CREATORS OF THE AWARD-WINNING GAME BANANAGRAMS® RELEASE ZIP-IT®: FAST, FUN AND FURIOUS WORD PLAY IN AS LITTLE AS 20 SECONDS!
FRUITOMINOES®: CONNECT FRUIT…INSTEAD OF DOTS!
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (February 14, 2011) – Bananagrams®, Inc., the creators of
BANANAGRAMS®, the award-winning anagram tile game named Toy Fair 2009 “Game
of the Year,” announced the release of ZIP-IT®, a two-player crossword race that can be
played anytime, anywhere in as little as 20 seconds, and Fruitominoes®, the domino
game that connects fruit instead of dots.
For players ages seven and up, ZIP-IT (SRP: $ 14.95) features 24 high-quality letter
cubes packaged in a unique cloth pouch with scoring zippers. The ability to play
compactly on an airplane or train tray make ZIP-IT the ultimate travel game.
For players ages five and up, Fruitominoes (SRP: $12.95) features 28 beautifully
crafted dominoes in a compact pouch. It’s a fresh, fruity and colorful twist to the
classic game of dominoes.
“We are extremely excited to release ZIP-IT and Fruitominoes,” said Rena
Nathanson, CEO, Bananagrams. “Like all our games, ZIP-IT is fast, fun and
furious word play that keeps it simple with the highest quality.
With the zippers for scoring right on the pouch, everything you need to play is in
the bag! And with Fruitominoes, we put our fruity new spin on a classic!”
To play ZIP-IT, each person takes 12 cubes and races to form their own crossword grid
using any side of the cubes. The first player to use all his or her own cubes calls "ZIP!"
and scores a point by moving his or her own zipper up the pouch. The first person to
score 10 points shouts "ZIP-IT!" and wins the game. One hand can be played in as little
as 20 seconds! ZIP-IT comes packaged with Weords, Bananagrams’ all-new minidictionary
featuring “weird words that win word games” (i.e., “Q” words that do not have
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Bananagrams®, Inc., is the family-owned Rhode Island company behind a range of
innovative word 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 digital versions
on Facebook, the iPad™, iPhone™ and iTouch™ and a series of books. Bananagrams,
Inc. also offers the award-winning Appletters®, Pairs in Pears® and brand-new ZIP-IT®
and Fruitominoes®. All the games feature attractive cloth pouches and need no board,
pencil or paper - ideal for children and adults aged seven to 97 who enjoy witty word
play, at home or on the go.
For more information visit: www.bananagrams.com