Ah, I see.

so essentially the game functions as scrabble, but with independent play rather than each player taking a turn.


An interesting varient, though i suspect you could play equally well with a standard set of scrabble tyles forgoing the board, rather than the official bananagrams set.

Beware the Grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Phil Vlasak" <p...@pcsgames.net>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Friday, December 17, 2010 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Bananagrams anagram tile game


Hi Folks,
I found these instructions on-line, so they may be the ones to the game.
Rules for Bananagrams

1 Place all 144 tiles face down on center of table. These tiles are referred
to as the "BUNCH".
For games of 2-4 people, each player takes 21 letters from the bunch,
keeping them face down. For 5-6 players, 15 letters are taken. For 7-8 (or
more) players, 11 letters are taken.

2 NOW THE GAME BEGINS!!!

Any one player says "SPLIT" whereupon all players turn their own tiles face
up and proceed to form their OWN collection of connecting and intersecting
words. The words may be horizontal or vertical, reading left to right or top
to bottom. Each player may rearrange his/her own words as often as desired.
Players DO NOT take turns, but play independently of each other and at the
same time.

3 When a player has none of his/her original letters left, that player says
"PEEL" and takes a tile from the bunch. At this point ALL OF THE OTHER
PLAYERS MUST ALSO TAKE A TILE FROM THE BUNCH and add it to their collection
of letters.

4 At any time, and as often as desired during play, any player may return a
difficult-to-use letter back to the center of the BUNCH, face down, but MUST
TAKE THREE LETTERS IN RETURN. The player must declare this action to the
other players by saying "DUMP". This exchange does not affect the other
players.

5 Play continues until there are fewer tiles in the BUNCH than there are
players. The first player with no remaining letters shouts "BANANAS" and is
the winner of that hand. The other players may now inspect the winning hand
for misspelled or incorrect words. Proper nouns are not acceptable. Any
available dictionary may be used. If all words are acceptable, that player
is the WINNER OF THAT HAND. If any word in the "winning" hand is found to be
unacceptable, that player becomes the "Rotten Banana" and is OUT OF THAT
HAND, and must return his/her letters, face down to the center bunch and the
game now resumes for the remaining players.

SUGGESTIONS FOR PLAYING BANANAGRAMS

 "BEST OF."
A hand can take as little as 5 minutes, so players, if desired, could play
for the "best of five" or "the best of ten".

BANANA SMOOTHIE
(For those who want to play a less hectic game)
All tiles are placed face down on the table The letters are divided equally
among the players, remaining face down. Players then play the regular
BANANAGRAMS game, but there is no "peeling" or "dumping". The first player
to use all his/her letters shouts "BANANAS" and is the winner of the hand.
If the game ends in a stalemate, the player with the fewest remaining
letters is the winner.

BANANA CAFÉ
(Play in restaurants while waiting for service)
The BANANAGRAMS pouch is placed on the table.  Each player takes 21 tiles
from the pouch.  Players then proceed to play the regular game with
"dumping" but NO "peeling".  The first player to use all his/her letters
says "BANANAS!!!" and is the winner.

BANANA SOLITAIRE
(One player)
Place all letters down on center of table.  Take 21 letters and proceed to
play the game.  Only peel when needed.  Try to beat your own best time in
using all 144 letters, or try making as few words to use all 144 letters.
This can be a relaxing way of honing your Bananagrams skills.

BANANA CHALLENGE
Play the regular Bananagrams rules but words must be three letters or
longer.  NO two letter words.

Advanced players could create their own special game by limiting the
acceptable words to a specific category such as animals, food & drink, etc

 U.S. Tel. (401) 781-9649
U.K. Tel. +44 (0) 20 8876 3013
www.bananagrams-intl.com
i...@bananagrams-intl.com



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