Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Jenga Classic Game Reviewed

Family Fun For All Ages


Playing Jenga Image Courtesy of Pixabay.com
It is that time of year again, we are all looking for gift ideas. Today I would like to review the classic game of Jenga for you to consider as a gift for a child or the entire family.

We love to play games in our house. Board games are fun but when the entire family gets together some of those are too difficult for the little ones to play. Not all of the adults like playing the simpler games like Chutes and Ladders or Candy Land so the the youngest can play along. 

That is why I love the Jenga game. Even the littlest family member can play. We have one who still delights in losing by pulling out a block and causing the tower to fall. She used to clap and say, "Do it again, do it again" or "I did it! I made it fall!" She has reached an age now where she understands that the object is to remove a block without making the tower crash and has become more skilled at playing. She is a little like her Grandma in not being too awfully competitive; losing doesn't bother her like a few of the adults who get perturbed when they lose. I think that is one of the reasons that I have always loved to play games with the children. It is fun to show them what it feels like to win but it is just as important (in my humble opinion) to show them how to lose gracefully. Depending on who is playing at the time, sometimes the kids see an example of what it looks like to be a "sore loser" and that is important for them to see, too. 



It is a fun and inexpensive game that is easy to play although it does provide some chances for skill and strategy as the tower grows and it becomes less and less stable. Because the blocks are made of wood; it isn't going to break and it is extremely easy to store away when the game is over. We've even played with the blocks like building blocks from time to time instead of playing the actual game.

If you are looking for a gift idea for a child, I recommend that you consider the game of Jenga. Both children and adults can enjoy playing it and it never goes out of style.


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5 comments:

  1. Jenga has been a family favorite here too. I think everyone gets a kick out of trying to make that tower stand when the most unlikely piece has been removed. It is really a great classic that every family should have.

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  2. I've never played Jenga, but it looks like a fun game for any age, especially at family gatherings.

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  3. I have heard about Jenga for years, but have actually never played the game before. It really does sound perfect for a family gathering and certainly to give as a gift to those of us who love playing games. I can just image your little family member enjoying the crash and fall of the pieces. How cute!

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  4. My kids, especially my son, would have loved that game. Unfortunately my brother hates playing any kind of game, but now that my nephew has started hosting some holidays, I see that games may be making their way into our family gatherings again. No kids so far, but this game may not alienate the men like some of the other games do.

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  5. we love this game - we've had it for years and when the kids were little we'd play it all the time - it's frustrating though! well frustrating in a good way :)

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