Jenga is a fun little party game where you pull out sticks from a tower til it falls over. Want to take it up a notch? Make it full sized!
Instead of using little 2 inch sticks, use foot-long 2×4 blocks and build a 6 foot tall Jenga tower!
You Need –
Seven 8’ 2×4 boards
Cut the boards into 12 inch lengths. That will give you 56 pieces.
Check to make sure each piece is level and smooth.
Sand each one until they are smooth. Also sand the edges so they are slightly round at the end. It makes it easier to grab.
Treat each piece with the miniwax to make them slide easier.
Set the tower up to make sure it sits level – 3 boards per level, alternating which directions they go.
I recommend using another board or two to make some extra pieces, in case they warp or get damaged.
Stack the tower by placing all 54 pieces. Lay down three per level, alternating which directions the pieces lie. Your tower, when completed, should be 3 feet tall.
Once the tower is built, the game begins. You take turns moving one block from any level and placing it on the topmost level. The one exception is you can’t take it from the incomplete top level or the one below it.
The game ends when the tower falls, or if any other pieces not being moved fall to the ground. The winner is the one who successfully moved the last block.
This game would require a bit of prep work, but would be a ton of fun for a lock-in or upfront game. Have you tried it before? How’d it work? Let me know in the comments!