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4 Bananas

4 Bananas
Brain Child
Tillywig Award Winner 2018

Games by BRIGHT of Sweden

4 Bananas is a remarkably fun, fast-moving game that allows children to exercise and absorb new math and problem-solving skills. After being dealt 5 cards apiece, players take turns using colorfully illustrated domino cards to build a line out from the START piece. To add a card, it must match the value shown on the last card in line. In that regard, 3 bananas is equivalent to 3 crocodiles, 3 palm trees, or the number 3. Each card has a different value at either end, so a 4 laid down that has a 3 on its other half requires the next player to place a 3 or its equivalent. The goal is to be the first player to rid your hand of cards, and if you can't play a card on your turn, you must pick one up from the pile. The deck also contains special cards: SIGMA cards are wild. STAR cards can only be played on other STAR cards. STOP cards can be used to suddenly end a line, and the only card the next player can use to start a new line is a 4 bananas card. As a result, there is frequent strategy in choosing which card to play when multiple options are available to you. 4 Bananas is an immensely enjoyable family game for 2 to 6 players that gets kids using their brains in new and different ways!