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The most unstable situation is adjacent middle blocks, and in general, instabilities near the bottom of the stack are more likely to cause the tower to fall than those at the top because of the greater weight of blocks being held up by the rickety base and because of the longer moment arm. However, it's not quite as simple as setting up a ...


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If you are very dexterous, and are playing with players that are also very dexterous, realize that the math of your choices can determine who wins. Each level can have either 1 or 2 removed from it. Try to leave your opponent(s) in a situation where they have no possible moves. For example, if there is 1 full level, and 1 level with the middle and 1 ...


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It is not necessarily any player's turn, but Player A would win. Not because player B caused the tower to topple - he didn't. But according to the rules: Your turn ends 10 seconds after you stack your block - or as soon as the player to your left touches one. and If you're the last player to stack a block without toppling the tower, you win!" ...


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According to the official 2000 version of the rules: As play proceeds and the weight of the tower shifts, some blocks become looser than others and are easier to remove. You can touch other blocks to find a loose one — but if you move a block out of place, you must fix it (using one hand only) before touching another block. Since this rule includes the ...


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The rules on Hasbro's site say that you can touch other blocks with a single hand, and you must complete a 3 block story. I don't see why it would be unacceptable to either fix the top story with your hand directly to accept a third block, or nudge the top blocks in place with a block in your hand to complete the story. Clearly, if you are required to make a ...


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Welcome to StackExchange! You must complete each layer before starting a new one (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenga#Rules) Only one hand at a time may be used to remove a block; both hands can be used, but only one hand may be on the tower at a time. (see the rules at BoardGameGeek.com)


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I do not believe that the block dimensions vary much, except because of manufacturing error. The Wikipedia page states that the blocks are: Each block is three times as long as its width, and one fifth as thick as its length 1.5×2.5×7.5 cm (0.59×0.98×3.0 in). And the official website states: A classic Jenga game consists of 54 precision-crafted, ...


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Having slept on this issue (sleeping on Jenga - ouch) I've decided to change my previous answer. The rules state you must "stack the block on top of the tower at right angles to the blocks just below it". I would contend that "stack" does not simply mean "place" - or else the rules would have used that word. Looking up a definition of "to stack", you will ...


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From the rules: Your turn ends 10 seconds after you stack your block - or as soon as the player to your left touches one. So in your example the tower has fallen during Player B's turn.



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