can you play Bananagrams, Appletters and Pairs in Pears with the same pieces? I think all 3 of these games look like fun, but wouldn't want to buy all 3. Could you just buy Bananagrams (since...
» Read More
can you play Bananagrams, Appletters and Pairs in Pears with the same pieces? I think all 3 of these games look like fun, but wouldn't want to buy all 3. Could you just buy Bananagrams (since it has the most letter tiles of the 3) and effectively play the other 2 games or would it not work very well if there are certain numbers of each letter in each different kind of game?
« Show Less
I was wondering the same thing -- don't own any yet and have been looking for the answer. Pairs has 4 kinds of patterns (like a the 4 suits of a deck of cards), so if you are playing with patterns, Bananagrams would lack that. The main problem I see with Appletters is that the tiles are thicker and stand up so others can't see your tiles, so Bananagrams wouldn't do that.
But this is just a "best guess" and I would really like to hear a response from this from people who have actually played/own the games. :)
You can play Bananagrams and Appletters interchangeably with the same tiles, but Bananagrams comes with more vowels. The Bananagrams letters do stand up by the way.
Pairs in Pears uses 4 different "suits" of letters (solid, striped, dotted, and outlined), so you wouldn't be able to adapt the other two games to play it, it also comes with the least amount of tiles, and the letter distribution is one of each letter in each suit so it doesn't have more of more commonly used letters like the other two. Hope that helps!