Bananagrams is the creation of three generations of the Nathanson family, spanning in age from 7-75 years. Some of us live in the U.S. and some in the U.K., but we are fortunate enough to meet every summer by the sea, at our home on the east coast of America. Abe Nathanson, our father, grandfather, and friend loved his family. He also loved wit, wordplay and silliness but most of all, he loved to see people having fun. Without a doubt, Abe was the driving force behind Bananagrams and his energy and enthusiasm saw the germ of an idea grow to become an international phenomenon. The original Bananagrams game grew from a passionate love of games. As a family, we loved to play almost any word game that we could find, but they all had their flaws and we hankered after something a bit faster and more fluid. We wanted a game that was competitive, but that the family could play together - ALL ages at the same time. It had to be portable so that we could take it with us on our travels, with no superfluous pieces or packaging, and simple enough that we could play while waiting in a restaurant or hanging around in an airport.