Sunday, 1 April 2012

Pairs In Pears Review

The older children love any type of word games, so we were very excited to be sent PAIRSinPEARS by Bananagrams to try out.

This is what they say about it:

`PAIRSinPEARS, true to its name, is a fast-paced pair-making game, packed in a pear. Lettered tiles come in four distinct alphabet sets, and players race against each other to make connected pairs of words in matching patterns. It's a great way for children to develop memory and cognitive skills while learning the alphabet, pattern recognition, word construction, vowels, vocabulary, rhyming and more. Deceptively simple and exceptionally fun, PAIRSinPEARS is perfect for family time and classroom activities.'

It's a Word Construction game for 2-4 players aged 5+
Consisting of four alphabets (104 tiles) in different patterns, black white, spots and stripes.
Depending on the number of players determines the amount of letter tiles each player has, and also how many pairs of words need to be made.

 The three oldest children played a game first, meaning that they had 34 tiles each and they had to make three sets of words.
 Xene was the winner, but only just, both Lochlan and Neva had made two sets of words.

It is a very simple game that can be adapted to fit different ages and skills of children.

The fantastic feature about this game is the small amount of space it takes up, with six children in the house we are always looking for games that do not take up half of the lounge and this certainly fits the bill, it is easy to get out and play and just as easy to pack and store away.

 PAIRSinPEARS is available from Amazon or on their website. To find out more about Bananagrams visit their website at or you can find them on Facebook or Twitter

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