Objective of Banana Blast
The objective of Banana Blast is to acquire the most bananas by the end of the game.
- Insert bananas into the holes around the edges of the tree.
- Place the tree in the middle of the table.
- Place Banana Joe on the top of the tree. Press down until he locks into place.
- The player that jumps the highest starts the game. The game proceeds clockwise.
Playing Banana Blast
To begin your turn you will roll the die. What you roll on the die determines what you will do on your turn. After you take your action, play passes to the next player clockwise.
During the game you need to keep both of your hands on the table with your palms down. This includes when it is not your turn. The only times you can take your hands off the table is to roll the die, collect bananas, and try to catch the monkey once it jumps into the air.
If you roll the one banana symbol, you get to take one banana from the tree. Choose whichever banana you want and pull it out of the tree. Once you touch a banana though, you must remove it from the tree.
After removing the banana from the tree, place it in front of you. You will score a point for it at the end of the game.
If you roll the two bananas symbol, you will take the same action as the one banana symbol. The only difference is that you will take two bananas instead of one. You will take one banana at a time.
Sharing A Banana
When you roll this symbol you will choose another player. You will offer them one of the bananas that you previously collected. If you do not currently have any bananas, you will lose your next turn.
Stealing A Banana
Choose another player. You will get to steal one banana that your chosen player collected on a previous turn. If you are unable to steal a banana, you will skip your next turn.
End of Banana Blast
Eventually one of the players will pull a banana out of the tree that will make the monkey jump into the air. At this time all of the players race to try and catch it.
If a player is able to catch the monkey, they will receive two bonus points. Should multiple players catch it, the player whose hand is underneath earns the bonus points.
If no one catches it before it hits the ground/table, no one receives the bonus points.
All of the players then count up the bananas they collected during the game. The player that caught the monkey adds two point to their total.
The player that collected the most bananas/points, wins the game.
Year: 2018 | Publisher: Goliath Games
Genres: Action, Children’s, Dexterity
Ages: 4+ | Number of Players: 2-5 | Length of Game: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: High
Components: Jumping Monkey, Tree, 12 Bananas, Die, Instructions
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