Jenga is the name of a play devised by the Tanzanian Leslie scott. This woman, based in England, created entertainment in the decade of 1970 after discovering a similar hobby in Ghana, calling him Takoradi bricks.
Years later, the product became known as Jenga, a term that, in the tongue Swahili, means “build up”. At first, the game was marketed through the store Harrod’s and then in the mid ’80, came to USA through Parker Brothers, a brand of Hasbro.
The success of its creation allowed Scott found your own company: Oxford games. Beyond being a Mark registered, today jenga is also the common noun used to refer to this pastime.
Jenga is played with 54 pieces of wood from 1.5 x 2.5 x 7.5 cm. To start the game, a tower from 18 levels with 3 blocks per level. Each player, in turn, has to remove a piece from a lower level and place it in the upper sector of the building using only two fingers. The player who, by removing or placing a block, causes the tower to collapse, misses.
More and more people around the world, both children and adults, are choosing to play jenga. They do it mainly because it is a very fun proposal. However, you have to know that it also brings with it a remarkable series of benefits. Among the most significant we can highlight the following:
– Without a doubt, like any board game it is a great way to spend time with family, friends or loved ones.
-Helps improve concentration levels.
-No less significant is the fact that it helps any player to develop their analytical skills.
-In the same way, it is considered a very useful tool for children, from an early age, to learn to make decisions and assume the consequences thereof.
-It is also very useful to improve your patience.
-Among the main benefits of playing jenga is that it allows you to develop what coordination is and, specifically, manual.
Improving the sense of logic and what the perception of space is are other great advantages that this game allows to enjoy.
Over the years, the jenga has been modified. Thus, although we can find it in its most classic version, we can also buy it with certain advances in the pieces. Specifically, they can have numbers and colors that can determine the order in which they must be removed from the tower.
Jenga is known worldwide. On Argentina, for example, the driver Gerardo Sofovich played on his TV show in front of famous guests, gathering millions of persons in front of the television that vibrated with the challenges.
Today you can even dabble in jenga virtually thanks to digital games. There is also the trend known as jenga food, which consists of organizing the meal on the plate like a tower of jenga.