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The Bananagrams Family of Games

Our mission has always been to create games which appeal to children, families, parents, educators and retailers alike

- five favourite family games scoop awards in September -

In the past two weeks, all five games in the Bananagrams range have scooped eight awards voted for by three very different audiences – families, teachers and independent toy shops.

Confirming the range’s popularity with primary school children and teachers, each game picked up a prestigious Primary Teacher Update 2012 Award. The range is also held in high regard by Independent Toy Shops in the UK, who voted Bananagrams their favourite educational game in the Toy Shop UK Awards 2012. Finally, just last week, parents and children voted Zip-It the best puzzle in the esteemed Rainbow Toy Awards 2012.

Commenting on the hat trick of accolades, Rena Nathanson, Founder of Bananagrams, who was also yesterday named Inspirational Business Mum of the Year at the Mumpreneur UK Awards 2012, said, “I am delighted that the Bananagrams range continues to prove popular with such a wide range of audiences. Our mission has always been to create games which appeal to children, families, parents, educators and retailers alike – our ethics and focus on fun with an educational twist epitomise the idea of learning through play. The games give brains of all ages a fantastic work-out and I’m so grateful to everyone who has recognised this by voting – whether they be a teacher, a parent, an independent toy retailer or a captivated child.”

The full list of awards won in September 2012:

Rainbow Toy Awards 2012:
Zip-It – Winner – Best Puzzle
Bananagrams – Highly Commended – Best Puzzle

Primary Teacher Update 2012 Awards:
Bananagrams – Gold – Toys & Games
Zip-It – Gold – Toys & Games
PAIRSinPEARS – Silver – Toys & Games
Fruitominoes – Silver – Toys & Games
Appletters – Bronze – Toys & Games

Toy Shop UK Awards 2012:
Bananagrams – Gold – Educational Game

All games in the Bananagrams range are available to buy from Winning Moves and on the High Street at independent toy and book stores as well as John Lewis, WH Smith, Waterstones and a range of supermarkets including Tesco and Waitrose. Visit for more information.


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About Bananagrams
Bananagrams®, Inc., is the family-owned Rhode Island company behind a range of innovative word games, including the international phenomenon BANANAGRAMS - the fast, fun anagram game that will “drive you bananas!”. Currently available in 31 countries and multiple languages, original Bananagrams has also spawned a series of books. Bananagrams, Inc. also offers the award-winning Appletters®, Pairs in Pears® and brand-new ZIP-IT® and Fruitominoes®. Jumbo versions of both Bananagrams and Zip-It were launched in summer 2012. All the games feature attractive cloth pouches and need no board, pencil or paper - ideal for children and adults aged seven to 107 who enjoy witty word play, at home or on the go.

About the games
BANANAGRAMS® (RRP £14.99) – a fast and fun anagram game that drives players bananas! Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Bananagrams comes in a small portable banana-shaped pouch and is perfect fun for kids from 7 – 107 years-old, at home or on the go. Created by a word game-obsessed family of three generations, Bananagrams is a labour of love that that has quickly become an international phenomenon and has scooped an array of awards, including a Gold Medal for best educational toy in Toy Shop UK’s 2012 Independent Toy Awards (voted for by independent toy stores throughout the UK).

FRUITOMINOES® (RRP £14.99) – for players aged 5+, Fruitominoes features 28 beautifully crafted fruit-emblazoned dominoes in a compact pouch. It’s a fresh, fruity and colourful twist to the classic game of dominoes.

ZIP-IT® (RRP £14.99)– the perfect gift for the jet-setter in your life, Zip-It is a two-player crossword race that can be played anytime, anywhere in as little as 20 seconds. For players aged seven and up, Zip-It features 24 high-quality letter cubes packaged in a unique cloth pouch with scoring zippers. The ability to play compactly on an airplane or train tray make Zip-It the ultimate travel game.

APPLETTERS (RRP: £15.99) is a word construction game for age 5+ with multiple levels of play where players work together to create “word worms”. The game comes in a portable apple-shaped cloth pouch containing 110 letter tiles. Appletters is the core of fun and learning that develops spelling skills, enhances strategic thinking, encourages cooperation, promotes turn-taking and improves concentration.

PAIRSinPEARS (RRP: £15.99) is a word construction game for age 3+ where players work to match patterns and pair words. The game comes in a pear-shaped cloth pouch, containing four full alphabet sets in four different suits. From activities and game play instructions for Pre-, Beginning and Advanced Readers, PAIRSinPEARS teaches the alphabet; enhances spelling skills; fosters problem solving; builds early reading skills; and improves critical thinking.

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