Formative assessment is a vital everyday classroom practice which helps inform teachers of students’ understanding and mastery of skills. Traditional formative assessment often lacks room for creativity and social interaction. Moreover, students realize they’re being examined and respond differently than they would in a more relaxed environment. This workshop focuses specifically on using games as a nontraditional method for student assessment. The benefits of using games as assessment tools will be briefly discussed, but the majority of time will be spent practicing the game “Bananagrams” in small groups, modifying it, then analyzing the efficacy of the modification. A free template for “Bananagrams” will be distributed to workshop attendees for personal use.