Apple Bobbing - the perfect game for a summer's afternoon but best played in the garden.
A to Z Summer: Jenga
Jenga is played with 54 wooden blocks.
Each block is three times as long as it is wide, and its height is approximately half its width. To set up the game, the included loading tray is used to stack the initial tower which has 18 levels of three blocks placed adjacent to each other along their long side and perpendicular to the previous level (so, for example, if the blocks in the first level lie lengthwise north-south, the second level blocks will lie east-west).
Once the tower is built, the person who built the tower moves first. Moving in Jenga consists of taking one and only one block from any level (except the one below the incomplete top level) of the tower, and placing it on the topmost level in order to complete it. Only one hand at a time may be used to remove a block; either hand can be used, but only one hand may be in contact with the tower at a time. Blocks may be bumped to find a loose block that will not disturb the rest of the tower. Any block that is moved out of place may be left out of place if it is determined that it will knock the tower over if it is removed. The turn ends when the next person to move touches the tower or after ten seconds, whichever occurs first.
The game ends when the tower falls in even a minor way—in other words, any piece falls from the tower, other than the piece being knocked out to move to the top. The loser is the person who made the tower fall (i.e., whose turn it was when the tower fell). However, if one or more blocks fall but all players agree that they can be put back on the tower for play to resume, that is in keeping with the cooperative aspect of the game.
*As always, please be mindful of your children’s health & safety during these activities and keep them attended to at all times
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