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ISBN13: 9780761156352
ISBN10: 0761156356
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Game of the Year winner at the 2009 International Toy Fair, Bananagrams is the international phenomenon that started with a simple idea: "An anagram game that is so fast it will drive you bananas!" Doing for letters what Sudoku did for numbers, it's the obsessive new puzzle craze that starts with 144 letter tiles in a banana-shaped bag and captures all the fun of crosswords and word games like Scrabble and Boggle.

Now comes Bananagrams! The Official Book, which translates the brain-twisting word fun of the game onto the page, and adds much, much more. Even if you've never dipped your hand into the Bananagrams pouch, the book stands on its own with hours of challenging play. Written by the only three-time National Scrabble Champion, Joe Edley, Bananagrams! offers sixteen clever puzzle types, including Banana Trees, where the object is to build word grids based on a theme; Banana Splits, a collection of four quick anagram puzzles to be solved in rapid-fire style; Banana Leaves, with its four-, five-, six- and seven-letter words; Banana Filling--what happens when you add a "K"?; and more. The puzzles have four levels of difficulty, from one banana to four bananas. Plus, there are glossaries; special strategies for Bananagrams: The Game; a list of "Weords"--weird words that are cool to play; two- and three-letter words to take your game to the next level; fun banana facts; and, of course, an answer key.

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Doing for letters what Sudoku did for numbers, Bananagrams is the obsessive new puzzle craze that took Game of the Year at the 2009 International Toy Fair. This book translates the brain-twisting word fun of the game onto the page. The book includes glossaries, special strategies, an answer key, and more. Consumable.

About the Author

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 growing game business. Rena and her family reside in the U.K., and Abe lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he runs the company's headquarters.

Joe Edley, the only three-time National Scrabble Champion, is the author of The Official Scrabble Puzzle Book, Everything Scrabble, and Scrabble Puzzles Volumes 1-4, as well as Workman's Scrabble Page-A-Day Calendar. Director of Clubs and Tournaments for the National Scrabble Association, he's created thousands of word puzzles for The Scrabble News and writes the syndicated newspaper column "Scrabblegrams." He lives with his family on Long Island, New York.

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Annette P, September 29, 2010 (view all comments by Annette P)
If you like word games and puzzles, this is the book for you! I'm making my way through it now and I can tell you that it offers plenty of challenge (at varying skill levels) and brain stimulation. What I like too is that I can begin a puzzle or challenge, put it down, and then come back to it later - which is convenient if you like something to do while on your coffee- or lunch break.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761156352
Author:
Edley, Joe
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Other Puzzles:
Joe Edley
Created:
Nathanson, Abe And Rena
Author:
Puzzles by Joe Edley
Author:
Puzzles by Joe Edley,
Author:
Nathanson, Abe
Author:
Nathanson, Abe And Rena
Author:
Creators of Bananagrams
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Games
Subject:
Anagrams
Subject:
Games & Activities - General
Subject:
Games-General Puzzles
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
282
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 0.63 in 0.56 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , Doing for letters what Sudoku did for numbers, Bananagrams is the obsessive new puzzle craze that took Game of the Year at the 2009 International Toy Fair. This book translates the brain-twisting word fun of the game onto the page. The book includes glossaries, special strategies, an answer key, and more. Consumable.
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