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: Coffeetiere
Advantages: Simple design but fun
Jenga is a simple design but a fun game. All that is involved are 54 wooden "bricks", which looks like small versions of rail tracks at around 7cm long and 2 cm wide and 1cm thick.
My Junga come in aluminium long thin tin, so I can build the Junga bricks into the tower inside and the turn the tin upside down and pull the tin off, rather like taking a jelly out of a mould, however it is also possible to build the bricks without the tin although it's more difficult to get a straight tower!
The tower is built in bricks widths of three. So three are layer down and then another three are layer on top at a 90 degree angle and so on. Technically the person who builds the tower is the first to play - move the first brick from the tower.
So, that's the game. Each player takes their turn to remove a brick from the tower and then place it on the top of the tower. I'd the tower crashes, even in a small way the game is over and the winner is the last person who took and then replaced a brick. The rules are simple: you can only use one hand and you can "bump" a brick to see if it is loose, that's it!
This was a really fun game to play when I was a student after. Night out, which ma the game just that little bit more difficult! Now it's more of an after dinner party kind of game, however recently we have started playing it with my daughter, although she is more interested in making things with the bricks than playing the game.
Jenga comes from the Swahili word "to build" and was invented by Leslie Scott. It is marketed by the Parker Brothers.
You can pick a Jenga up for around £10 - £15, which for a game which lasts and is such good fun to play is worth the cost. I think we will be getting this game out over Christmas, can't wait!
Summary: A great game!