Players build their colorful mosaics with heavy tiles. Behind the decorative style of the game is a clever little puzzle that will have players agonizing over every tile they take. The double-sided player boards offer a simple or advanced style of play.
Gameplay can be quite cutthroat, which may not appeal to some players.
Bananagrams takes the basic components of Scrabble and turns them into a fast-paced, competitive game for one to eight players. Instead of words scoring points, players race to be the first person to use up all their tiles while keeping all their words connected. An addictive game that's fun for all ages.
Some reviewers have noted missing tiles in their games.
Two to four players compete to build the best kingdom out of domino-like tiles, which represent different types of environments. Like dominoes, tiles that touch must have two matching environments. Players must choose between picking first in the next round or taking the best tile in the current round. Several different ways to play.
The manufacturer has had some quality control issues.
Scrabble is a classic for a reason; it's fun, competitive, and addictive. Players who enjoy word games will love crafting the best word possible on their turns. The set comes with a board, 100 wooden tiles, tile racks, and a draw bag.
The newer version comes with plastic racks instead of wooden ones.
Rummikub has sold over 55 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most played games of all time. Players take turns playing their tiles on the board in runs and groups, such as same color, sequential numbers, or same numbers. The game continually changes and expertly blends luck and strategy.
This newer version has switched the orange numbers to yellow which are hard for some players to read.
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