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Subject: Banana Draft rss

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Duncan Anderson
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Following the suggestion by another variant poster, this version involves rochester drafting the tiles.

Banana draft

Start with all the bananagram tiles face down. Each player flips over two tiles. The player going first (the top banana) selects one tile, then the player to their left selects a tile, and so on around the group until each player has one tile. Then the last player to pick gets a second tile and then the player to their right selects a tile until there are no more face up tiles remaining. The players keep the tiles they selected and those tiles are face up in front of them. Now, everyone flips over two more tiles into the middle and the player who went second in the last round (to the left of the old top banana) becomes the new top banana and goes first. Continue until every player has had a chance to be the top banana.

When that happens, each player has 2 minutes to form words with the tiles they've selected. Player get one point for every letter they use in a word, and they lose one point for every word they have. So a player with one 8 letter word would get 7 points, a player with a 5 letter word and a 3 letter word would get 6 etc. Players get double total points if their words form a grammatically correct sentence.

The player with the most points wins.

Fun and different, give it a try with your group.
 
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Duncan Anderson
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2 player version:

start off with 20 random tiles. Flip over four tiles. One player splits them into two piles, the other player selects one of the piles to keep. The player who split gets the other pile. Selected tiles are face down. (You can look at your own pile at any time) Flip over four more tiles, but this time the other player splits. Continue until the pile is exhausted. Players have 2 min to construct words and the scoring is the same.
 
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