Jenga Game

How To Play Jenga

Jenga Game Rules (PDF Instructions)


Players
2 - 8
Ages
6+
Play Time
20 MIN
Cost
$19
HOW TO PLAY
So you think you have a steady hand? Try playing Jenga! Jenga is a game of eye-hand coordination and balance. The tower is built and then carefully deconstructed without the tower toppling over. As the tower grows higher it become more and more unstable. The winner of Jenga is the last person to remove and then place the block on top of the tower without knocking it over.

Basic rules of how to play Jenga are simple. Players build the tower by stacking the wooden blocks in layers of three, with each layer perpendicular to the previous one. Players take turns pulling out blocks one at a time from anywhere in the tower, except the bottom two layers. After a block is removed, it is placed on top of the tower, making sure to keep the tower stable.

The game ends when the tower falls or when a player is unable to move a block without making the tower fall. The player who causes the tower to fall loses the game. Jenga can be played by 2 or more players. It is a game of skill and strategy that requires players to be careful and steady handed as they pull blocks from the tower. With only 54 wooden blocks (each block measuring 3 times as long as it is wide, and one-fifth as thick as its length), this game is simple and loads of fun for all ages.

In addition to the traditional version of Jenga, there are also a number of different variations of the game, such as Jenga Truth or Dare, Jenga Xtreme, and Jenga Boom, which include different rules and added challenges. There are also varying sizes of game pieces ranging from normal size to enormous yard size makign this game fun for outdoor parties on the lawn. Check out the official game rules below on how to play Jenga.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
The game Jenga should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • Jenga Should Include 54 Hardwood Blocks
  • Loading Tray
  • Official Jenga Game Rules And Instructions
HOW TO WIN
How to Win
The object of Jenga is to remove one block at a time from the Jenga tower and then stack it on top. The last player to stack a block without making the tower fall wins the game.
How to Win
OFFICIAL GAME RULES
Please keep in mind that the official Jenga rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Jenga. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.


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Chan Anthony says:
01-06-2021

Can Jenga end with a draw or a tie?
Clement says:
01-15-2018

It's a good game to break the ice of new group/friends. Even the shy or timid ones couldn't help screaming in excitement.
Ben says:
01-02-2018

What is the highest layer I can take a block from
manal says:
12-17-2017

if a layer is over and we have to start a new layer can we take a block from the topmost layer
Benjamin says:
10-03-2017

Can I touch a piece n see that I can't move it a decide to try another piece to take out
Gary says:
09-26-2017

Am I allowed to try to push a block out,then seeing it WILL NOT go out or back in, without me knocking the tower over, but it is half way out. can I just leave that block alone, sticking half way out and move onto another??
Samuel says:
08-31-2017

If you take out more than one peace on purpose and put them both in top is it against the rule?
Judy says:
07-11-2017

Can you reconstruct blocks? Not at the beginning, but after a while.
Paul M says:
05-13-2017

You can get higher stacks by ignoring the rule that you are not allowed to shift other blocks. Using one hand, you can redistribute the weight by shifting the stack around.
Alan Valdez says:
06-07-2011

I really enjoy to play this game with my friends, but I donīt know if you can tell me things to get a better play. I hope you enjoy this game.
Jenn says:
10-12-2009

I love this game, my 4 year old daughter really loves it! She loves to yell "Jenga!!" when the tower falls! She is getting better at every game at grabbing the pieces. My 2 1/2 year old loves to get the pieces and build things with them! My husband and I love to play it!
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