by Jonathan Vatner | October 19, 2010

Bananagram tilesBananagrams, a fast-paced new game reminiscent of Scrabble, works well as an icebreaker for groups of up to eight (multiple sets can be used for larger groups). Each player must form a network of connecting words from the letter tiles they get (number of tiles is based on number of players); the first person to run out of letters wins. To make things more fun, require that all words relate in some way to your company or industry. Afterward, give the games away to the winners. Bananagrams retails for $14.95 per set. (401) 781-9649;