Surprise post has to be one of my favourite things. By surprise post I really obviously don’t mean the bills that sometimes catch me by surprise, but the surprise parcels that come through the post that you either don’t remember ordering or some one is lovely enough to send you. The Bananagrams Wild Tiles game came as a surprise piece of post.
The people at Bananagrams sent me the Wild Tiles game a couple of weeks ago, and it was very good timing with the boys being due back to school last week. I’m missing having them home already, so roll on the October half term when I get to spend more time with them, and we also go on our fourth mini staycation holiday of the year.
After weeks of being in Summer mode, it was good to get the boys playing a game that involved spelling and using their brains! Along with the game, the lovely people at Bananagrams also sent us a little bundle of goodies for the boys, Harley especially loved the monkey mask.
There are several ways that you can play the Bananagrams Wild Tile game, and you can even make up your own games. We tried several of the games that were listed and explained on the instructions.
The boys’ favourite way to play it though was simply to all work as a team and take it in turns to put a word on the table – you link them up like a crossword – and to see if we could manage to use all of the letters up. Even with the wild tiles – which you can use as a replacement for any letter and are cute monkey tiles – we haven’t managed to use all the letters up so far, but we’ll keep trying!
They really enjoyed playing it, and even better were having so much fun and getting so competitive, that they didn’t even realise it was educational! As I’ve mentioned before in previous posts such as Making Learning Fun, the best way to teach my children is if they don’t realise they are learning and get to have fun at the same time.
Bananagrams Wild Tile is perfect for this, and even better the cute banana shaped bag that holds the game is small enough to pop into a drawer and tidy away easily. It’s also small enough to fit into my handbag or a rucksack for taking away on holiday with us easily, or to a relatives house to keep the boys amused whilst we are there.
Bananagrams Wild Tiles gets a big thumbs up from us! You can pop to the Bananagrams website to check out some of the other games that they make, and to find out where to buy the game – although I did already spy it in Argos.
*we were sent the Bananagrams Wild Tile for free for an honest review and as always that is what I have done*