I walked over to Barnes and Noble during lunch today. I was on a mission to find the book “Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife.” Lucky for you, I got distracted. I never even made it to the third floor fiction section. Because on the second floor, I ran into one of my life loves- Scrabble. So instead of writing a fabulous post delving into the realm of heated Elizabethan passion, let’s talk word games.
I thought I was a pretty passionate Scrabble fan. I own my own premier wood swivel board. I of course, am in possession of the Official Scrabble Dictionary. And my iPhone was mostly a purchase based on my jealousy of everyone around me playing Words With Friends.
But I’ve realized that I’ve fallen behind the curve when it comes to growing Scrabble line-up. Not to mention, I’ve completely ignored word games outside of the Scrabble family.
In my opinion, regular Scrabble is pretty super as it is, so I see no need for Super Scrabble. Scrabble slam sounded fun, until I realized they replaced tiles with cards. Slamming a card sounds nowhere near as fun as treating tiny wood tiles as projectiles.
The real potential of this group to me is Bananagrams. Mainly because it offers word tiles in a banana shaped pouch. I almost purchased this game on the spot due to this fact alone. I still have no idea how to play. Or why the tiles are contained in a banana. But as of now, I am Bananagrams fan.
For those of you who have lots of friends and often hang out in parties of up to 16, don’t worry there is Double Bananagrams.
And for those of you who are banana adverse.