bananagrams2For anyone who has a knack for witty and creative word games, Bananagrams WildTiles is the must-have travel game for the summer. Designed for players ages 7 and up, WildTiles can be played with two to eight players, or it can be played as a single player game.

To play, place all the tiles facedown in the center of the table. Depending on the number of players, each player takes 21, 15, or 11 tiles from the bunch. Once any player calls out “Split!” all the players turn the tiles over and start creating their own word grid. The words can go horizontal or vertical, and read left to right or top to bottom. When a player has used all their tiles, they call out “Peel!” and all other players must draw one tile from the bunch and add it to their grid. If a player has any tiles they do not want to use, they can return that tile to the bunch, but must take three tiles in return and call out “Dump!” while doing so. There are also six wild tiles that can be used as any letter the player wants. The game continues until there are less tiles in the bunch than there are players, and the first player to use all their tiles in a word grid shouts “Bananas!”, and wins that round.

This fast-paced game will test your speed and ability to create words under pressure, and players can get competitive, but shouting out words like “Split!”, “Banana!”, “Dump!”, and “Peel!” keep the game lighthearted and fun. The cute banana-shaped pouch makes the game easy for storage and travel. In addition, this game can also be played as a single-player game, which is great for players who want to improve their time in using all the tiles. There are also two other additional games included in the instructions for players who just want more!

This product and more from Bananagrams will be on display at The Big Toy Book’s Sweet Suite 14 event in New York City on July 17. Part of Blogger Bash, a two-day conference connecting bloggers and brands nationwide, Sweet Suite will feature the hottest toys and games for the upcoming holiday season. Visit thebigtoybook.com for more info, and follow the conversation on Twitter!