No this game will NOT explode on your table, but you have to be quick and adept to win. There are three keys to winning this game, speed, skill and strategy. Unlike the original Jenga, this version has a specific time limit. You can't sit and ponder for an unlimited time.
Playing the game is easy to do. First you pull the string to set the timer. Second you set up the Jenga blocks. Next you take turns to move the blocks to build the tower. Players have to think quickly. In this version, players can sit, think and wait. Hesitation will lead to your downfall (or the tower's downfall.)
Personally, I like the idea that there is a specified time limit for this Jenga version. It keeps the kids engaged in the moment of playing the game. Also, it develops quick thinking skills and strategy that is important to foster in kids. In our house, we encourage discussion why and where block placement is key to the game.
Here's what you can expect with Jenga BOOM
Toy detonator gets your heart racing!
Check out the fuse and the ticking mechanical timer.
The Explosive JENGA Tower!
Start the timer, and stack the blocks on top of the tower— fast!
The platform drops and the blocks fly.
Exciting, suspenseful action!
Speed, skill, and strategy keep you in the game.
Challenge yourself or play with your friends.
Jenga BOOM is recommended for ages 6 and up. It retails for approximately $17.99 at most major retail outlets.
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Disclosure: I received this game to review and to giveaway. All opinions are my own.