What Are The Rules For Playing Jenga?

What Are The Rules For Playing Jenga? Jenga is a game where players take turns removing blocks from a tower constructed of 54 wooden blocks. The object of the game is to remove all but one of the blocks, without causing the structure to fall, in order to win. It can be played by any number of people with each person taking their turn. 

The rules are simple: After placing your block on top, you must let go and it cannot touch any other block or move in any way before your next turn when you will have three seconds to select another block and place it on top again. If at any time during your turn you do not follow these instructions, then that player loses their turn and plays passes clockwise around the table until someone does follow these instructions successfully.


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What are the rules for playing Jenga?

Jenga is a game for two or more players. Each player takes a turn to remove one and only one block from a tower constructed of 54 blocks, placing it on top of the tower, creating a taller but increasingly unstable structure. The removed block is then returned to the bottom layer of the tower. A player who causes the tower to collapse loses the game.

Jenga is a game that can help you make better decisions. It also helps you with your hand-to-eye coordination. In the end, it teaches you how to be a good friend and how to control your excitement when your tower falls over.

What are the rules for playing Jenga on Mars?

The rules of Martian Jenga are simple: build a tower out of normal LEGO pieces which is exactly 36 units tall, with one unit being equal to the height of 6 minifigs stacked on top of one another. Clear parts can be used instead of regular plates if needed, but cannot exceed 1-stud thickness anywhere in the tower.

The blocks beneath your chosen block must be able to support its weight upon removal – i.e., they may not have any studs pointing towards the ground. The bottom layer is allowed to have as many blocks as necessary to reach ground level, but may not contain any blocks which lie flat on the ground (e.g., no 8×8 plates).

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How to play Jenga with dice?

Since Jenga is a stacking game it is obvious that dice are needed. The standard way to play with two or more players is, each player has own turn in which he/she has to remove one of the tower bricks and then the next player takes his turn. Now you can simply use these already existing turns to implement some simple rules for playing with dice. These will be described later on.

First thing first: Who does go first? If you’re playing with dice (and even if not) I recommend to get yourself one 6-sided die (yes only 6 sides). By throwing this die who ever gets highest number goes first (if there are ties re-throw until there’s no tie anymore). It may seem a bit harsh, but when I played the real Jenga for the first time I was glad that it went like this. This way no one has an advantage or disadvantage.

Every player now gives all his/her dice to the player who goes first. The total amount of dice will be equal to number of players plus one (one die less than there are players). So if you have four players, each player should provide five dice instead of six since there’s one less die than players involved. To avoid arguments over whose roll is better just use the following rule: If two or more dice show exactly same number they cancel out and highest remaining number determines what happens next. This means that you only need as many different numbers on your roll as there are players.

For example: Four players (A, B, C and D) will be rolling five dice each (six in total). After some time player A has rolled three “3”s while player B has 4 “4”s showing. The combined amount of both players is seven, which means that the next player (player C) doesn’t have to roll. Also it’s important to note that if you need to remove a brick there aren’t enough matching numbers on your roll (for example you need three twos for removing that bottom brick but only one two showed up on your roll) so there is no effect what so ever.

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So every player rolls his/her 5 dice until an action needs to happen. Now the simple rules for playing with dice are:

  •          If you need to remove a brick but do have not enough matching numbers on your roll then move one space back. Make sure you count the number of moves backward, don’t get confused by all the small movements caused by canceling out some dice.
  •          When rolling two or more “1”s on your turn always roll again until something else shows up. By doing this you will at least get another chance in case someone messed up their rolls before you and left out only high numbers showing up.
  •          Since there are 6 sides to every die it’s possible that your new role is exactly the same as your former one (for example you rolled three “3”s before and now you rolled three more). If that happens (and only then!) you need to move forward one space for every “1” showing on your roll.
  •          If you do not wish to go first, stay put! There’s no reason why you should move backward if someone already moved forwards before your turn. But don’t forget to count the number of times a brick needs to be removed!
  •          On the other hand, there are some good reasons for moving back even though this means that another player gets an extra turn: You have two or more “1”s showing up on your roll, all your dice canceled out so you cannot remove any bricks with them but you rolled again and still got the same amount of “1”s. Moving back ensures that you don’t have to take another turn on this round.
  •          If all your dice cancel out, but another player didn’t roll before yours it’s possible that his/her roll would have done something too. Just move back one space so he/she can have an extra turn!

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That’s all there is for playing simple Jenga with dice. But what if you want some more rules? Well for these special rules I recommend using a second 6-sided die (or even more). For example: The sum of both dice determines how many bricks are being removed or which single brick is being removed right now.

Imagine the small tensions when the number on the second die is higher than your current position (for example you need to remove a brick but there’s nothing possible for doing this since even if both dice show “5” you still need to move back one space! Or what it feels like trying to reach out for that last brick or even worse, knocking down the tower by taking away the wrong one?)

