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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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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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A Very Bananagrams Proposal

Tyler Blumenthal’s wedding proposal plans hinged on not one, but two women saying yes. The 23-year-old Rapid City man wanted to propose at the Sioux Falls elementary school where his girlfriend, Laura Sprecher, taught. But first he had to get permission from the principal, Kathy Coulter. Hours of careful preparation were on the line if Coulter turned down his request. “If she said ‘no,’ I didn’t know what I was going to do,” Blumenthal said….

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Jun 2011
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Banana-Zen: Finding Flexibility by Playing a Game

  *The following is an article written by motivational speaker, designer, and Bananagrammer Carolyn Strauss from March 2011. For more from Carolyn, check out her blog here.   I discovered a new game this week, which by the way is not sold in the game area at a large retailer, it is actually sold in the puzzle area. That said, I found a new game. It’s called Bananagrams.Bananagrams is sold in a yellow banana shaped pouch. All…

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Mar 2011
AUTHOR Bananagrams
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