Product Type: other board games
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Member Name: benclark88
Advantages: fun for all
Disadvantages: rebuilding the tower
Every Christmas my Mum just can't help herself but to get out a the classic Jenga and get the whole family round a table competing to be the ultimate tower building champion.
Jenga is a simple game which test ones skill to stay calm, collected and remain steady handed.
The game can be played with two or more players. A tower is built up with blocks then the game begins. Each player takes it in turn to remove a piece from the tower and place it on the top to continually weaken the structure and build the tower higher. The tower is made up of 54 wooden blocks, all identically in size and weight. Three are lined up flat against each other then three more placed on top creating a criss cross pattern. This is continued until all blocks are used. Some people play the person who knocks over the tower is the loser and everyone else wins. We like to eliminate the person who knocks over the tower, rebuild and continue playing until one person is left, they are the named the winner.
I have played this with people of all ages ranging from 8 to 80. Nothing is more frustrating than losing to an 8 year old girl. With kids it really gets them focusing and there is the joy of shouting "JENGA" when the tower topples.
The wooden blocks are natural coloured and very strong. I have had my set for over ten years and there is no damage at all. It tends to cost around £8 - £15 which is worth it even if you only play at Christmas.
Apart from the frustration of losing it can be quite annoying and tedious to rebuild every time the tower topples. Despite that it is a great family game.
Summary: A fun game for a steady hand
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