Zip-It Review (Bananagrams)

What It Is

Zip-It is a fast-paced word game that you can play anywhere. All of the game pieces (24 letter cubes and instructions) fit inside the cloth pouch, and the pouch itself serves as the scorekeeping mechanism. One player is the yellow zipper, and the other player is the green zipper. As you score points, move your zipper up according to the numbers on the side of the pouch. If you're the first to zip to the top, you win.

So how do you score points? Each player takes 12 letter cubes, and at the same time, both players start to form their own intersecting word grid (kind of like what a crossword looks like) using any side of their cubes. The first player to complete a grid with no remaining cubes yells “Zip!” As long as that player's grid was correctly completed (no proper nouns, no abbreviations, no misspelled or non-existent words), that player moves their zipper up one spot. Continue playing rounds in the same way until one player has won 10 rounds.

Is It Fun?
This word game is fast and fun for the whole family, and it definitely challenges your vocabulary skills. It's so compact that you can throw it in a backpack or purse for play whenever no matter where you are.
Who It’s For
Zip-It is for two players ages 7 and up. It will be fun for those who like word games.
What To Be Aware Of
The instructions also include a few alternate ways to play for a more challenging game.
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy