How-To Make a Giant JENGA Game

By Robert Robillard on How To

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If I jumped up right now and yelled “JENGA!” – or would you immediately recognize the catchy phrase for the game JENGA or call 911 on me?

I recently saw an outdoor version of JENGA with oversized blocks and it was the hit of the party. I even learned that there are many unofficial versions of the game such as, a JENGA drinking game version, a strip JENGA version and a Truth or Dare version, as well as many other unofficial versions. Use your imagination!

As I watched the now, almost 5-foot wooden tower topple over and the crowd cheer, I decided to write a “How-to make your own outdoor Giant JENGA game.” This is a fairly easy DIY project and can be completed in just a few hours or less with some basic power tools.

Note – falling debris hazard for small children and lap dogs!

So what is JENGA?

JENGA is a game of physical and mental skill in which players take turns removing one block at a time from a tower constructed of 54 wooden blocks.

The game starts by stacking the wood blocks to create a tower. The 54 blocks create eighteen levels of three blocks placed adjacent to each other along their long side and perpendicular to the previous level.

The goal is to build the tower as high as possible using only one hand, without making the tower tumble!

The person who built the tower gets the first move. Each player removes one block from any level, except the level below the incomplete top level of the tower. Once the block is removed it is then placed on the top level of the tower.

The game ends when the tower falls or if any piece falls from the tower other than the piece being knocked out to move to the top. The winner is the last person to successfully remove and place a block.

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob If you have a building or remodeling question you can have rob respond to your answer via video. Click here for more information. Invite code: x22r2

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