Jenga is the name of a game devised by the tanzana Leslie Scott . This woman, based in England , created entertainment in the decade of 1970 after having discovered a similar hobby in Ghana calling him Takoradi Bricks .
Years later, the product became known as Jenga , a term that, in the language Swahili , means "build". At first, the game was marketed through the store Harrod's and then, in the middle of '80 , came to U.S through Parker Brothers , a brand of Hasbro .
The success of its creation allowed Scott found your own company: Oxford Games . Beyond being a brand Registered, today Jenga is also the common noun used to refer to this hobby.
Jenga is played with 54 pieces of wood from 1.5 x 2.5 x 7.5 centimeters . To start the game, assemble a tower from 18 levels with 3 blocks per level . Each player, in turn, has to remove a piece of a lower level and place it in the upper sector of the construction using only two fingers. The player who, by removing or placing a block, causes the tower to collapse, misses .
Jenga is known worldwide. In Argentina for example the driver Gerardo Sofovich He played on his TV show before famous guests, bringing together millions of people in front of the TV that vibrated with the challenges.
Nowadays you can even get into the jenga virtually thanks to digital games . There is also the trend known as jenga food , which consists of organizing the food on the plate like a jenga tower.