You need nimble fingers and a steady hand to play this game, not to mention a gentle touch and the assessment skills to pick the right block. Students will use nonverbal reasoning, deductive reasoning, and practice critical decision making to avoid toppling the Jenga tower as they pull blocks and stack them on top. It’s a high-intensity game that will have them on the edge of their seats!
How to Play
To construct the Jenga tower, stack blocks on top of each other in widths of 3, alternating with each new row until there are none left. Students flip a coin to see who goes first.
Each player starts their turn by trying to remove a single block from anywhere on the Jenga tower below the top 3 rows. Students can push, pull, or wiggle blocks out—whatever it takes to get them loose! When the block comes free, the player will need to stack it atop the tower so that it alternates with the row below it. If the removal and replacement is successful, their turn is over! If the tower falls during block removal or replacement at any time during that person’s turn, they lose and are out! The tower is then re-stacked with the remaining players taking turns.
Includes 54 Jenga hardwood blocks and stacking sleeve with instructions. For 2 or more players, ages 6 and up.