For our version of the game I printed out scrabble tiles and glues them to the jenga blocks. It's a lot of work but seeing the excitement in the kids eyes when you say "we're playing jenga" makes it all worth it.
|An afternoon of cutting and pasting|
|High level of concentration|
I played this game during my summer classes. I split the class into teams and got a member from each team to come up and make a three letter word by strategically moving jenga blocks. Teams were then awarded points which are calculated by adding the the points written on the scrabble tiles. I didn't tell my students how the scoring worked but when they figured it out, it challenged them to make better words. We had a lot of fun with it, the wobbly desk in my classroom added to the intensity.
I hope you and your students can have as much fun.