Friday, December 17, 2010

Bananagrams, PairsInPears & Appletters Review & Giveaway....

Still hunting for holiday gifts?  I have something fun, unique and great for just about everyone on your list...something from the Bananagrams Family! I am sure you have seen Bananagrams around...it is that hot word game that comes in a darling banana pouch!  I am a huge word game fan so I was thrilled when I had the chance to try out the Bananagrams game as well as some new books based on the game (10 Minute Bananagrams, Bananagrams for Kids and More Bananagrams).

First off here is a synopsis of what Bananagrams is all about...

Ages 7 & up. In this unique word game, players use tiles to create words crossword-style. The first player to use all their tiles is the winner. With multiple ways to play, this game is perfect for beginning spellers, as well as more advanced players. No pencil, paper, or board required. 

I just love this game!!  It is so much fun and completely addictive.  You can play a game in a few minutes and it is also completely portable!  When the kids get a little older this is definitely coming with us for waits at restaurants and appointments!  For now my husband and I can enjoy this fun  word game that is like Scrabble only better.  I like that there is no board....so much of Scrabble is dependent on those mega point squares (no fair!!) and there in none of that here.  A+ game!!

The Bananagram books are also a lot of fun.  I have taken to keeping them in my car for those times when the kids fall asleep in the car and I have a few quiet minutes to myself.  I whip out my Banangram books and put my mind to the test.  These puzzles are fun AND challenging.  The 10-Minute Banangrams is what I am traveling with now and these puzzles are broken up into half bananas (easier puzzles)and whole bananas (more challenging).  There is also an included answer key that I really, really try not to cheat with!!


On top of the fun Bananagrams I checked out there are two brand new games from the Bananagram family...Appletters & PairsinPears.



 APPLETTERS is a domino-like game for ages six and up where players connect letters in lieu of dots.  The game comes in an apple-shaped cloth pouch containing 110 ivory-like tiles.  In addition to the version for a younger audience, the game also includes instructions for more adult play - APPLE TURNOVER™ for an extra challenge and APPLESCORE™ for word lovers who like to keep score.

PAIRSinPEARS  is a word construction game for ages six and up where players race to make pairs of connecting words in matching patterns.  PAIRSinPEARS comes in a pear-shaped cloth pouch, containing four full alphabet sets in four beautiful distinct patterns.  The game provides educational fun for children learning vowels and consonants, alphabetical order, word construction and pattern recognition. 


After becoming a Bananagram addict I can't wait to add PairsinPears and Appletters to my game closet as well.

You can purchase any of these great Bananagram products at major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon.


I am so excited to tell you that, thanks to Workman Publishing, one lucky RBM reader will win three fabulous games...Bananagrams, Appletters and PairsinPears!  Thank you Workman!!  Here is how to enter.



Mandatory Entry:  Tell me a famous person (actor, politician, musician etc..) you would like to challenge to a game night with Bananagrams, Appletters and PairsinPears!  I would love to meet the First Lady so she would be my game night buddy.   You must complete this entry for all others to count.

For Extra Entries:
1.  Follow this blog= 1 entry
2.  Like Reviewed By Mom on Facebook =1 entry
3. Like Workman Publishing on Facebook = 1 entry
4. Like Bananagrams on Facebook = 1 entry
5.  Enter one of my other giveaways &let me know you have done so = 1 entry per giveaway entered.
6.  Follow Workman Publishing on Twitter = 1 entry
7.  Follow Reviewed By Mom on Twitter = 1 entry
8.  Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it = 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US residents and will end on December 26th    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on December 27th and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is draw. Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with the above mentioned Banangrams products for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

142 comments:

Ashley said...

I am a follower on google reader.

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Ashley said...

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Ashley said...

I almost forgot. I would LOVE to play Bananagrams with J.K. Rowling!!!!

Sarah said...

I would love to have Lord Byron as my partner, if that were possible!!

Ashley said...

I forgot to post an e-mail.

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3 Giggly Monsters said...

I would love to challenge Laura Bush.
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Hifam said...

I think the Sheldon character on Big Bang Theory would be fun to meet. He makes me laugh.
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Pam said...

I would like to challenge Robin Williams. That would be majorly entertaining. :)

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Pam L. said...

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I would like Paris Hilton to play
APPLETTERS, so I could win all the time

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Marci J said...

I'd love to challenge Jane Austen to a word game (of course, she'd probably win!)
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Marci J said...

entered origami giveaway
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Kim said...

I would like to challenge Topher Grace.. I know that he's a Monopoly buff and loves to have game nights.

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I like you on FB

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HH said...

I think I'd like to play the games with Ellen Degeneres!

Melissa said...

I would like to play this with Jon Stewart!

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Dana R said...

I would love to challenge Johnny Depp!

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shimmala said...

I'm with Melissa...love Jon Stewart and I know he is a word buff. Plus he would make me laugh!

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Katie said...

I would like to play Bananagrams with Edgar Allen Poe.
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I want to play with JK Rowling
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Shanee said...

I'd like to challenge Ellen Degeneres! She cracks me up!

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Kelly Massman said...

I would challenge Kevin Costner!

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Megan said...

I'd love to play with my favorite author, Shannon Hale.
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Linda Kish said...

James Patterson because I love his books and when he is on Castle he seems so cool.

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ElizaBeth said...

I'd love to challenge Taylor Swift

Sarah said...

I follow you!!! (realized I didn't say that a few days ago when I first entered!!)

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stanech said...

I would like to challenge Ivanka Trump! I would love to meet her as I greatly admire her.

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Christina F. said...

I would pick someone funny like Robert Deniro:) annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Danelle said...

I would like to play with Noah Webster (author of Websters Dictionary) I would lose but it would be fun

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the4peels said...

It would be fun to play with Robin Williams, actor/comedian, and 'Mork', from Ork! He can be very child-like and he's also intelligent.
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Carole Spring said...

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