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This (Playable Over Zoom) Two-Player Game Is On Sale, and Will Arrive Before Christmas

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Whether you’re spending the Christmas break with a partner or your bubble, there will come a time when playing a board game seems like a good idea. In which case, may we suggest Bananagrams? It’s now £12 (down from £15) and will arrive before Christmas.

“I hate Scrabble, but I love Bananagrams,” writes Strategist UK editor Ailbhe Malone — who plays a lot of two-player board games. “It took us a couple of rounds to learn how to play, but it’s very easy to pick up. You’re basically playing solo Scrabble while also racing the other player. I own the party edition, which has a couple of extra rules (e.g., if you get the flamingo tile, you need to stand on one leg), but I prefer the classic set when it’s two players.”

An added bonus: On the Bananagrams blog, there is a very straightforward guide to playing the game over a video call (each household will need its own edition of the game).

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This (On Sale) Two-Player Game Will Arrive Before Christmas