an apple-shaped cloth pouch containing 110 ivory-like tiles. In addition to the version for a younger audience, the game also includes instructions for more adult play - APPLE TURNOVER™ for an extra challenge and APPLESCORE™ for word lovers who like to have fun with palindromes and semi-palindromes.

PAIRSinPEARS® (£15.99) – a word construction game for children aged 6+, where players race to make pairs of connecting words in matching patterns. The pear-shaped cloth pouch contains four full alphabet sets in four distinct designs and the game provides a great way for children to develop memory and cognitive skills while learning the alphabet, pattern recognition, vowels, vocabulary, rhyming and more.

The games are available to buy from all good book and toy stores on the High Street or online from www.bananagrams.com.

FACTFILE:
Bananagrams®, Inc., is the family-owned Rhode Island company behind a range of innovative word games, including the international phenomenon BANANAGRAMS - the fast, fun anagram game that will “drive you bananas!” 

Currently available in 31 countries and multiple languages, original Bananagrams has spawned digital versions on Facebook, the iPad™, iPhone™ and iTouch™ and a series of books. Bananagrams, Inc. also offers the award-winning Appletters®, Pairs in Pears® and brand-new ZIP-IT® and Fruitominoes®. All the games feature attractive cloth pouches and need no board, pencil or paper - ideal for children and adults aged seven to 107 who enjoy witty word play, at home or on the go.

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