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National Geographic Kids Interviews Bananagrams’ Aaron & Ava

Aaron & Ava

Aaron Haggas and his grandfather Abe Nathanson were playing board games one day when they were struck with the inspiration to create their own word game! The whole family pitched in to come up with the design and rules for Bananagrams. The game begins with each player drawing the same number of tiles. Each player builds interconnecting words in front of him/her. The first player to use all his tiles and yell “Bananas!” is the…

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Oct 2011
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Believing in Bananagrams

*The following post was written by Emma Gregory, Banangrammer and student at Penn State, and featured on WPSU as part of the “This I Believe” program. For more from Emma, check out her blog.   I Believe In Bananagrams. “Take a letter. Okay, take another. Ha! Take a letter!” We all groan, looking at our Z’s ,K’s and Q’s seriously piling up. We exchange looks that say, “Now how is this fair?” My mom happily continues…

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Sep 2011
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NPR Investigates the Addictive Appeal of Bananagrams

NPR • August 2011 By Bradley Campbell A game out of Rhode Island is fast becoming a major player in the board game industry. Bananagrams is an anagram puzzle built for speed — think of Scrabble with no board or complicated scoring. And despite the down economy, the company that makes the game is thriving. The first time Seth Snyder played Bananagrams, he became an addict. It made sense — the 25-year-old industrial designer is into word…

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Aug 2011
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Bananagrams & Waterfire Team Up for Teachers!

It’s official, WaterFire goes bananas: foxprovidence.com WaterFire is going bananas and it’s all happening August 13 with the Bananagrams Bananaganza. The WaterFire and Bananagrams teams are asking Rhode Islanders to keep their eyes peeled to help catch the banana that escaped from the bunch! Here’s the scoop: If you spot a banana anywhere in Rhode Island over the next few weeks before August 13, take a picture and post it on the WaterFire Facebook page….

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Jul 2011
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Zip-It: Perfect for the Word Gamer On-the-Go!

This compact, take-anywhere crossword race can be played by two people in a restaurant, in an airport, on a plane or in an RV — just about anywhere you have a level playing space. ZIP-IT is a game for anyone ages 7 and up, and I’ve played it several times now with my 10-year-old, but I’d certainly have a ball playing it with another adult as well. In fact, I think I’ll take on my…

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Nov 2010
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Appletters and Pairs in Pears Make Learning Fun

  Bananagrams, a clever brain game suitable for any age level, essentially works like Scrabble without the board. Two recently-introduced similar games—Appletters and Pairs in Pears—add to the fun. Like Banangrams, the point of Appletters is to be the first to use up all of your letters while Pairs in Pears challenges players with racing to create the most word pairs. Appletters is also designed to be three games in one—with Applescore and Appleturnover as additional (and…

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Apr 2010
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Word of Mouth in The Boston Globe

  Had a lightning bolt struck Abe Nathanson between the eyes that day, the outcome could hardly have been more, shall we say, fruitful. Four summers ago, a frustrated Nathanson was sitting at his dining room table, having lost yet another Scrabble game to his 11-year-old grandson, Aaron. It wasn’t the loss that bothered Nathanson so much. It was the two hours it had taken to play the game.Staring at his letter tiles, Nathanson said,…

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Dec 2009
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