FUN Giveaway | Hebrew Bananagrams (3 Winners)

I’m celebrating Tu B’Shevat a little early with a FUN giveaway! (My logic? Bananas grow on trees, right? Sort of.)

Would you believe that until this Shabbat I had never played Bananagrams? I am quickly realizing that this game is ADDICTING. And it’s perfect for playing on Shabbat, because there are no batteries or pencils needed.

Named Toy Fair’s 2009 Game of the Year, Bananagrams is similar Scrabble, but I actually thought it was more fun. I played against my 8 year-old and he was a fierce competitor against his word geek mom!

Hebrew Banangrams was developed 10 years ago, but was previously only available in the Israeli market. Now, they are selling this fun Hebrew version of Bananagrams in North America as well.

Whether you are fluent in Hebrew or just learning, I think Hebrew Bananagrams is a wonderful way to flex your vocabulary muscles. And since Hebrew has so many two and three-letter words, it’s relatively easy – even for a novice.

“This game is ideal for native Hebrew speakers as well as those just starting out with the language, like many olim. Learning Hebrew is such a great way to connect to your Jewishness. There is so much depth in the Hebrew language that is lost in translation,” said Sharon August-Dalfen, the creator of the Hebrew version.

As I was playing, I was also thinking how perfect this game would be to reinforce vocabulary lessons in a classroom setting. (In fact, I’m planning to donate our review copy to my sons’ school – if I can part with it.)

Hebrew Bananagrams retails online for 99 NIS (approximately $26.50 at current exchange rates), which includes free shipping in Israel or to North America. Shipping takes between 5-10 days for delivery from Israel.

But today, KOAB readers have a chance to be one of the lucky three who win their own copy of the fun-filled word game stuffed in a yellow banana pouch!

If you would like to enter to win, you  must leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite game to play on Shabbat afternoon. One entry per person.

If you would like to improve your chances of winning, you may do any one or all of the following. Remember to leave separate comments, as each comment counts as an entry.

  • Follow KOAB on Twitter and tweet the following “I just entered to win Bananagrams in Hebrew from @KosheronaBudget, courtesy of @bananagramsHEB. Come join the fun!” – then leave me a separate comment letting me know you have done so.

This giveaway will be open until Sunday, February 12th at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winners will be notified on Monday, February 13, 2012. You may enter this giveaway if you live in the United States, Canada or Israel (yay!!!).

Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a free copy of Hebrew Banagrams to facilitate my review. I was not otherwise compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.


  1. I love to play Scrabble

  2. I “liked” Bananagrams in Hebrew” on Facebook

  3. I “liked” KOAB on Facebook

  4. I already like Kosher on a Budget on Facebook.

  5. My favorite game to play is “Take the kids to the park and read a book or talk to the other parents”. When the weather is not good for that, I like playing Set.

  6. We love playing Spot It! Great for adults and kids

  7. I like KOAB on Facebook

  8. We like card games or board games for the little ones–sorry, candyland, etc.

  9. varies, but currently bannanagrams!

  10. And I like bananagrams on fb

  11. A fun game for us is a card game called “Moose in the House”.

  12. Does napping count as a game? That’s my favorite game to play on Shabbat. The kids’ current favorite is a Harry Potter trivia game.

  13. I like KOaB on FB.

  14. We love to play Othello, Shabbos matching game or card games like spit!!!

  15. I like KOAB on FB!

  16. I like Banagrams in Hebrew on FB.

  17. I tweeted about this giveaway!

  18. I like KOAB on FB

  19. I liked Hebrew Banagrams on FB

  20. I am a twitter follower

  21. we like Blokus trigon and bananagrams and jigsaw puzzles

  22. i liked hebrew bananagrams on fb

  23. Farkle!

  24. We enjoy playing Blanko. It’s like a hebrew scrabble… but not scrabble.

  25. We love Bananagrams but also Quirkus and Ticket to Ride.

  26. We love backgammon and Sleeping Queens!

  27. In addition to Bananagrams, a new fave is Winomino.

  28. I liked Bananagrams in Hebrew on Facebook

  29. I liked KOAB on Facebook

  30. Password

  31. Followed and tweeted

  32. Wow! This would be so awesome to win! thank you!!

  33. Hi, I’d like to enter! Looks like a great product. I’ve never played it but I enjoy Scrabble and many other games on Shabbat.

  34. Liked Bananagrams in Hebrew on Facebook!!!! This is a really cool game!

  35. We like to play scattagories….and soon, hope to play HEBREW Bananagrams!!!!

  36. I like the dots and boxes game – Squares.

  37. I followed on twitter and tweeted.

  38. esti reichman says

    liked kosher on a budget!

  39. esti reichman says

    liked hebrew bananagrams on facebook!

  40. rummikub

  41. Trivial Pursuit or Scrabble:)

  42. liked hebrew banagrams on facebook

  43. Liked KOAB on FB and followed KOAB on Twitter a while back. I just liked Hebrew banana grams on FB

  44. Uno

  45. etti mermelstein says

    I just liked Banagrams in Hebrew on FB, but I’ve like them for a long time in the real world, to! ! 😉

  46. We like to play card games.

  47. Right now our favorite is monopoly junior!

  48. I already like Kosher on a Budget on Facebook

  49. Liked Kosher on a Budget and would love Hebrew Bananagrams!!
    Happy Birthday…to me, today!!