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  • If both dice show the same number then you may remove a brick even though that means there won’t be any matches on your next roll! So if you are, for example, on position “26” and one die shows an “8” while the other is showing a “3” you can knock down one brick right now. If this bricks falls out of the tower it will only shift to another side when someone else takes their turn which makes them take two or more turns until they finally manage to remove it again. However: You cannot use this rule if there’s already a brick missing on your current space! If you need to knock down one brick and there isn’t a single one matching on your roll then you have to take out a brick from somewhere else. You can’t jump at the opportunity of an extra turn if this means that someone else has to take two turns anyway.
  • If both dice show the same number and there’s no more bricks left which could be removed, make a little “jump” by moving forward 2 or 3 spaces (or even more if possible). This sounds complicated but it’s not: If you only had one die showing a “3” while another was showing a “2”, you would move forward three spaces since this is the lower value. However, if both dice show an equal amount then you may decide whether you want to jump one space forwards or even a few. If your next brick is a “1”, you can take it out but you’ll only end up on the last space of this round since two dice with a matching amount don’t result in any additional moves!

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But what if somebody wants to move back twice in a row? Or what happens when all six sides of both dice are showing an equal amount? Well that’s easy too: You may decide if you want to jump or not and how many spaces you want to move forwards. So let’s say we need to remove a brick and there aren’t any bricks matching our roll which means we have to move back one space again even though we rolled the same amount as before.

Here we could decide for moving back two times in a row but since that’s not possible we have to jump forwards this time. We can decide if we want to do a “forward-jump” and how many space we want to move in one direction. This means you could even decide for taking a few turns without moving a single space backwards!

Just imagine the possibilities of playing Jenga with dice: Jumping back and forth, choosing who has to take his/her turn next, getting rid of some bricks when they’re least expected. And all this with just two 6-sided dice which are also very easy to add or remove from the tower when needed.

I tried this ruleset myself already once but I’m pretty sure there weren’t any difficult decisions (except for removing bricks which were counting as “5”) and we ended up playing the normal version of Jenga at the end. I even tried to make it a bit more difficult by deciding that “8” was two bricks instead of one, but that still didn’t work very well since everyone who already had to knock down some bricks took the next turn constantly so they always could remove another brick from the tower!

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How do you play Jenga for adults?

The classic game of Jenga is a great way to get the family together and have fun while building your concentration skills. Now there’s a new, more adult version that will get adults interacting in a different way. It’s Jenga Naughty which has been designed for adults aged 18+ where players remove one block from any level below their own to make it fall over, taking their turn from the player above them.

At the end of each round, players are asked naughty questions by another player or by an official quiz master who reads out questions from the special card they’ve drawn at random. The person with blocks still standing must give an honest answer to each question thrown at them. If they don’t know the answer then they must drink and if they do know the answer, they must drink depending on how naughty the answer is.

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How to play:

  1. Each player chooses a colour and takes 5 tower blocks of their own colour and stacks them into a level according to the guide in the box (the top level should contain just one block). The person who built their stack highest goes first and play continues clockwise around the group.
  2. On your turn you take it in turns to remove ONE block from any level below your own; or add one block to your own level, but only when you are next to a vacant space at the bottom of your tower. If you cause your tower to fall over you lose and all other players continue to play.
  3. Before your turn you can ask any other player a naughty question by writing it down and giving it to them without showing them the answer. They must then give an honest answer before their next turn. If you know the answer, you must drink depending on how naughty the answer is (the more offensive the answer, the more drinks you take). If they don’t know the answer, they must also drink depending on how hard you think it will be for them to guess (the trickier the better).

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Illegal Jenga move loses woman $4,000

Blinded by Jenga and alcohol, a local woman learned the hard way this week that playing games with strangers can be risky. The unidentified woman was walking through Westfield Annapolis Mall on Tuesday night when she started feeling queasy and lost her footing.

As it turns out, she had been playing “Jingle Bells” – a drinking game created in the 1980s which involves removing one block at a time from a tower of interlocked Jenga pieces while music plays in the background – when someone sabotaged their own building to make it for others to take down blockss. +

A person playing the game needed one last block to remove, but that piece was stuck at the very top of Jenga tower. So the player secretly removed blocks from the bottom of their own building until, like a house of cards, it could no longer stand. Here’s where things get shady: Instead of calling “Jingle Bells” and having another person take down the final piece (which is fair play), they chose to take matters into their own hands by removing blocks from other players’ buildings.

One woman standing near the victim lost $700 in the process because she was trying to clear away pieces for others – just before her building collapsed altogether. More than $4,000 worth of bills were strewn about once the Jenga tower fell. The woman who was collecting money for the game left before police arrived, leaving them to find her later with help from mall security. +

*It’s hard to tell exactly what happened here because this report sounds like it was written by someone that doesn’t speak English as their native language. It also seems odd that nobody at the scene called 911 right away after seeing someone take money from another person’s pocket. The best way to prevent a case like this would have been for everyone else to back away from the Jenga tower before it collapsed and then call 911 when they saw that one person was removing blocks.

*In other words, this isn’t really a crime story so much as a “Jenga in public is dangerous” story, but still… if you’re going to play a drinking game involving building something with blocks in public where thousands of dollars in bills are being handled, it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to let police know what’s going on beforehand just in case something goes wrong.

