Posted Monday, 4-May-2015
If Scrabble is the smart kid sitting doing his homework, then Bananagrams is his over-excited younger sister, rushing around full of sugar and enthusiasm.
Bananagrams is a fast, exciting alternative to Scrabble for those who like to play with letters.
Like Bananagrams, Pass the Bomb is a game of fast thinking.
As the timer ticks down on a plastic bomb, players have to think of words using a set group of letters. Think of a word and you can pass on the bomb. Whoever is left holding it when it explodes loses that round.
Apples to Apples is a different sort of word game. Each round, one player provides a definition, and other players try to pick a word to match it. The catch is, you can only use the words on the cards in your hand.
Say your friend is looking for ‘things to be scared of’, but you’re holding ‘bananas’, ‘Paris’ and ‘a puppy’. Can you pick one of those that you know your friend is strangely scared of? Or can you talk him around to seeing why it’s scary?
Scrabble is such a serious game, it’s amazing to realize how frantic and funny other word games are.
Published by BoardGamePrices.com
Can we fit all the photos we took at Spiel into this article? No. But we’ll sure try! Here’s your last look at the last day of the biggest board games show in the world.
The tiredness starts to take hold; but we press on toward Day 3! We’ve got dice! We’ve got minis! We’ve got mechs! It’s Spiel!