A consequence of our current economic turmoil is that many of us are staying home more, and we thought that a fun game for everyone over the age of 7 might be a perfect evening activity for the family. Bananagrams is a ton of fun!!

You create words, then crosswords, and everyone plays at once competing with up to 7 other players for time in using up all your tiles first. There are more complicated rules, but that’s a quick synopsis. It is much more fun, even addicting, than we would have guessed. It comes in an adorable small yellow banana-shaped pouch, a perfect gift to bring when visiting friends, or a perfect travel game to take on a trip.

Priced at $7.95.