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Like with any kind of motorsport racing, the only reason people play Jenga is the anticipation of the inevitable, and often spectacular crashes as the tower they've assembled finally collapses. And short of making the Jenga blocks out of shattering glass, the only way to make those collapses even more spectacular is…
Jenga is amazingly fun and in need of no innovation. However, as this video shows, it is possible to make Jenga even more fun. Just add a chess clock into the mix.
Twenty-seven wooden blocks weighing 600 pounds each? That's no regular game of Jenga—that's a job for a team of five giant, yet agile, Cat excavators and telehandlers to take on. Just some machines having fun.
Based on an incredibly simple concept, Jenga is one of those 'board' games that will never go out of style. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for branded versions that bring something new to the table. (The table that you're trying desperately not to bump.)
Jenga is one of those rare games that turns an incredibly simple concept into an endlessly playable challenge. Like Tetris, checkers, or tic-tac-toe, it doesn't need improving, but that didn't stop Hasbro. Borrowing an idea from the classic Perfection game, Jenga Boom includes a ticking time bomb base that…
Sure, it takes its design inspiration from the popular game of toppling wooden blocks. But using this Pixel Table from Studio Intussen isn't going to leave you with stress-induced ulcers from worrying about its imminent collapse.
I don't know how this guy managed to build a 3,118 coin coin tower on top of a single dime on the corner of a table but boy did he do it. It took him 7 hours, over 200 dollars in change plus some presumably insane weed smoking to pull it off.
This may look like an unfinished game of Jenga, but plans are in motion to build this oddly-shaped skyscraper to the city of Chongqing, China. If it doesn't leave residents fearing falling blocks, it could add greenery to the city.
The essence of cheating is secrecy, so this DIY wooden Jenga pistol is going to be ineffective in that regard. However, the ability to blast blocks cleanly from the tower does make the game more exciting.
I'm not sure that Jenga is one of those games that can be played tiny, monochrome display. But given enough willpower and enough plastic, as we all know, anything is possible.