Monthly Archives: January, 2013


Bananagrams is a fast paced word game that is great for all ages. It is played by as little as two and as many as eight, but the 3-4 range is ideal. It is very portable as well as pretty adorable. This game will fit in medium-sized purses or backpacks and is played anywhere there is a flat surface.

This game is no bank-buster, it runs on Amazon for around $15.

Do you have alternative rules for Bananagrams? Put them in the comments!



Here are the Rules

I grew up in a family of gamers. Not the kind of games with power buttons, but the kind that come in a box. I’ve spent countless holidays gathered around the family table with a never before used board game waiting to be conquered. But when that box is opened there is inevitably a major obstacle. What I call, “the beast”.

The Beast is the epic novel that lies on top of every board game; it zaps the anticipation right out of the box. Some of you might refer to them as rules.

Although I grew up in a family of old school gamers, as a 20s something, I am a product of my generation. I find lengthy rules frustrating and I quickly get impatient. I want the instant gratification of beginning the game the instant we opened the box.

This blog exists to help all gamers get to the game right now. Or, more accurately, about five minutes from now.

I will be exploring as many games as possible and posting videos that highlight the “start play” set up and rules. These videos should give you enough information to be able to start playing a new game in about five minutes. Each of these videos will be accompanied with a little review of the game.

The best part of being a game geek is the community.

The best thing about having a blog is the comments section.

Did I miss an important rule?

Do you have a special trick or tip that helps playability?

Do you have a question?

Can you answer a question?

Awesome. Please take time to share.

Also I’ll sprinkle in some other game-related posts as well: I’m always on the look out for news, trivia, you may even find a few competitions. I look forward to seeing how this game plays out.

Ready? Set? Play.