Monday, February 11, 2013

Add an Explosion of Fun to Your Next Game Night with Jenga Boom {Review & Giveaway}

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After learning all about Groundhog's Day at school recently, Big Sister E was beyond thrilled when Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow and an early spring was declared.

Summer is going to be here soon! Mama, get my shorts out! It's going to be warm soon! And so on and so forth. I couldn't help but laugh at her innocent and enthusiastic optimism.

Unfortunately, as much as I wouldn't mind warmer weather to be here immediately as well, I'm realistic in knowing that we've still got quite a bit more winter to make it through before those shorts are really going to be needed. Which means more snow, more heated blankets, and more days of gazing out the window and wishing that we could just get out there and play without having to bundle up (and still freeze).

Fortunately, evenings and weekends indoors don't have to mean that we can't have any fun, especially now that we have added the excitement and suspense of Jenga Boom to our lives.

Jenga Boom

New to the Hasbro lineup, Jenga Boom is a twist on the classic Jenga by adding in the excitement and suspense of a ticking time bomb. As well as having to have the skill and concentration to pick out the perfect block to pull and stack on the top of the tower, you have to have speed and quick fingers to get it done before the blocks come tumbling down!

Considering I've always been a ran of the original Jenga, I was immediately interested in seeing the difference and fun that this modern version could provide.

Jenga Boom game

Along with the 36 hardwood Jenga blocks, this game also comes complete with a stacking sleeve and a toy detonator, all of which easily come together into a tower in only a few quick steps.

Jenga Boom review

When it's time to play, it simply takes pressing down the orange lever on the back of the platform to get it set, pulling the fuse cord all the way out, and pressing the "play" arrow on the timer at the start of your turn.

Hasbro Jenga Boom

Then the race against the clock is on! Each player takes a turn strategically selecting a block to pull out, which is then stacked on the top of the tower as fast as possible. At the end of their turn, they press the "stop" button on the timer and play moves to the next person. The last person to place a block on top without the tower tumbling down is the winner!

Both Big Sister E and Little Sister B have had a great time carefully pulling their blocks from the Jenga tower and giggling as the whole thing slightly wobbles but continues standing.

playing Jenga

In true Jenga form, not only will picking the wrong block put the entire tower off-balance, but if the seconds run out on the timer then the tower comes crumbling down as well!

playing Jenga Boom

Providing just as much entertainment, skill and strategy (and a bit of luck) as the original, this innovative game is a great addition to any game library. Designed for two or more players ages 6 and up, Jenga Boom has been an entertaining way to add some excitement and suspense to our game night, as we all get a good laugh out of racing the clock and showing off our balancing speed!

If you're ready for an explosion of fun in your home as well, Jenga Boom retails for $17.99 and can be purchased directly from Hasbro, on Amazon.com, in stores near you and more. You can also keep up with all things Game Night by connecting with Hasbro on Facebook and Twitter.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be having a crashing good time in their home as well, because...

One lucky person will win Jenga Boom from Hasbro!



A big thank you to Hasbro for providing Jenga Boom for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

152 comments:

leanne_mac said...

I love playing Sorry with the kids. This looks like so much fuN!

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sandy1955 said...

I like both monopoly and sorry

Serenap95 said...

I love Trivial Pursuit

LesleyfromWI said...

We like playing Scattegories

steve weber said...

I love this card game called Wild 13.

Michelle Danielson said...

Looks like fun!

alsvegas said...

I use to love to play a game called payday :D

Stephanie Phelps said...

We love the game "Sorry"

Kathy said...

We love scrabble and trouble.

furygirl3132 said...

Love Monopoly and Yahtzee, thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

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Nicole said...

I love monopoly

sherylssg said...

Our favorite games are Uno and Yahtzee.

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Tamar said...

I very much love to play Rummikub!

Darlene ysaguirre said...

Im A Monopoly Fan All The Way

ossmcalc said...

I like Scrabble.

wigget said...

i love scattegories and scrabble

apple blossom said...

dominoes

ReviewsSheROTE said...

love life =)

SueZH said...

Im a scrabble fan.

Courtney said...

I like Scrabble and the Game of Life.

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Accidental Farm Girl said...

I love playing Scattergories with my family! So much fun!

dawn keenan said...

I think clue is our favorite here.

Linda said...

We like to play Skip-Bo.
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AnnaZed said...

Monopoly

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Mel4Him said...

The Game of Life

Cassandra Eastman said...

We love playing Chutes & Ladders, Old Maid, and The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel game as a family (our oldest is 3)

Lina said...

our family loves to play Uno!

Dave said...

hee hee, right now I play Thomas matching game 70 times a day, but I have always loved scrabble!

jlafount said...

Monopoly closely followed by Axis and Allies

Sandra Davis said...

we like the Game of Life

nickieisis3 said...

I loved trouble.

Bo said...

I love Cranium!

Renee Walters said...

I like Scrabble! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Stephanie Larison said...

The Winning Ticket

Lisa R said...

Monopoly, Scrabble and Payday to name a few

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Mijal Photography said...

I like to play Trivial Pursuit
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Shelly H. said...

We love Risk, Monopoly and Scrabble here at our home.

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abfantom said...

Right now our favorite family game night game is Sorry!

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SHANNA ELIZABETH said...

We like TROUBLE !!!

April said...

I love the game of life!


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Ruby Daniels said...

candy-land was our favorite, but we just moved up to sorry. Little sad he's getting older.

Sandra Davis said...

old maid

kim burnett said...

I love Trivial Pursuit

mogrill said...

Tripoly is my fave card game.

Thanks for the chance.
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ColleenMarie82 said...

I love playing Candyland with my daughter

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Krista Grandstaff said...

