Product Type: other board games
Newest Review: ... with my daughter, although she is more interested in making things with the bricks than playing the game. Jenga comes from the Swahili w... more
Member Name: cath_del
Advantages: Family game, young kids can play
Disadvantages: Rebuilding can be long
Jenga is a great game that you can play with friends or family, or even alone if you want to see how tall you can make the tower yourself without it toppling over! Generally, this game is said to be for children over the age of five, as although quite simple, it also requires some skill to make sure the tower doesn't fall over. The game combines skill, paitence and strategy, and makes for a great game that will have you competing against all your friends and family.
My family have been playing this game since I was as young as my sister, however somehow when we moved house we seemed to lose our original Jenga game. Therefore, for a Christmas gift, we were given Jenga to replace the previous one. It cost around £10, as most Jenga games do, however I have seen some in Argos for much cheaper than this at around £5.
You first begin the game by making your tower, by putting 3 blocks together vertically, and then on top of them putting another 3 vertically. You continue doing this until you run out of blocks, and then you are ready tok play! The main premise of the game is to take out the blocks of the tower,player by player, and place them on top, as you go along building a higher and higher tower. Using strategy you must also find the tower blocks that will make your opponents make the tower topple, winning you the overall game.
Within the actual game itself, it contains fifty four wooden blocks with the game name Jenga stamped accross them, with each individual one about 2 inches long. The tower itself when built is around 11 inches. Within the actual box itself, there is also a paper mould, which you can base your towerbuilding off of when it topples.
My whole family love this game, and have played it a lot since we first bought it. The game is quite tense throughout to, as you are always constantly worrying about who will topple the tower over first. The only annoying and thing that takes the most time though, is rebuilding it after it has fallen over!
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun game that combines skill and tension, making for overall moments of fun and enjoyment for everyone. Almost anyone can play it, so it always makes a great gift for anyone who does not already own this great game.
Summary: A great game everyone should own as it keeps any age entertained
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