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Balancing Bananas Game of Skill



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  • Materials: wood, lasercutting, acrylic

BALANCING BANANAS is a fun family game for ages 3 and up. Give the monkey bananas to balance without letting them fall off!

Lasercut Contents:
• One wooden monkey
• Two sets of banana leaves and two connectors
• 15 yellow acrylic bananas
• 15 green acrylic bananas
• Counterweight
• Die roll legend
• One die
• Three rubber bands
• Anti-slip mat
• Wooden box.

Some Assembly Required: Attach the connectors to the monkey’s hands, then attach one leaf set to each hand. Carefully assemble the counterweight and tighten with a rubber band. Collect four to eight coins (loonies, toonies, dollars or quarters) and insert into the counterweight.

Place the anti-slip mat near the edge of your table. Attach two rubber bands to the counterweight (with coins) and attach to the monkey’s tail. Place the monkey’s feet on the mat. The free-swinging monkey will now be nicely balanced.
Balance Adjustments: You can use six to ten coins and any of the three slots for the rubber band to control balance. Note that using fewer coins makes the monkey ”tippier”, while more coins makes it more stable. Adjust as needed.

Game Play:
In turn, each player will …
1. Roll the die
2. Carefully place one or more bananas where indicated, either on the edge of a leaf or on top (rolls 1-4) or even on the monkey itself (rolls 5 or 6).
When the monkey loses its balance and all or most of the bananas fall off, the game is over.
As a fun game of skill, there is no winner or loser, just lots of laughs!
Don’t let the monkey hit the floor – it’s a bit delicate.

For added fun, use other small objects like coins to balance on the leaves.

Green vs Yellow:
With the expanded set, two players compete to maintain the most bananas. No die roll is required. Each player takes 25 bananas and take turns placing bananas of your colour. Fallen bananas are out of the game. When all players’ bananas have been placed, the player with the most hanging bananas is the winner.


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Tue, 7 Jun – Fri, 24 Jun

25 May.

After you place your order, BrainyGames will take 3-5 business days to prepare it for dispatch.

31 May.-02 Jun.

BrainyGames puts your order in the post.

07-24 Jun.

Estimated to arrive at your doorstep 07-24 Jun.!

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176 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Jeannie 12 Feb, 2021

3 out of 5 stars

Thought the puzzle came with the design on it that just needed to be coloured. Only blank pieces received. Had to draw the pattern on it myself after I put it together, then coloured it. Picture should show blank pieces.

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Corinne Porte 13 Jun, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This Seller was great to work with!! I explained the set of cards was for my adult brother who is recovering from a brain injury. I mentioned that he raises sheep on a small farm. The Seller customized a set based on my comments-which he did not have to do! I’ve seen the cards through zoom and they appear to be of great quality. Delivery was as promised.

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natalie anne thomas 31 Aug, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I thought this would be great (fairly easy) for my 93 year old, bedridden mom and tried it upon arrival, after a few hours I had to look up a hint to get started so these are serious puzzles for serious puzzlers(IMHO). I should've ordered the magnetic variety to avoid pieces getting lost in the bedding when they get knocked off the bed tray table. The way the puzzles are made appeals to the senses, they feel good and they sound good- no plastics clicking together kind of thing and look good. I'm ordering the symbols one next.

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natalie anne thomas 31 Aug, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

All around wonderful puzzle. 5 stars on every level. They are so beautifully made, the kind of thing that looks great on the coffee table inviting any and all to play. We all need to play more! Any of these would make a great gift. Arrived on time.

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