PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 mini-dictionary featuring "weird words that win word games" (i.e., "Q" words that do not have a "U").
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