Jenga is a fun game to play, and easy to make for a large party. Keep it cheap and easy by using 2x4s and spray paint:
- (8) 8 ft lengths of 2x4
- (1) Plastic drop cloth (if painting)
- (1) Big sheet of thick paper (if painting with stencils)
- (1) Chop, or other, saw
- (1) Belt, or other, sander
- Spray Paint (if painting)
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Step 1: Buy Some 2x4s
They’re pretty cheap and are easy to find. For a fairly tall game, I bought (8) 8 ft lengths for 69 pieces in total, or 23 layers of 3 pieces each and a game that starts around 3 ft tall.
Step 2: Cut and Sand
Cut each piece to 10.5" long with the method of your choice. I recommend a chop saw.
Sand at least the edges of each piece to remove large burrs.
Don't forget to play a test game!
Step 3: (Optional) Paint the Ends of Each Piece.
This goes pretty quickly if you lay them out standing tall, as in the first photo, and use spray paint. I recommend using a different color on each side.
Step 4: (Optional) Add Space Graphics to Each Piece
Cut stencils of your favorite space shapes out of some thick paper. Apply to pieces with spray paint, ideally on both sides.
Step 5: Enjoy!
You're done! You'll enjoy how frighteningly intense playing a Jenga game this large is once it starts growing.