By Andrew Liszewski
I’ll be honest, Jenga is usually the last game to get pulled out of the closet when the evening calls for board games instead of the electronic variety. It has its merits and all, but I find it too reliant on luck and of course a perfectly level and sturdy table. But in recent years Jenga has been branching out with ‘themed’ versions of the game (taking a hint from the 8,000+ versions of Monopoly on the market) and I think this Donkey Kong version might be enough for me to give it another chance.
The classic tower building game features 54 black hardwood blocks decked out with the iconic Donkey Kong girders. Build your Donkey Kong-themed Jenga tower the traditional way or climb the girders with your Mario mover and save Pauline from Donkey Kong in a new and even more challenging way to play. Custom Mario, Donkey Kong and Pauline playing pieces and a Donkey Kong themed spinner are included for alternate game play.
You can get it from Amazon.com for $24.95, but I’m pretty sure you won’t have too hard a time finding it at your local toy store if you don’t want to pay for shipping.