After buying loads of toys for our son and spending alot of money on them as well we found this very cheap value for money alternative and we love it and so does everyone who plays it. I think it is great fun for all ages and you have to try and stack as many blocks up as possible without the whole stack falling down. Easy at first but becomes increasingly harder the longer you go without it falling down. In my opinion because of the cheap cost there are not many disadvantages to this product and would make a great Christmas gift. It is fun to play and can provide hours of fun as there's always new ways of trying to stack the blocks so they don't fall down. We have found it very interesting to play amongst others as well in a party and every one can get involved too which is great
Its just stacks and stacks of fun fun FUN! Its a cheap game to buy, and it won't get you bankrupt - unlike Monopoly ! - Object of the Game: To be the last player to stack a block without knocking the tower over. The instructions: 1. Using the loading tray, build up the tower by placing rows of 3 wooden blocks at right angles to each other. 2. Carefully stand the loading tray upright, then remove it altogether so the tower stands up by itself. 3. Start play with the player who built the tower. On your turn, remove one block from anywhere below the highest complete storey and stack it on top of the tower, at right angles to the blocks immediately below it. You may use only one hand at a time! Thats the tricky bit! 4. Continue play clockwise, moving one block at a time. Always complete a full 3-block storey before starting another. You may just think that its just some wooden bricks cut out and put in a box. Yes you would be right and yes you may be able to make them your self! BUT i can tell you it has kept me and the younger brother happy for hours. Isn't it funny how parents spend loads of money on their children, all the big expensive toys when really only the little things are just as good - if not better?! - The game is for 1 or more players and from ages 7 and up. Brought to you by MB games.
Jenga is a game that can be played with as little as two people or as much ten if you can find that many people who want to play at the same time. The idea of the game is to extract one of the many blocks of wood, that are arrange in an upright rectangle, and then place it on the top of the stack of blocks. The person who manages to knock the wooden tower over loses the game. The game is fairly simple and is suitable for all ages, it is a classic that can be played many times, and so it is perfect for a family. It can be bought for around fifteen pounds so it is not too pricey, especially if you take into consideration that it is fairly indestructible.
I don’t know where I pulled out the terrible pun for the title but I apologise unreservedly for it. Now on with the review.... Jenga, Jenga, Jenga!!! Through an alcohol induced haze the Jenga (throw n go edition, will Americans ever learn to spell??) arrived at the freshly cleared Christmas table. I’d never played before so I had the rules explained, pretty simple, take out the bricks using one hand and don’t knock it over, was I up to the job?? I can’t remember how much I’d had to drink by this point but it was getting close to a bottle of red. Now the twist here is there are three colours of blocks and you get to roll a dice to decide which colour you draw, these advanced rules were beginning to addle my squiffy brain but into the fray I went. The stack was stacked, probably the most difficult bit of the game, and we took turns. The dice was rolled and bricks were removed from the base of the tower to be placed on the top of what was soon became a very tall and very unstable tower. Now I must confess the simple things in life do amuse me and this was brilliant, the smug satisfaction gained from simply managing what seems to be the impossible feat of removing a wooden brick was great, or was it the alcohol?? Since everyone else had been doing pretty much the same as me voices were raised in excitement as we taunted each other, this attracted another element into the equation, the kids. The tower was already unstable when my 20-month-old son decided it looked really interesting. Now at the best of times knocking down a tower of blocks is simply irresistible for him, let alone a 30 level wibbly wobbly Jenga tower. Needless to say much to his and everybody else’s amusement we struggled to keep him away from the tower long enough to finish the game, he loved seeing the tower fall just as much as everyone else did. Alcohol probably enhances the Jenga experience but reduces the ability. As
a game for all the family its good, my three and a half year old daughter enjoyed it, especially since she beat her Mum, but then again she wasn’t drinking!!
For a good nights entertainment take this game to the pub. Jenga is a game of skill, which starts with a stack of oblong wooden blocks, each about eight centimetres long by two centimetres square. The blocks are arranged in rows of three with alternate rows facing opposite directions. The objective of the game is to remove a block without the pile falling over. (You cannot take a block from the top row). After you have removed the block you have to place it on top of the stack. After a short time each player develops his or her own tactics and the game can get quite tense. We normally play this game in a pub and the person who topples the stack has to buy a round of drinks. When the stack topples over it is a bit noisy, and the people playing the game normally get a bit noisy as well, so don’t take this game to a quiet pub. It is a very simple idea for a game, but it seems to develop the most elaborate debates over which order the blocks were removed, and who appeared to be helping who! It is good fun, but there is a fair bit of luck involved, although the winners will tell you it is all skill. Keep your drinks away from the game as the falling blocks get very sticky when dropped into a pint of best bitter.
At Xmas time this game is brilliant fun and everyone joins in. As the evening gets later and one or two drinks further down the line the fun really starts. The object is to pull one block out without touching or tumbling any others. Not easy when you have had a few, but of course that’s when everyone thinks they can do it. If there is a crowd of you and everyone starts jeering this puts the person off. Then the rows of, I didn’t touch any of them starts. Good fun.
This basic principle of this game is each player takes turn to draw a brick out of the constructed wall of bricks. Removing each brick from it's position will leave the structure much more fragile and the last player who removes the brick and caused the structure to fall will lose. I previously took part in one of this Jenga competition. We were grouped into a group of four and it comprised of 4 groups. The loser will be eliminated one by one until only one left in the group. Then the final started with 4 person and slowly one after another is eliminated until the winner is found. I found it very intersting and challenging. It really pit your mental strengths and your calmness to win this game. A great game for the family.
I'm probably being terribly controversial here as everyone else seems to love it, but i hate jenga - I can't stand the tension! I really can't see the attraction of putting yourself in a really stressful situation for fun! The huge sets you get in pubs are even worse. I never have liked the 'stress you out' games - buckaroo, frustration, etc etc. They're just as bad, when you have to complete a task in a certain time or the game hurls bits of plastic at you. Not fun - i like nice safe boring games - not ones that make you panic.
I'll explain classic Jenga before I go on to do the "Throw 'n' Go" bit. Jenga is a great game of skill and strategy. You start with a tower of blocks, 3 cuboid bricks on the bottom row, then 3 above that (the other way), then another layer, and so on. Each of the players (usually 2, but it can be more) then takes it in turns to remove a brick from the pile, then place it on the top. Eventually, you get a very shaky tower, and you need both steady hands and a good eye to see which block you can remove without making the tower topple. The player who makes the tower fall during their turn loses. It's as simple as that! It's a lot of fun, especially if you've had a few. My local pub has got a giant jenga set, which if you don't mind looking like a bit of a prat in front of strangers makes a change from giving your money to the bandit or playing pool. Anyway, the whole "Throw 'n' Go" thing. The bricks are coloured, and you throw a die which tells you which block (or even blocks!) you have to pull. It adds a new dimension to the game, usually in the form of allowing you to blame the damn die for making you lose. "I was just unlucky. Rematch?" ! [Incidentally, thanks to my brother for buying me my Jenga set!]
I am not entirely sure what 'Throw 'N' Go Jenga' is, but I do know what jenga is and that is what i will talk about. Jenga is a game comprised of about 50 wooden blocks, these are stacked in rows of 3 and layed criss cross on top of one another. The idea of the game is to remove a block without knocking over the tower. Easier said than done. This is a great wo player game but is just as good with 6 or 7 people playing! This is a very socialble game (unlike risk or monopoly). The only word of caution is that if young kids play this they WILL lose some of the blocks.