If you feel confined by indoor family games, outdoor Jenga can be the right game for you and your family to enjoy. This version of the highly addictive game can have more players to join in and much bigger and taller towers to build. It is a test of skill and endurance all in the name of fun for the whole family.
Gentle tapping of blocks is one method to win at outdoor Jenga. The rationale behind tapping is to check if a block is bearing weight. If it turns out to be a loose block, then it is quite safe to be removed. A word to the wise: don’t be tempted by a loose block. Check carefully before removing it because it can potentially hit another block and cause the tower to crumble and fall.
Another cool tip in playing giant Jenga is to place blocks on top. Removing blocks is only part of the Jenga play; putting them back requires skill and adroitness as well. You can do this by stacking the blocks in the middle first. After doing that you need to gradually move to the outside. Once the middle block is stable, you need to stack the block opposite to the one that was removed to counterbalance the weight. When you place the block down on the top, lower it gently as near to the position as possible, and then place it. Avoid directly placing down blocks as their sheer weight may cause additional pressure causing the tower to fall.
When you try to remove the dreaded side blocks in outdoor Jenga, it is forbidden to use more than one hand at a time. This means that as the game progresses it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain the structure without destroying it. The tip is to gently push it forward midway, when it protrudes place a finger underneath and try to flick it farther until you could hold it safely.