Zip-It, made by the creators of Bananagrams. I had played neither game before and was therefore most ready and happy to give Zip-It a try. The game can be played with one or two people. Each player received twelve block pieces, each of them with differing letters on the six faces. The goal of the game is to create a small crossword using all twelve blocks within a few seconds. The person who succeeds moves their allotted zipper colour up a notch, and the game begins again. The game is played in this style until one of the two players reaches ten. There are variations on the main rules that can be played, but making a crossword is the general way of going on.
I recently gave myself the Haanta Series challenge: the object was to create crosswords with specific Haanta Series themes in mind. These three are all missing one or two letters, but these were done as a quick practice round.
Here are my crowning achievements in the game: crosswords with Haanta Series themes which use all twenty-four letters.
True, Ennan's name should have the A and the N switched, but as they are merely next to each other and require no letter switch, I'm still proud of the manner in which that one took form. As well, I improvised on the puzzle with the Feyword names; I was so happy that I figured out how to fit Lamir's name between the rows that I didn't bother searching for Ms and merely flipped the Ws. Had I been more patient with myself and changed out some letters for others, I could have found the Ms I needed, but I never give myself the same quarter as I would others with regard to games.
If you have not played Zip-It or any of the other Bananagrams games, I highly recommend them. They can be played by anyone, anytime, anywhere, and do very well to keep the mind sharp, whether you be person or crab.