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Friday, July 3, 2009

Bananagrams online tournaments announced

According to the Bananagrams Twitter feed, there will be a tournament for the online version of Bananagrams (i.e., through Facebook and possibly other sites) on Monday, July 6th, 2009.

The event is described here (Facebook login required, but here is the relevant text) :
This is it, folks...the moment you've been waiting for.

You all have been practicing, so now it's time to show your stuff! The Bananagrams "Happy Monday" contest is a way for YOU, the players, to earn prizes and gain fame!

Here are the rules: Beat as many players as you can in Live Multiplayer games on Monday, July 6th, from 12:00am-5:00pm. That's it. Simple, right?

* GRAND PRIZE: 5,000 free Benjees and a set of elite TROPHY TILES (not available in the store).

* 2nd place: 2,500 free Benjees and 10 Charms.

* 3rd place: 1,000 free Benjees and 5 charms

* All top 25 players receive 250 Benjees and 3 charms.

The excitement begins on Monday, so start practicing and get ready to win! GOOD LUCK!
It's a virtual game, so all the prizes are virtual, too. I'm guessing that the "Benjee" is the online Bananagrams unit of currency for buying things in the virtual Bananagrams store. I do like the look of those trophy tiles!

UPDATE: This has turned into a regular, weekly event.

LATER UPDATE: These online tournaments have ceased, but I'm leaving this up for historical purposes.