Objective of Jenga Maker
The objective of Jenga Maker is to work with your teammate(s) to successfully build objects before the other team.
Setup for Jenga Maker
- Place all of the blocks in the center of the table so all of the players can reach them.
- Remove the crown from the rest of the other blocks. Make sure it is placed evenly between the two players away from the other blocks.
- The players will divide into two teams. Each team should have an equal number of players if possible. For the first round choose one player from each team to be the Director. The rest of the players will be Makers.
- Choose whether you are going to use the beginner (green) or expert (red) cards. Return the other set of cards to the box.
- Shuffle the cards you chose to use for the game. Place the deck on the table with the image side face down.
Playing Jenga Maker
To begin each round the Director for each team will draw a card. Both Directors will count down “3, 2, 1, GO!”. Both players will then look at their card. They should not show the picture side of their card to any of the other players.
Both teams will play at the same time. Each Director will give directions to their Makers to try and build the object pictured on their card. You can describe how to build the object in whatever way you want. You may not tell your teammates the name of the object though. At no time can you make a gesture to help show your teammates how to place a block.
While the Director is explaining what they need to build, the Makers will take blocks from the center of the table in order to build the object. They may ask the Director to clarify or give more instructions.
When the Director thinks their Makers have successfully completed the object, they can tell their teammates to grab the crown. The Maker(s) will try to grab the crown and place it anywhere on the object they created. The game is then paused to verify that the object was created correctly.
If your creation ever falls down, you can reconstruct it. If you placed the crown on it though, you must return the crown to the middle of the table before rebuilding.
End of Round
The Director of the team that took the crown reveals their card.
The other team will then look at the card to verify if the other team built it correctly.
If the object was built correctly, the team that took the crown scores one point.
If there are any mistakes in the construction of the object, the other team earns one point for the round.
All of the blocks are returned to the middle of the table. Players on each team will switch roles so each player takes turns as the Director and Maker. You will then play the next round.
End of Jenga Maker
Jenga Maker ends when one of the teams have won three rounds. The first team to win three rounds, wins the game.
Two Player Game
If there are only two players, you will tweak the gameplay. Each player will play as their own team. Each player will play as their own Maker.
To begin each round both players take one card from the expert deck. Both players will reveal their card at the same time.
Both players will then try to build the object on their card as quickly as possible. When you have completed your object, grab the crown and add it to your object.
The other player will verify to make sure you built the object correctly. If you built it correctly, you will earn one point. If you made one or more mistakes, the other player wins the round.
You will then play another round.
The first player to win three rounds, wins the game.
Three Player Game
You will play the three player game similarly to the two player game. The main difference is that the players will compete in a tournament. In each matchup two of the players will play as Makers and the other player will play as the judge who determines the winner of the round.
The players will take turns competing in different matchups until one player has more wins than the other players. This player has won the game.
Year: 2022 | Publisher: Hasbro | Designer: NA | Artist: NA
Genres: Dexterity, Family, Party, Speed
Ages: 8+ | Number of Players: 2-6 | Length of Game: 5-10 minutes
Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: Light-Moderate
Components: 28 wooden blocks, wooden crown, 200 cards (my copy had 99 beginner and 101 expert cards), instructions