My husband and I have played it at least a thousand times. Pretty much, if it’s Friday or Saturday night at my house, the Jenga game will be out!! We’ve played it with all of our friends and family and when wonderful son was just a toddler, we played with him to help increase his small motor skills. It was a great way to spend high quality time with him and he got to stay up late playing with the grown-ups, which made it even more special for him.
I especially love it for it’s simplicity. You don’t have to do any math. You don’t have to read and you don’t particularly have to be very sober. Of course, being completely wasted does undermine your game, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun for everyone else!!
There are only 3 rules:
- You can only pull out one piece, using one hand and you must put it back on top.
- You can only pull from below the first full layer at the top.
- If you ask whose turn it is, it’s ALWAYS your turn!!
And if you’re hard-core, you can play only taking the outside pieces out. This is only for the most advanced players, once you’ve realized to get the stack higher you need more pieces. We’ve gotten it up to 34 layers before. (How many can you get? )
So, if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, some way to relate to your family and create a little bonding time with your friends, try playing Jenga. I HIGHLY recommend it!
Remember, simple is good.
Have a phenomenal weekend, my friendly blog reader! I hope you have a great time with your peeps!!
p.s. If you try this game, I would LOVE to hear about it!!!