Leslie Scott invented the game in 1974 under the name of Takoradi bricks, but in 1980 was renamed Jenga, a word from the Swahili language (African language spoken in Tanzania) which means “build “. Thanks to the success of its creation, in 1991 Scott created the company Oxford games.
The Jenga is a game of physical and mental ability. It is dynamic and fun making it ideal for parties and family gatherings. It is a classic that great and guys like to play. The rules of the Jenga are simple. Being a skill game is one that tests your patience and motor skills, as well as your ability to solve problems.
In the year 1983 Leslie presented the JENGA at the London Toy Fair. In 1984 she sells gaming rights for the United States and Canada to a California businessman named Robert Grebler. He distributed the game under the company Prokonobe and in he was granted the license to Irwing Toys to market in Canada. Later, Milton Bradley acquired the company. Currently the JENGA is marketed by Hasbro. As a curious fact in Ghana the game is known for Sidan.
The game consists of going rearranging a tower of 54 pieces of wood, constructed of three per floor interleaved, arming new three-piece floors at the top with the pieces that are removed from below. Lose the one who drops the tower.
Emotional Jenga Game Objective:
The game consists of rectangular wooden blocks that are organized to
Form a tower. The goal is to move the wooden blocks to make
Grow the tower without it collapsing.
Jenga rules List
- The tournament will be held only in team mode.
- Each equipment must consist of minimum 2 and maximum 4 persons.
- In your turn the participant should remove a block from any part of the tower.
- This should be done using only one hand.
- It is permissible to touch the blocks to determine the one that is looser or easier to remove.
- No block of the first two full beds can be removed from the top of the tower.
- Place the block you removed at the top of the tower.
- Wait ten seconds. If the tower falls loses the team that moved for the last time, if the tower is held it is the turn to the opposing team.
- End of game
- The tournament ends when there is only one team with the best performance.
Strategies for building a more stable tower
- Identify the block that is looser: this is indicative that this block is not contributing much to the stability of the tower and you can remove it without further consequences.
- Take your time to make your move: speed is not necessary and, on the contrary, can play against you. The skill with which you pull each block is the key to success.
- Analyzes the structure: removing the blocks from the bottom tends to cause greater instability because the weight of the structure falls on them. Try to remove blocks from the top half of the tower first.
- Look at which side the tower sways when removing a block. Place the block on the opposite side so that you can balance the weight.
- Keep the orientation pattern of the blocks instead of trying to build a high tower quickly. The higher the tower the more unstable it is.