Game Review: Giant Jumbling Tower (Giant Jenga)

For the version we own: $59.99 at Walmart, $49.99 at Kohl’s. Another version we have from – $72 from Amazon

  • Time to set up: 2 minutes.
  • Duration of game: 10-20 minutes depending on how much fellow players complain about the difficulty of their turn.
  • Number of players that are needed/can participate: 2-Any. (Would suggest limiting it to 8 so that the wait between your turns doesn’t get too long and boring.)
  • Where it can be played? You will need a flat surface to stack the blocks on (cement, wooden board, etc.). Grass isn’t an amazing surface unless it’s very, very flat. You don’t want your surface to compromise your game play 😜
  • How to play: After stacking each layer of the tower 4 blocks wide, orienting each layer in opposite directions, players will take turns cautiously removing pieces, one at a time, from the tower and stacking removed pieces on top of the ever-swaying tower.

Total Game Score: 12

Ease of storage/portability: 3. It’s a bit bulky, but not too bad if you have room in a garage, shed, or game closet. Just keep in mind the box is about 8″ x 8″ and 3 feet tall. We play Jenga all the time with our various games trying to be stuffed into our fun trunk 😂

Durability (packaging or game pieces): 2. The packaging lowers the score significantly for this category. The game box has been destroyed from re-packing the blocks over and over, but what can’t you fix with duct tape? As well, you could easily store it in a plastic storage bin if the box ends up giving out completely. Ultimately: the box is just not a long term storage option unfortunately

Friendly for all Ages/Skill Levels: 5. Literally anyone can play this game (probably ages 4+… more for the safety of not getting hurt by falling blocks as the game comes to a tumbling end).

Fair Pricing: 2. It’s looking like the price is a bit higher than we initially paid for it. At the price point it’s at now, it’s not an amazing price (especially since we combine 2 sets as described in more detail below). Our guess is it also wouldn’t be too hard to DIY. Cut some wood, even add your own inscriptions on the various blocks…Besides that, it’s a fun game, decent quality, and we have probably used over 50 times.

Conclusion: We actually like to combine 2 sets of this game. Double the trouble. Ultimate tumbling end. With just one box, it’s a bit short and doesn’t really meet the description of “giant” in our opinion. When you combine two, mid-game it can get closer to 6.5 feet tall! Either way, really fun for all ages, easy to transport, great for a backyard wedding game, bbq game, or a fun family night. We would highly suggest!