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New & Improved Appletters

While people liked Appletters and PAIRSinPEARS, there was definitely room for improvement like clearer instructions, a better breakdown of game play

- Appletters and PAIRSinPEARS: All-New Educational Word Construction Games that Grow Along with Children -

Bananagrams, Inc., the creators of innovative letter-tile games including the worldwide phenomenon Bananagrams, recently offered its fan base of kids, parents, guardians caregivers and educators a glimpse behind the banana to test and help tweak two of its existing educational word games, Appletters and PAIRSinPEARS, based on their experiences. The new and improved games, available from today, feature all-new fan-inspired fun multiple levels of play and activities that grow along with children and are perfect for play at home, in the classroom or on the go.

“As a family owned business, we have the luxury of being able to listen to our customers directly and are nimble enough to be able to put their feedback into play,” said Rena Nathanson, CEO, Bananagrams. “While people liked Appletters and PAIRSinPEARS, there was definitely room for improvement like clearer instructions, a better breakdown of game play and activities based on reading level. We are so excited to re-release the games with direct fan input, especially from kids, and know that the games will provide countless hours of quality educational fun.”

THE CORE OF FUN & LEARNING - Take your turn to build a word worm
Clear the table, unzip the apple and prepare for a great family evening! Appletters is the addictive game for early readers where players work together to build a “word worm” by adding words to the head or tail. Unexpected twists and turns can happen, so stay on your toes! If you forget the rules, you might get called a “Rotten Apple!” The first player to use all of his or her tiles wins. If you’re hungry for more fun, you can take a bite out of the three extra challenge games. Parents and educators agree – Appletters helps to develop spelling skills, enhance strategic thinking, encourage cooperation, promote turn-taking, and improve concentration. Make Appletters the core of your game night fun!

PAIRSinPEARS (RRP: £15.99)
BUILD WORDS, MATCH PATTERNS - Wordplay fun for all ages & stages
PAIRSinPEARS pairs fun with learning! Packed with eight fun and educational activities, plus two competitive word games, PAIRSinPEARS grows with your family, from the pre-reader stage all the way through adulthood. It’s a game you’ll keep coming back to for years to come. With developmental activities like Pattern Grouping and Letter Hunt for parents to play with their pre-readers, and wordplay activities like Rhyming and Fill in the Blank for early readers, your kids will learn while having fun. And it gets even juicier with two fast, fun games that have players racing to build word grids in friendly competition. This is the game that truly has something for everyone!

Fan feedback highlights:
“Thank you for the opportunity to be a test subject. My children were very impressed that your company was interested in the opinion of real kids.”
“My children were begging to play this game (Appletters) everyday. They really enjoyed it, plus my oldest two were able to play without me after learning the process.”
“It's (PAIRS in PEARS) an excellent game where kids can learn, work cooperatively (or independently) and most importantly have fun while doing it. As a teacher, I would strongly recommend this game to parents looking for ways to encourage pre-reading/reading/spelling at home.”

All-new Appletters and PAIRSinPEARS are available now to buy from all good book and toy stores on the High Street or online from


For Further Information:

For further press information, product details, images and review samples of the new and improved games, please contact Lesley Singleton at LS Media Ltd - / 01234 752 663 / 07852 451 093.

About Bananagrams

Bananagrams, Inc., is the family-owned company behind a range of innovative tile 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 spawned a digital version and a series of books. Bananagrams, Inc. also offers the award-winning Appletters, PAIRSinPEARS, ZIP-IT and Fruitominoes. The games feature attractive cloth pouches and need no board, pencil or paper - ideal for children and adults who enjoy witty word play, at home or on the go.

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