hat you'll need:
7- 8' 2"x3" or "2x4 wood used for framing studs (might want to get 8-8' pieces of wood in case you run into warped boards).
Electric hand sander with 220 grit paper
Circular or band saw
Cut the wood into 12" lengths. You should have 54 identical pieces as a result. Use the level and a flat surface, along with the carpenter's edge to check that the pieces are relatively straight and sit level on a flat surface. Discard any that are bowed or don't sit level and replace with a better piece.
Sand down the ends of each of the wood pieces, making them slightly rounded at each corner. This will make them easier to grasp during a game. Optionally, also round the longer edges of each piece of wood. Sand down all the flat surfaces of each piece of wood as well, to allow players to pull pieces without unexpectedly grabbing other pieces due to splinters.
Check the level of the entire tower by setting up the Jenga game. Set three pieces of wood against each other on their longest sides. Place three more pieces on top, perpendicular to the original three. Use a level and check for significant deviations from a flat surface that can cause toppling. Keep in mind that you will probably encounter some deviation from level, but a small amount won't affect the game adversely.
Create some supplemental Jenga pieces to replace any that become damaged or warped. Using pressure treated lumber can decrease infiltration by the elements and the set can then be stored outside in a shed or garage. Make several jumbo Jenga sets to bring to parties or give as gifts or to use for Jenga tournaments for larger group outings.
ake some of the boards and a marker and write "dares" or some kind of funny task on them. If you are frisky you can even write some more adult version tasks!
You also have the option of staining the boards to give them some color. Although it isn't a traditional Jenga style or recommended, you can stain or paint the wood pieces. If done make sure to use a thin coat and something that will not get sticky. It might also be a good idea to sand it down afterwards. Again this is an option and we do not suggest it but some like to have some color. We would hate for you to put all this work into making your giant Jenga set just to have to not work smoothly.
There you go, you have a giant life size Jenga set! Now call some friends over, grab some drinks and have some fun. I assure you that you look like a guinness by your friends for thinking of this great outdoor game.
o you learned how to make life size jenga and now you need to know how to play. You are in luck! We are going to go over the rules I was taught in the Turks. These rules were accepted by the regulars that play every Wednesday night.
To set up the giant Jenga stack you will use the box made or stack the board three across left/right then three up/down until all the jenga blocks are stacked.
The object of the game is not to be the person who topples the Jenga and knocks it over. You will take turns going in the order picked until they fall.
The game starts with all boards in place so the life sized jenga set looks like a building. The group determines the order people go. You can go by age, height, draw numbers or any order you choose.
You take turns in order and each person pulls one board from the Jenga at a time. At no time can players pick a board from the top two layers. The can only pick from three deep from the top. You can only use one hand, you can not hold the Jenga stack with anything while pulling boards. An idea is to require each person playing to keep a drink in one hand at all times. This not only helps with this rule but keeps the adult beverages going :) If the player needs to steady the stack from falling or move the top around to steady it, they need to use the one hand allowed in play.
Once the player gets one Jenga board out they place it on top of the stack in any position crossing the top boards ( ll -- ) keeping the pattern as set up. Depending on if you marked some the boards with "take a shot", put a $1 in the donation jar or any other tasks that person would need to do it before moving forward.
Once the player puts the Jenga board on top the next person will go doing the same as above. The cycle keeps going until one unlucky person knocks the life sized Jenga set down. That person looses and everyone else get to laugh at them lol...
ife Size Jenga is a very fun game that can be played with as many people as you like. People might first look at you like you are crazy when you tell them about it but I would bet you by the end of the first game all you guests will be having a blast.
Giant Jenga can be played as a: wine party game, backyard get together and even a tailgating or camping game.
I hope you enjoy this game and I ask that you tell me your thoughts on this game in the comments below and maybe give me a little love by sharing this idea with your friends.