Make learning fun with Bananagrams and Azul!

As we come to the end of term 1, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed or maybe a little worried. You may wonder if you are doing enough to help with your child’s education and, mommy, let me tell you – you are. You are doing just fine. The school holidays are a time to relax and spend time with your family and I have the perfect idea to help you have fun, spend time together as a family, and help your child stretch their brain! I have two super fun games to share with you and you can take them on the road, if you are travelling.


We have shared this game before but it’s worth a repeat. This game is a super fun word game that can be played at the level your child is at which makes it perfect for a family game and ensures no-one will get bored. Ideal for kids who are starting to read, this game will help them to grow their vocabulary and see how words are put together. This game is also great for teens, who will love playing this game at a fast pace to beat their opponents.


This is another game that is perfect for all different ages. It is set for ages 8 and up and is a great game to help kids understand logic, providing a wonderful basis for maths and computer programming. I have to start by also saying that the minute I opened the game, my first thoughts were: “Wow, this is a beautiful game!” and it really is gorgeous. It comes with 100 colourful tiles (20 of each colour) and you are invited to “embellish the walls of the Royal Palace of Evora”. More than that, though, it is loads of fun and games are quick, so you can finish a game within half an hour, or play it over and over again if you have the time. There is also a variant option, or another way to play the game, to make it a little more challenging for older kids. This game comes with 4 player boards, so 4 people can play at a time or you can work in teams.

TIPS: Read the rule book (available in English and Afrikaans), this will help you understand the game. It will take a few minutes, but is also an important part of learning. If you have any questions about how to play the game, please feel free to pop them in the comments.

You can purchase both of these games from most major toy/game stores and online at places like takealot.com.


Now it’s your turn to play! You can win both these games valued at over R1300 and this is how:

All you need to do is this:

  1. Visit Solarpop on Facebook here: facebook.com/SolarpopGoPlay
  2. Share this post on your Socials 💖 (you can use the share buttons below or copy the URL)
  3. Tell us in the comments below what your favourite educational game is!

That’s it!

This giveaway closed on the 2 April 2024.

Winner: Sam

All general competition rules apply. 

5 responses to “Make learning fun with Bananagrams and Azul!”

  1. I would love to play Azul. Looks like such a fun game and educational at the same time. My daughter is so into robotic and coding at school so this would be so much fun for her!

  2. these are both just up our alley. Would love to try Azul, the maths and logic are perfect for my maths boffin at home!

  3. Absolutely love Bananagrams. My son is crazy about strategic, problem-solving games like Chess and Tri-ominos. Would love to play Azul.

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