Number of Players
- More than one, but there is no maximum. 4 to 5 seems to be best to have a good rate of play
- A Jenga set of wooden blocks. The official set comes with 54, but you can always add as many as you want
- Set up the blocks in rows of three
- Alternate their direction for each row (i.e. the first stack can be all laid vertically and the second horizontally)
- Make sure that the rows are aligned evenly. There shouldn’t be any pieces sticking out before the game starts
- Once all wood pieces have been set up, the game is ready to begin!
- Determine who goes first with a random game of chance such as rolling a die, flipping a coin, etc.
The person who knocks over the Jenga tower, loses!
Going clockwise, each player will take a turn removing a wooden piece from the Jenga tower. Here are the rules:
- It cannot be from one of the top three rows
- You can only use one hand to jar the piece loose
- Once you pull a piece, you must place it back on top of the tower following the original build’s format
You continue to go in a circle until one player knocks over the tower!
- Drunken Jenga: Each jenga piece has a rule on it, similar to “Kings”. For example, you might have to take three drinks or do a dare
- Giant Jenga: Same as regular jenga, but the wooden pieces are very large. You usually see these sets at breweries or other outdoors spaces