Jenga is a game of physical and mental strength. It is enjoyed for its simplicity and this simplicity is probably the main reason for its success. It is the second most popular game in the world-after monopoly. Over fifty million games have been sold worldwide, and this game can be played with a variety of groups. People can play with friends, family, classmates, and one can even play by themselves! Both kids and adults can play this game and there’s no sense of it being categorized as a children’s game or an adult game, which is great because it makes the game universal. And for a “board” game to be universal is kind of rare. Also, on a side note, I really do not know where to exacty categorize this game. It’s obviously not a video game and it is not a board game, for board games are defined as a game in which counters or pieces are placed, removed, or moved on a premarked surface or “board.” I am not sure what exactly to put it under. Does it have it’s own category? I really do not know (if you do know please comment!). Anyhow, this game is nothing extraordinary in terms of design or complexity. And the fact that this ordinary game is so massively popular is beyond amazing! It’s mind boggling because not many games can say that. I cannot think of a game that looks as ordinary as Jenga or has the same simplicity that has this world-wide appeal. It is also amusing to think that a game of stacking plain wooden blocks made it so big in the gaming industry. It goes to show that simplicity sells and a game does not need to be complex or fancy to sell or to be fun. Just like the game pick up the sticks. It’s an extremely simple game, it is similar to Jenga in the way that you must remove a piece without disturbing the other pieces, but it did not gain as much popularity as Jenga. But, nonetheless, in my opinion, it is a fun and entertaining game. Now to discuss the rules and procedures of Jenga. During the game of , players take turns to remove a block from a tower and balance it on the top. Players need to create a taller structure that becomes more unstable over time. The winner is last person to successfully remove and place a block. As stated above, the game is simple. It only contains 54 wooden blocks. Nothing else. With the blocks you need to stack them on top of each other in 18 levels in groups of three. When you stack them up they need to be placed adjacent to each other along their long side and perpendicular to the previous level. After the tower is built, the game begins. Players are only allowed to use one hand while pulling out a block from the middle of the tower, which makes it difficult. One cannot balance the tower with their other hand either. This is where the mental aspect comes to play. Players need to be able to use strategy to choose which block to carefully take out that would not make the other blocks fall down, and they also need to place that block back on the top of the tower, again, without making the other blocks fall down. One must be able to choose a block wisely and precisely. They must also be able to have a steady hand for if one’s nerves gets in the way, then their hands may shake a bit, and this can cause them to lose them the game. While playing an array of emotions and feelings are present, such as nerves, excitement, and competition. People never want to be the one to make the tower collapse, unless, of course, you have a weird obsession or agenda to make the blocks fall or you just like knocking things down I don’t know (haha).