Synopses & Reviews
Joe Edley, the wordplay genius who created the puzzles in Bananagrams
, now steps it up in More Bananagrams!
by creating eight new joyously mind-bending puzzle types, and adding another level of difficulty--puzzles with a five banana (super hard!) rating. In all, there are over 500 original new anagram puzzles, including Banana Splits (solve letter substitution scrambles in rapid-fire fashion), Banana Peels (add new letters to words and rearrange to spell something new), Banana Boats (evolve a chain of words, one new letter at a time), intersecting words, vowel replacements, adjacent letter scrambles, and much more. The puzzles are rated one banana (simplest) to the fiendish new five banana, and enriching supplementary material is featured, including fun banana facts, helpful word lists, and, yes, an answer key.
About the Author
Joe Edley, the only three-time National Scrabble Champion, is the creator of all the puzzles in Bananagrams!
and More Bananagrams!
Additionally, he is the author of The Official Scrabble Puzzle Book
, Everything Scrabble
, and Scrabble Puzzles Volumes 1-4
. 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. 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.