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How to play jenga with color dice?

Jenga is a game played by stacking wooden blocks into a tower and removing one block at a time without causing the entire structure to fall. Color Jenga, as the name suggests, changes various aspects of the traditional game such as using color-coded dice instead of solid-colored ones and using varying sizes of wood blocks. The basic concept remains unchanged: remove and stack the blocks until you finally topple the tower.

How to set up color jenga?

Color Jenga can be played with 2 – 4 players. Players take turns rolling the color die and gathering the corresponding colored block(s) from their original pile (the same way you would in regular Jenga). However, unlike regular Jenga, players are not allowed to remove a block from the top of the tower. Only blocks that are part of an adjacent row may be removed, either because they are loose or because another block is resting on them.

The game ends when all but one player has removed their last block. Players then count up the number of blocks remaining in front of them and subtract 1 for every incomplete column in their stack. The winner is the person with the lowest score.

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How many people can play color jenga?

Color Jenga is primarily designed for 2-4 players, but it can be played by any number so long as each additional player adds two more columns to either side of the tower (for example, if 4 players are playing, each player would be responsible for 6 columns).

Do you have to use the same amount of pieces as players?

No. While 2-4 players are recommended for this game, the official inventor’s page but does not specify that you must use 7 pieces per person or any specific number of pieces at all. You can choose how many blocks you want to play with depending on your own preferences and how many people are playing.

Keep in mind though that Color Jenga is designed so that it will “look good” if each column has roughly the same number of blocks in them. If there are major differences between column heights, it can make stacking harder and make counting more difficult (especially if someone forgets to subtract 1 from their final score).

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How do you keep track of points?

A good way to keep track of points is to make the colors stand out (i.e., place them at opposite ends of your Jenga tower or stack them with one color below another). If that’s not possible, then you should use some kind of marker like poker chips or paper and pencil for each player to mark their point values.

It might seem like a lot of work (and it can be if playing with a large group), but trying to count up who has the lowest score every single round would take too much time and likely ruin the experience. As long as everyone agrees on how they’re going to keep score, there shouldn’t be any problem.

What is the best number of blocks to have in color jenga?

This is up to you. It’s recommended to have at least 7 per column, because then each stack would look approximately equal in height. However, if you want a challenge or if playing with more people, it’s probably better to have more because it will make for taller stacks and thus harder-to-remove blocks (which increases difficulty). You could even go so far as to use all 12 pieces if you wanted 1 player per row (3) and 4 players total (12).

But don’t forget that this would make the game last longer! If your group wants shorter games, try splitting the tower into 6 columns of 3. Whether or not the game works with less pieces per column is up to you.

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What are the official rules for color jenga?

There are no official rules in the sense that there is nothing written on any website, in a set of instructions or in any kind of instruction manual. There are only suggestions given by the various inventors of it (i.e., 2+ people playing). However, here are some guidelines to keep in mind when playing Color Jenga:

-Each player must take turns rolling their specific die and gathering blocks that correspond to each number rolled. This means one person will be responsible for removing 6-10 blocks while another is responsible for removing 1 block at a time. Keep this factor in mind when counting points.

-Each player must take turns removing one block at a time. Removing more than 1 block in your turn will result in starting over with the removal process (so, for example, if you remove 2 blocks on your first go and then another on your second try but forget to put the second back before moving onto your third turn, your game is forfeit).

-The game ends once all of the blocks have been removed from the tower. This means that each person should end up with anywhere between 0 and 3 blocks. The number of blocks remaining determines that winner or “owner” of Color Jenga.

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Is anyone allowed to touch the jenga pieces while it is being built?

Yes! As long as they are being built on top of the previous level, players are allowed to touch any piece that they want. It’s just when you start removing blocks that it gets more specific.

How do you properly count points at the end of color jenga?

This is really based on how each person wants to play, but if everyone agrees on one score-keeping method beforehand then it shouldn’t be a problem. For example, some people might say the overall lowest score wins, while others might say whoever has the highest number of blocks left wins.

There are also other variations like “most different colors” or “highest sum of all numbers rolled”. If no one agrees beforehand on how they’re going to keep track of their scores or what method will be used, it’s probably best to just let everyone roll their die and count the numbers of blocks they have left at the end of the game.

How are you supposed to play color jenga?

Just like Jenga , remove one block at a time until there are no more blocks left in the stack. If you knock down any pieces when removing your block, you must go back to square one (i.e., start over). The winner is whoever has successfully removed all of their blocks and/or has the lowest number of points. The official rules suggest keeping track with fingers: place one finger on top of each pile that still has a hand-made tower and take away 1 finger for each successfully pulled piece off.


The rules for playing Jenga are easy to learn and the game is fun for all ages. After a few rounds, you’ll be able to strategize your next move better than ever before! For more information about how to play the game, check out this article with some helpful tips on strategy and safety precautions. Enjoy hours of entertainment by challenging friends or family members in an intense round of Jenga!

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