The company that produces the Jenga game initially wanted to change its name to “Timber!” or “Tumbling”. This is because it didn’t indicate how the game was played and people wouldn’t know what it meant. The original creator refused because she thought the name would gain meaning later on.
What is a simple, yet infuriating game, that makes you want to immediately play it again after you lose?
Jenga is a game made up of 54 blocks that are removed one at a time and stacked on top of each other. It was released in 1987 and is considerd one of the best selling games of all time.
“You take a block from the bottom and you put it on top” is that song going through your head yet? Don’t worry it will as it remains one of the most famous jingle slogans of all time.
The story of Jenga is really interesting as it has roots in an ancient game and became a huge hit in the 1980s. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a house that doesn’t have Jenga in it. It’s the perfect game no matter your age and it’s one of the few games that kids… Continue Reading (10 minute read)