it's just a great game! you all start with the same number of tiles, and have to make you own mini scrabble board as fast as you can using all your letters! as soon as you get all your all your pieces out on your mini scrabble board, you shout "peel!" meaning you AND all the other players (who may still be struggling with the pieces they have already) all have to take another tile from the centre! If its a letter you cant fit on your scrabble board already, you can simply change your WHOLE BOARD! :D its just soo much fun! no waiting for people to take their go, but all the fun of scrabble! :)
We bought this game to take on holiday last year and it's been an enormous success with most of my family now having it. (Just buying another one for my niece!) I find scrabble rather boring - especially if you have someone who is slow to make their word. Bananagrams removes the boredom element, you don't have time to be bored. Quite a hectic game at times, with shouts of Peel, Split etc., but it all adds to the fun. Speeds your brain up and helps with word formation. My 6 year old daughter enjoys it too - although we have to slow things down a bit. Best game to hit the shelves in years. If you haven't got one, buy it now.