Jenga is a classic game of skill, determination and loud crashing noises.
When it gets super-sized, though, it gets even better. My obsession with “larger than life Jenga” began after viewing a recent episode of “The Big Bang Theory”. In the attached clip, the gang plays a game of Jenga made of 4×4 wooden boards.
I began a quest to find a game to play myself. While the game I found to play isn’t quite as impressive as the version made by the production designers over at CBS; Bold Brewery in Jacksonville, FL has a great table top version made with 2x4s! Giant Jenga is just like regular Jenga: place sets of three blocks in an alternating criss-cross pattern to create a tower. Alternating players, pull one board at a time out of the tower and carefully place it on top. The person who pulls out the piece immediately preceding the tower’s fall is the loser.
The below video is a quick edit of the beginning and end of a game. Special thanks to Glen Wieger for playing the game with me…and, shamefully for me, winning.
While I haven’t personally tried it, making giant Jenga doesn’t seem too difficult! The folks over at What I’m Loving Today have a pretty detailed post about how to make it: http://www.imlovingtoday.com/2012/06/make-your-own-giant-jenga-board.html
I highly suggest you find a local place that has a giant Jenga to play or try your hand at making your own!