The kids like the different Scene It additions...I like anything with trivia...and we are all Uno addicts :)

Carrie Phelps said...

My favorite board game is Scrabble.

Cserafini said...

I love Phase 10.

jcwega27 said...

uno or candyland(my daughter is 5)
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Mark Osborne said...

My favorite board game is monopoly.

Selinda said...

Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit!
Thanks,

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Lesley said...

Scrabble or Monopoly

Nicole said...

apples to apples

Niclan80 said...

My favorite board game is Game of Life.

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

Monopoly :)
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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MrsPaulson said...
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MrsPaulson said...

My favorite card game is Rummy.
Peggy

Vunda Vall said...

we love chutes and ladders

Brittany said...

I like Scrabble because its a challenge!

Debby Chandler said...

I like to play monopoly!

Sharon Kaminski said...

i like the good ol chinese checkers

Yona Williams said...

We love playing Sorry.

KellBee8 said...

Pictinary is always fun.

LaurKnotter said...

Monopoly is my favorite

walk9 said...

Trouble

skipthelaundry said...

I love playing Uno.
Amber Porter

W Shifflette said...

I think my favorite is Life. Although we are all game night junkies.

Ella Bryant said...

CLUE is my fave group game & Regular JENGA is my fave game.

smilekisses said...

I love Scrabble and Monopoly.

Christina Carattini said...

My favorite board game is Scrabble, but no one in my house can play it with me quite yet.

Brooke Adametz said...

We love Yahtzee!

Karen F said...

We love to play Uno

polly said...

right now it is playing candyland with our 4 year old grandson

Frugalista Mama said...

Phase 10 card game

Melissa said...

I love playing yachtzee.

Fangirl Jen said...

I will always love Monopoly.

corey1971 said...

Monopoly (Corey Olomon)

Terry said...

Our current favorite is Sorry Revenge

Treesa said...

I love any card game with my family! Hand and Foot is a fun one!

Rebecca O said...

I am a huge love of word games like Scrabble and Boggle. I also like Apples to Apples!

Nikki Strong said...

Our family likes uno, cause we still have younger kids.

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Mayla Moore said...

We like to play cribbage.

Lisa M said...

Uno!

Jeanna Johnson said...

We like Uno Roboto!

iggysaysno said...

life

ape2016 said...

I love Scrabble

april yedinak

ttazfam said...

Trouble has been a favorite for me and now my kids!

Lauren said...

i like sorry

Katie said...

I like Sorry and Skipbo

Nichol Tone said...

monopoly

barbara stenby said...

Yahtzee Jenga and Dicecapades

Yesenia said...

My son currently loves sorry!

Jennifer Reed said...

I love Rummikube.

Lisa Ehrman said...

We play Monopoly the most often!

Jason Vaughn said...

I love Munchkin.

Laura Lane said...

Yahoo is a favorite. It's like sorry.

jakiesmom said...

i like clue

Kristen said...

I like Pictionary.

Angel Drummond said...

I love all kinds of board games, it's hard to choose! Ummm... I think I have the most fun playing Scene it

yellowlabs said...

Love playing Scattergories!

michedt said...

My favorite game has always been Clue. I LOVE it.
Michelle Tucker

fresh modern said...

I like Battleship.

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Christne Sutor

bac1 said...

uno is my favorite

Michele P. said...

I love Yahtzee

rosannepm said...

Monopoly then Scrabble

Jennifer said...

I love Clue.

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Melanie Montgomery said...

I like scrabble

Paula Michele Hafner said...

I love Boggle and Scrabble.

bettycd said...

love scrabble

kroch said...

I like uno

tina reynolds said...

we love uno and monopoly

Judy Whatilivefor said...

We love Cootie, Candy Land, Hungry Hippos

Becca Ann said...

I love the game of life

Erica C. said...

I like Scrabble.
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deanna said...

fave: boggle
xo

mahnrafjtb said...

I am a scrabble fan

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

we like clue
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Catherine R said...

Current fav in my house is Monopoly. Thanks for the chance!

Star S said...

we really enjoy scrabble now that the boys have gotten older

tavernie said...

My fave is Sorry!
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Rachel Salinas said...

I love LIFE!

itsrob said...

Uno and Monopoly

Robby Rob

ksue said...

We love Monopoly Millionaire!

Kat said...

I liked hungry hippos, frustration and cluedo.

Robert said...

Trivial Pursuit, and now the Game of Things.

Julia said...

i've always loved monopoly

cassandra said...

we love scrabble!

Kelli Smith said...

My little boy and I love Monopoly.

Laura said...

Trivial Pursuit or Scrabble.
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Amy Delong said...

rummy
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Sheila Hickmon said...

I like the Scene It games, and Monopoly.
Thanks!

kat said...

love Scrabble.
kat_emerick@yahoo.com

shanta spradlin said...

Monopoly is on of my favorite games.

c allen said...

our fave is monopoly thanks crystal allen

Ledford Land said...

I love Guess Who!

Jessica Eaton Ledford
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mary gardner said...

scrabble

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Kari Flores said...

My favorite board game is "Life".

kathy pease said...

I love the game sorry

Lindsey said...

Monopoly!

Vikki Billings said...

I love to play monopoly and the game of life
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Tonya Dean said...

Scrabble

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amy16323 said...

i like scrabble
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candy said...

my kids and I love to play Jenga and Charades wilcarvic
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dlhaley said...

I like Monopoly and rummicube.

Susan Smoaks said...

my favorite board game is scrabble
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Jennifer Q. said...

My kids like Uno

Holly Kennedy said...

My family loves Pictionary

Breanne said...

Euchre

mamalama82 said...

Skip-Bo

Gianna said...

Battleship.

Atreau said...

Uno is my favorite.