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MIT Mystery Hunt Puzzle Index: Keyword Data
Bananagrams is one of many fast-paced word-building games which all use the following general rules:
- Each player draws some set number of tiles from a large supply at the start of the game.
- At a signal, all players flip over their tiles and try to arrange them all into a legal Scrabble board. All letters must be used to form words, all the words must interlock into a single network, and all groups of adjacent tiles must form words reading left to right or top to bottom.
- The first person who succeeds in doing this calls out some signal (like "Draw!") at which point each players draws two (or only one, in some games) more tiles from the supply.
- All players rebuild their layouts to incorporate the new letters. You can rearrange the letters arbitrarily, but you are going to be faster if you can just add the tiles as a new word or extend an existing word.
- The first player done calls out and more tiles are drawn.
- Repeat until there are not enough tiles remaining for everybody to draw new tiles.
MIT Mystery Hunt 2013 My Socrates Note