How-To Make a Giant JENGA Game
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.