Finally, the summer is here! Unfortunately, I’m not a teacher or in a career where I get a break during the summer, so really it’s just a tease for me knowing that it’s 80 degrees out and I’m stuck in an office cold calling for insurance! I know… most peoples hell! So when I DO get a break from the office, I want to spend it having fun! And what’s more fun that hanging out with your friends, grabbing a drink and playing Adult Jenga?! Don’t answer that and say ‘a jetski’, because that costs WAY more than the $11 to make Adult Jenga!
Now this build is incredibly simple! Heck, you ‘technically’ don’t even need power tools. You could cut all the wood with a bow saw! Might take a while, but the option is there. So without further adieuuuuu, let’s build an Adult Jenga game!
P.S. – I hope I don’t get a Cease and Decist letter from Hasbro for using the ‘Jenga’ name! Because there’s no affiliation! #dontsueme 🙂
DIY – How to Make an Adult Jenga Outdoor Yard Game
Tools Needed for this Project:
Easiest shopping list… ever:
Pretty simple so far, huh? Besides five 2″ x 3″ x 8′ boards, you just need a sander and some sand paper.
Life Made Simple – Cut List
Ok, moving right along on our simplest project ever!
You’ll need to cut SIXTY (60) blocks total! So make sure your chop saw is all warmed up, and you have a nice easy jig in place. Each block will measure 2″ x 3″ x 7.5″.
Step One – Keep Edges Smooth with Sanding
Never thought there would be a post in which the first step was to sand the finished product, but here we are! I just used my belt sander and ran all 60 blocks through it to get rid of the tears on the edges from cutting. This way you can eliminate a game of “Remove the Splinter” after playing Adult Jenga.
Step Two – Anddddd…. Done!
Seriously… that’s it! You just cut sixty (60) pieces of 2″ x 3″ boards into 7.5″ lengths, and you’re done. I managed to find an Amazon shipping box in which all the pieces fit in to perfectly! This way I can keep them stored when not in use.
Step Three – Have fun with your Adult Jenga game outdoors!
Once complete, the entire block set measures 30″ tall; that’s my 12 year old niece standing next to it in the photo below. I used a 0.75″ x 2′ x 2′ piece of MDF particle board for a flat surface to play the game on. Feel free to use the same, or whatever else you have lying around the shop.
One last suggestion that I did with my niece Hannah was write funny tasks on ten of the bricks. If you pull that brick, you have to do the task. We did things like kiss the family dog, eat a blade of grass, spin in a circle 10 times, pull another brick, etc. If you know kids aren’t going to be using it, maybe you can mix some adult themed things in there!
Step Four – Share, Like, Comment
I know you’re wondering why I made such a simple DIY post. Well, when looking for original plans, I couldn’t find any that didn’t use 2″ x 4″ boards (seemed uneven to me), and stated what the total completed height was. Sounds silly, but figured if it didn’t already exist, why not make a post to help people (like the 2 out of the 328,983,890 people in the US) who also had trouble. So… please share, like, comment to let your friends know about this post!