You might be tempted to think that Pairs in Pears is actually just a rip off of the incredibly popular Bananagrams game, it is a simple word game using small tiles just the same as that game, and the pieces come in a cute fruit shaped bag, but in fact this game is made by the same company!
Pears in Pairs is actually a lot simpler than Bananagrams, so it will probably appeal to younger kids more, or to anyone who enjoys a quicker pace of game. The idea is there are four sets of tiles in the pear-shaped bag, each set includes a full alphabet, and has a different shading pattern on the letters. Then you need to create a pair of words together, one going left to right, and the other up to down, and they must share a letter. The first one to make three of these pairs wins! Oh and the words have to have letters which are all the same pattern just to spice things up, you can’t mix ones with line shading with ones with solid shading for instance. There is a variant where you can though and you just score less for doing that, which might be a good way to get your kids interested in it.
It is a great way to get young children to start thinking about words and letters and as the words tend to be small then they won’t get too frustrated with it, plus as the game is fast then it is perfect for young kids who have little to no attention span!
The reviews for this Pairs in Pears game are good, some people prefer Bananagrams instead, which is personal preference (or if you are playing with older children) but the majority of people think it is good fun and educational too.
Here are some of the things people are saying about Pairs in Pears on Amazon:
"Played this game over the weekend while visiting my parents. I loved it! We’ve played banagrams and appleletters too, but this is by far my favorite. Great for young children because you could use only 3 letter words the entire time, and great for adults because you can challenge yourself by forming longer words and matching the patterns."
"Pairs in Pears is a fantastic game to play with children, or anyone working on their ability to spell and put together words. Not only does it help with spelling, but it’s also a blast to play."
"This game is soooo much fun. We play so many different ways. We play it with the young kids and the adults and everyone have fun!"
This concludes our Pairs in Pears game review, hopefully you have found it useful, but if you are still struggling to decide what to choose then head on over to Amazon.com and browse through their full range of games and toys.