Word Nerd Day: Bananagrams

Fun Holiday – Word Nerd Day

Love your dictionary? Do you like long, complicated, fancy words? If your answer is yes, then this is the unofficial holiday for you.

To help celebrate this fun holiday, we felt it only appropriate to look at fun games that focus on words. Our first game for the day is Bananagrams Party Edition.

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The Re-Gifter, The Thief, Switcheroo, Pouch Head…these are just some of the names of the 14 chaos-inducing Party Power tiles in BANANAGRAMS Party edition. Each tile holds its own special action, allowing the receiving player to bestow chaos on the victim of his/her choice! Whether it’s taking a lap around the game table or demolishing another player’s grid, no one is safe! Party Power tiles add chaos to the sneakiest, cheekiest BANANAGRAMS ever!

BANANAGRAMS Party edition is now available exclusively at Target stores and Target.com.

From the same company, comes Zip It – the Small Space Word Race

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The perfect gift for the gamer on the go, ZIP IT is a two-player word race that can be played anytime, anyplace in a matter of minutes. ZIP IT includes 24 high-quality letter cubes packaged in a cloth pouch featuring unique scoring zippers. Take 12 cubes and race against your opponent to build a word grid. Super-fast rounds and small space play

yed anytime, anyplace in a matter of minutes. ZIP IT includes 24 high-quality letter cubes packaged in a cloth pouch featuring unique scoring zippers. Take 12 cubes and race against your opponent to build a word grid. Super-fast rounds and small space play makes ZIP IT the ultimate travel game – even fits on an airplane tray table! A round can be played in as little as 20 seconds, so be the first to zip to 10, then race all over again!

Why We LOVE these games:

  • No special squares like in scrabble or point values for letters
  • You make your own crossword game board
  • Fun for adults and kids alike
  • Fast paced
  • There are a variety of ways to play these games
  • Portable – easy to take with you on travel or to a friends house
  • Easy to store as it’s small and compact
  • Available in a regular option or a party edition for larger groups
  • Available in a “my first” edition for younger players

Fun Word Fact
According to the Oxford Dictionary, “bookkeeper” is the only word in the English language without any hyphens with three consecutive repeated letters.