Jenga is a classic party game that consists of 54 wooden blocks placed three across stacked up 18 levels. The object of the game is to remove a block from the middle of the tower and then place it on the top of the tower without it crashing to the ground. In a multi-player or two-player game, the person that causes the tower to fall loses. In single-player mode you compete against your best score to go as high as possible.
The Jenga app has 4 modes. In Online Mode you can choose from a existing friends or play with a random opponent. Classic Mode is a single-player mode where you play against your personal best tower height. I prefer Arcade Mode, which is another single-player mode where the blocks are a pretty color and they also seem to be easier to manipulate. You can also buy boosts using the coins you’ve collected in your piggy bank. Boosts include extra time to complete the game or the ability to rewind and try again. The fourth mode is Pass ‘n’ Play where you can play against up to four opponents.
I’ve played Jenga on the Wii before and it was terrible, so I didn’t have high hopes for the Jenga app. It turns out, the Jenga is SO much better than Jenga for Wii. It’s very responsive to tapping and placing, but not so sensitive that you’re always knocking your tower down. The Jenga App is fun for all ages and perfect for a family on the go.