Thursday Challenge – Wooden

The theme for Thursday Challenge this week is Wooden
I am picking the wooden blocks game which we play frequently with Aaryan, which is the Jenga.

Jenga is a game which is played with 54 wooden blocks. Each block is three times as long as it is wide, and one fifth as thick as it is long.


Three sets of blocks are placed perpendicular to each other till a tower is formed. The game consists of taking one block from any level with one hand and balance it on top, creating a taller and increasingly unstable structure as the game progresses. The game ends when the tower falls


It’s a game of manual dexterity and mental skills and is sure fun and addictive too!


Have you tried your hands at Jenga??

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28 thoughts on “Thursday Challenge – Wooden

  1. I saw it at the shops but I felt the kids would probably kill/maim each other if I took it home :-). The idea of so many throwable things is kind of scary. Maybe when they’re older.
    Great take on the theme.

  2. @ Magiceye : It sure is fun. No, it’s not a Rajasthani game…

    Jenga (a Swahili word meaning “to build”) was brought to the rest of the world by a British woman named Leslie Scott. Scott was born in East Africa and later moved to Ghana, West Africa as a child.

    Jenga is based on a pastime that evolved within her family using children’s wooden building blocks bought locally in a town known as Takarati (Takoradi) in Ghana during the early ’70s. The Takarati wood mill is still there today.

    As an adult, Scott revived this childhood game, manufacturing and launched the it as “Jenga” at the London Toy Fair in 1983.

    Am glad you like it, considering that your pics on the TC theme are simply outstanding! 🙂

  3. @ Bikramjit : Ah, one needs patience too apart from manual dexterity in this game!! Try some more and your tower will stand tall for long! 🙂

    @ Kavita : Cool 🙂

    @ pinashpinash : Sure, you must 🙂

    @ Shilpa : It sure is!! Play it sometime! 🙂

    @ Obsessivemom : I know, while selecting toys for kids, you need to keep a lot of things in mind. This is for age 6 and above. So be a bit later! 🙂

  4. @ Nethra : You must and the let us know your feedback!! 🙂

    @ Pushpee : Thanks Pushpee! 🙂

    @ Roshmi Sinha 🙂

    @ Comfy : The first time, I saw it at a shop, I picked it and there’s no looking back since then. Loads of fun!

    @ Vaish : Oh yes! Thanks Vaish! 🙂

    @ Insignia & BK Chowla : It sure was not available during our times, but picked this up from Landmark in 2007. 🙂

    @ Swati : It’s for age 6 and above! 🙂

  5. Frankly hearing about this game the first time! and sounds a lot of fun. When litl kiddo grows up a little more, I think this game would be perfect for both of us 😀

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