Jenga was created by Leslie Scott, the co-founder of Oxford Games Ltd, based on a game that evolved within her family in the early 1970s using children's wooden building blocks the family purchased from a sawmill in Takoradi, Ghana. The name jenga is derived from kujenga, a Swahili word which means 'to build'. A British national, Scott was born in Tanganyika, now Tanzania, where she was raised speaking English and Swahili, before moving to live in Ghana, West Africa. Scott launched the game she named and trademarked as "Jenga" at the London Toy Fair in January 1983 and sold it through her own company, Leslie Scott Associates. The blocks of the first sets of Jenga were manufactured for Scott by the Camphill Village Trust in Botton, Yorkshire. The V&A Museum of Childhood has exhibited one of the original sets of Jenga since 1982.
But for my wedding I'm having my guest sign/ leave word of love on each pieces as our guest book. I mean it's our favorite game to play. I brought two boxes of jenga last year during cyber Monday for $8.00 for the both.
I have three sets of Jenga. A wooden one, a colored one (red, blue, yellow), and a miniature one. The kids I watch ages 3 and 4, both know how to play jenga already and they are pretty good. We will sometimes play jenga or I will let them free play with the blocks and to keep them from wanting each others blocks I have them take turns with the sets one day one gets the wooden one the next day the other kid will get a turn with it. 59ce067264