by Edited by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 14, 2012

BananagramsJumpstart stalled brainstorming sessions with Bananagrams, a fun spin-off of Scrabble that can be played with teams of up to eight people each. Teams compete by trying to be the first to create their own crossword. The first team with no remaining tiles that shouts "Bananas!" first, wins. Cost: about $15.