Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Spring 2010 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Bananagrams
Price: $16.95
Pairs in Pears is a word-making game (for 2 to 4 players) consisting of 104 tiles of four differently-patterned alphabets (solid, outline, lines and dots) packaged in a pear-shaped and colored bag.

In this quick, fun word game players work swiftly to create overlapping pairs of words while paying attention to which alphabet pattern the letters belong. Individual players form pairs of words sharing a single letter, competing to be the first to finish the required number of pairs of words made of matching letters, or to create the set of highest-scoring pairs of words. Observing and distinguishing the patterns is what adds to the fun and challenge.

Emily Crawford   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Emily holds a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University and a Master's in computer engineering from Georgia Tech. She is a homeschooling parent and lives with her husband, three children, five cats, and thousands of LEGOs in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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