A fun evening at our clubhouse

@JudyEv (321798)
Rockingham, Australia
February 10, 2024 5:26pm CST
Because of the risk of covid, and against my better judgement, we went up to the clubhouse last night. Every Friday, those who want to gather there for nibbles and drinks. Some organise fish and chips or pizzas to have as their dinner. There was a nice group there and towards the end of the evening, they brought out Jenga. This game has other names depending on the manufacturer and comes in different sizes. Our own set fits in a tin. As you can see in the photo, this set was made of quite large blocks. Often, it’s played with two people but last night groups of four took it in turns to remove a block and place it on the top of the tower. Whoever places the last block that causes the tower to topple over loses. It’s a lot of fun. As you can see, I could barely reach to place the last block in place. I’ll add a photo of it falling down in the first of the responses.
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@xFiacre (12469)
• Ireland
10 Feb
@judyev Fun in the company of friends is a good kind of fun, especially since it doesn’t cost much.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Feb
It was a good night. The games helped everyone mix and chat rather than just all sitting round a table and only talking to those next to you. I said I'd add the other photo and nearly forgot.
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@LadyDuck (451701)
• Switzerland
11 Feb
@JudyEv OOPS! It's gone.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Feb
@LadyDuck Once it went, we were all dancing out of the way of the blocks.
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@rebelann (110406)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Feb
That looks similar to a weird game Spock played on Star Trek ..... I'd lose for sure if I tried it.
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@TheHorse (201871)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
It (Star Trek) is seen as classic among Americans. I was never a "Trekkie," but I can remember and cite lines from certain episodes.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Feb
@TheHorse Every one but me seems to know bits and pieces from it.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Feb
I don't think I've seen Star Trek or if I did it was in the dim, dark ages.
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@AmbiePam (83879)
• United States
10 Feb
I love life size Jenga and life size Connect Four. It’s so much more fun because it gets people really involved. Your picture looks like a lot of fun.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Feb
I hadn't played this with four but that was a really good idea too.
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@kaylachan (54444)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
10 Feb
I love playing that game. I've "lost" a few times. I remember there was a game I played where I could no longer reach the top of the stack.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Feb
We nearly needed a stool for this one but it fell down just after this photo was taken.
@LadyDuck (451701)
• Switzerland
11 Feb
This is an interesting and entertaining game. I am so short that I would have not reached the top.
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@LadyDuck (451701)
• Switzerland
11 Feb
@JudyEv I would have needed a small footstool to place those blocks in the photo.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Feb
@LadyDuck We were all at about the limit of our reach.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Feb
With the small one I have, there is no problem with it getting too high. These size blocks are good for a group gathering. Everyone can see what's happening.
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@1creekgirl (39927)
• United States
11 Feb
I bet that really was a fun night!
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@1creekgirl (39927)
• United States
12 Feb
@JudyEv I wish we had a group like that around here.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Feb
Everyone enjoyed the evening. Having the games to play was a good idea as it got everyone up and mixing a bit.
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@kareng (52691)
• United States
11 Feb
Sounds like a fun, fun evening!
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@kareng (52691)
• United States
12 Feb
@JudyEv Good times!
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Feb
It was a lot of fun. We have some other games in mind for another week so we'll mix it up a bit each week.
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@snowy22315 (166910)
• United States
11 Feb
Jenga is fun. I have it.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Feb
My Mum loved it even at 100. We'd find a loose one and push it a little way out then she'd very carefully take it the rest of the way.
@RebeccasFarm (81998)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
11 Feb
Is that you in the photo Judy? I had never played this and never heard of it called that name, but I do know of it. I am glad you got out, be danged with covid.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
11 Feb
@JudyEv You are such a lovely lady Judy..looking fit. Good on ya
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Feb
@RebeccasFarm Thanks. I've started doing 10 minutes a day exercise following some guy on YouTube. I know my legs are getting weaker.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Feb
Yes, that's me. I was on tiptoe trying to reach the top.
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@wolfgirl569 (91880)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Feb
That was a stretch for you
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Feb
I was really surprised that we managed to get it up so high.
@wolfgirl569 (91880)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Feb
@JudyEv And then it went boom . That is a great picture
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@TheHorse (201871)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
I may have to add this to my list of things to do with "stacky blocks." Jenga is so much fun. Like you, I have mostly payed the "little version."
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@TheHorse (201871)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Feb
@JudyEv I like to say "Oh no!" when everything falls.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Feb
@TheHorse We didn't exactly scream but a big shout went up.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Feb
It was good in this instance playing with four - more mixing and interactions.
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@Ronrybs (17688)
• London, England
11 Feb
Never seen a giant Jenga set before. Must be as much danger of falling in to it as it toppling over!
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Feb
It got pretty dodgy at the finish. We were all ready to get our toes out of the way once it toppled.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 Feb
@Ronrybs Several times towards the end I was thinking I wouldn't have to worry about another turn but then they'd all succeed and I was faced with all these blocks again.
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@Ronrybs (17688)
• London, England
13 Feb
@JudyEv Excellent time for an earthquake!
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11 Feb
Enjoying this brave group of lovely women, so far? That jenga tower looks so challengingly tall!!!
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Feb
Any taller and we would have needed a stool.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
11 Feb
Great pix. I'm glad you two got out; but I hope you stay healthy! Enjoy your day.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Feb
Thanks. Vince badly wanted to go and we did have a good time. We're both still well at the moment.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
12 Feb
@JudyEv You're welcome. I hope you stay that way.
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@shaggin (71531)
• United States
11 Feb
I’ve seen Jenga games that are very large like this but have never played them. My older kids and I had the smaller traditional size that fits in a tin.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Feb
I have the set in a tin too. That's just as much fun.
@sjvg1976 (41130)
• Delhi, India
11 Feb
It seems to be a fun. You might have enjoyed your time.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Feb
Yes, thanks. We did enjoy our evening there.
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@Shiva49 (26119)
• Singapore
11 Feb
"Not for the faint of heart"! Such pastimes keep you young though.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Feb
It's a relatively simple game. Egos can't get in the way too much - not like some games.
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@thelme55 (76270)
• Germany
11 Feb
Wow! That’s fun. I have not played it.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Feb
You have to pull out a rod and place it up the top. It's easy for a start but then gets harder and harder.
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• Northampton, England
11 Feb
Aussie jenga a bit different .lol
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Feb
Probably not much - just a bigger version maybe. I have a small set but this one would take up too much room.
@Beestring (12727)
• Hong Kong
11 Feb
Sounds like a fun game.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Feb
It was a lot of fun and everyone could join in.
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