Jenga is a classic game loved by all ages. It is composed of 54 small wooden blocks that must be carefully removed and stacked on top of each other in turns.
The game was invented in the early 1980s by Leslie Scott, a British citizen living in Africa. She created the game after seeing children playing with wooden blocks.
Jenga can be played by one person or by multiple players. The game aims to build a tower while removing and placing blocks slowly.
The larger the tower becomes, the harder it is to remove a block without making it fall.
The game can become more complicated by adding more rules or a time limit. Customizing the game using different materials, such as Legos or cards, is also possible.
Players compete to build the tallest tower in the Jenga tournaments. The tallest Jenga tower ever built was 110 tiers tall!
Some lucky players have found unique items in their Jenga boxes. These items include coins, postcards, and even a cowbell.
Jenga has been featured in several films, such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and The Hangover Part 2.
The game has also been adapted for virtual platforms, allowing users to play a version of Jenga online.
The official world record for the Jenga tower is 73 tiers, achieved in 2018.
The name "Jenga" is derived from the Swahili word "kujenga," which translates to "to build."