It’s Jenga only… Giant

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With friends and family coming together for events, it’s the perfect time to test out some newly released games. When asked to check out the newest version of Jenga, I thought Nerd Reactor’s end of the year party would be a good way to enjoy this. So after a few drinks, dinner and games of Rock Band, we decided to pull out the Giant Jenga.

Giant Jenga is exactly how it sounds. It’s your average Jenga only bigger. Rather than the small wooden blocks you’ve played with in the past, you have an almost 18-lb monster of creation and destruction you can play on the floor with friends, which stacks up to almost 3 feet. You do want to watch out that no one is close by when it falls, especially around small animals, children and most of all, your toes just.

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The rules of Jenga are pretty simple, build a tower of Jenga using three pieces stacked on top of each other. One row crosses over the other row, and using precision and skill, you’ll need to slide out one of the pieces to create a larger tower at the top. The loser is the person who makes the tower fall. Simple and easy to get into, but too simple is just boring so we made sure to add our own little rules and handicaps to see just how far we could get the tower to go before we reached the limit.

For me Jenga has always been a fun game to play, either with friends or family. Unlike the smaller version where you can take it anywhere or rent out at a few different cafes that carry these types of games, this isn’t something you can easily take around. It’s just good at home or maybe at a party once in a while.

Storage for Giant Jenga also requires a bit of space because of the large size, but this is a case where bigger can be better since you won’t have to worry about losing any pieces (around 6 x 2 x 1). Just make sure everyone has adequate space.

Giant Jenga Rating: 3.5/5 Atoms   

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Chris Del Castillo
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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.