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A banana-shaped bag of square letter tiles. Everyone grabs some letters and flips them face up in front of them. All players then simultaneously try to form a criss-cross (Scrabble-like position) with all their letters. Once someone does, they yell "peel" and everyone takes another tile. After "peel" has been yelled enough times, the pool of letters diminishes to nothing, at which point the person to use all their tiles calls out "bananas" and wins.
If you think this game sounds an awfully lot like previous winner "Double Quick", or the game submitted two years ago named "Pick Two," you pretty much agree with everyone I played the game with. However, one person said he talked with the designer of this game, who adamantly insisted that this game was different. I suppose those other games did not come in a banana-shaped bag, and also had players taking two tiles per turn instead of one, and actually had some sort of scoring system. But hey, if you don't own any of those games, and you enjoy ending a game by saying "bananas" (and who doesn't?) you can hardly go wrong with buying this game instead of the others.
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