Donkey Kong Lives again in Jenga
by Mark R
Hopefully you caught our entry on the Lego Donkey Kong. It appears that this classic Nintendo game is today’s theme with the release of Donkey Kong Jenga.
This version of Jenga comes with 54 black hardwood blocks made up to look like the classic Donkey Kong girders. This Donkey Kong Jenga looks like it has different rules than the traditional one of “you take a block from the bottom, and you put it on top”, as it comes with a spinner and some multi-colored playing pieces. Now you can help Mario save Pauline, or…the whole thing comes crashing down, I guess.
I suppose that it is just a matter of time before Jenga got into the franchise tie-in market. As for me, I was more than happy with 54 blocks made of plain wood. I suppose that Jenga is taking a page from the Monopoly playbook. Not that Jenga needs to alter its rules to be more like Monopoly (or any other game for that matter), but I’ve seen Monopoly versions that range from Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, to individual universities.
This Donkey Kong themed Jenga is available at Amazon.com for about $24.95. That, or you can wait until it comes to Wal-Mart.