Amping up the fun of the original word game Bananagrams comes Bananagrams WildTiles. Just as with the original, players start the game by placing all tiles face down in a bunch at the center of your gaming space. Then players grab 11-21 tiles, depending on the number of players.
When you're ready to begin someone says, "Split," and all players turn over their tiles and simultaneously create individual grids of connecting and intersecting words. When a player has used all of his original tiles, he yells, "Peel," and everyone takes a new tile. Players can also call out, "Dump," to take three new tiles in exchange for dumping one tile back in the bunch.
In this version, if you are lucky enough to snag a WildTile during the game, it acts like a blank tile in a game of Scrabble; Use it to represent any letter you want to complete words on your grid. Play continues until there are fewer tiles in the middle than there are players in the game. The first player with no remaining tiles calls out, "Bananas!" and is declared the winner- as long as all the words are correct.
We like the added new twist to this game without straying too far from the fun of the original gameplay. Plus, in terms of play, the WildTiles offer additional opportunities to get creative with your letter combinations.
Bananagrams WildTiles is for ages 7 and up.
The game also comes with additional games to play including Banana Cafe, Banana Smoothie, and Banana Solitaire.
The game is currently available exclusively at Target.
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