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Christopher Nichols
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9
Nov 2014
Theme- Mario, Jenga, Tower
Players- 1+
Play Time- Varies
Board Type- Jenga
Competitive, Dexterity Based, Party, Drinking

Recommend To- People with Good Dexterity, Party Gamers, Mario Fans, Jenga Fans
2014-11-18
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Matthew Jaeschke
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8.5
Jul 2014
Jenga with the addition of a race-to-the-top mechanic. The tower tends to fall over before that happens so keep an eye out for who was furthest up when things get tippy. The spinner can really ruin your day but it keeps each turn interesting. Even if you don't want to play with the extra Donkey Kong mechanics, the basic Jenga game is intact and the blocks look sharp in black with the pink girders printed on them.
2014-07-06
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J B
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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Oct 2009*
More fun than regular Jenga. The Mario/Jumpman pieces don't always properly fit in the Jenga-brick holes though.
2009-10-05
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Rue Sailmana
Netherlands
Zaandam
Noord-Holland
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8
Dec 2012
Like Jenga. The Donkey Kong aspect doesn't add much, but it looks cool (Eindhoven)
2015-03-30
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Elliott Monroe
United States
Newark
Ohio
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8
Jan 2014
Fun twist on original classics; Jenga & DK.
2014-11-20
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Joseph Souder
United States
Middletown
Ohio
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7
May 2012
Mario pegs rarely fit into holes on blocks but a fun themed Jenga.
2012-05-21
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Grayson Doherty
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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7
Dec 2009*
Just got this, been waiting forever! Time to play it bye. Great theme, nice pieces, holes need a little working in though. That sounded dirty.
2008-12-05*
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Jeff Black
United States
Unspecified
Illinois
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7
Jan 2009*
I got this because I didn't have Jenga, and this is pretty cool with the donkey kong artwork. You can play it like normal Jenga if you want, plus the mario stuff adds another twist. Unfortunately the mario pieces to don't fit into the blocks very well, but I think that's just from being new out of the box, we went through and worked out all the holes, and it works better now.
2009-01-04*
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Joel Allan
Australia
Toowoomba
Queensland
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7
Sep 2011
Probably one of the best re-theme ideas they could have come up for the game Jenga, specially if you like classic videogames. The appearance fits perfectly with the setting of the game, as every Jenga block is now a piece of girder, that together form the familiar construction tower from the arcade game, and this version adds a whole new aspect to the game incorporating the Mario figures trying to race for the top of the construction to reach Donkey Kong and save Pauline.
2010-06-06
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Sean Chick (Formerly Paul O'Sullivan)
United States
New Orleans
Louisiana
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Fag an bealac! Riam nar druid ar sbarin lann! Erin go Bragh! Remember Ireland and Fontenoy!
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Well, I'm afraid it'll have to wait. Whatever it was, I'm sure it was better than my plan to get out of this by pretending to be mad. I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here?
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7
Jan 2011
The best of its breed.
2011-01-02
John Wong
Canada
Markham
Ontario
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7
Jun 2012
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2015-01-16
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Michael Stachiw
United States
Bayonne
New Jersey
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7
Dec 2011
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2011-12-13
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Bryan Schneider
United States
Ohio
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7
May 2012
It's Jenga. Only a terrorist could hate Jenga.
2012-04-17
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Alphonso McCutchen
United States
South Carolina
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7
Dec 2012
I saw this being played on Big Bang Theory and thought, "Man, I want to be cool like that!" =D

I'm quite pleased that this themed edition of Jenga is not just a paint job; it includes a simple variation on the ruleset that makes the game feel more like Donkey Kong.
2012-12-07
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Hans Rasmusson
Sweden
Malmö
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7
Mar 2013
1-4 Players

Just so fun!
2013-05-09
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Matt Grieko
United States
Warwick
Rhode Island
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7
Mar 2013
A really cool addition to the basic game of Jenga. It has novelty appeal, but it also functions pretty well. I fail at it being horrible at coordination.
2013-03-27
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Johnny Heering
United States
Connecticut
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7
Jan 2015
Mario pieces don't fit into the blocks so good.
2015-01-11
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Del Turner
Canada
Victoria
British Columbia
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6.5
Feb 2012
My spinner gets stuck so it always stops on the same spot.

I should move this into the archive since the "make shit fall down" category is plenty filled at my house
2015-03-20
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Jeremy Plante
Canada
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6.5
Mar 2012
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2013-05-05
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Eric Evans
United States
Port Angeles
Washington
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6
Dec 2008*
Like new.
2015-08-14
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Martin Smith
New Zealand
Wellington
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Dec 2008*
Quite fun. We got rid of our original Jenga, but this version looks cool, still permits the old game to be played, but also provides the Donkey Kong/Mario version as an alternative. The latter does add some variation and greater interest. [For once a themed variant product that looks good and makes some sense also!] Agree with comments regarding problems with the holes - you need to loosen them up (BEFORE the game). Well done.
2008-12-31*
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Nathan Morse
United States
Powell
Ohio
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Jan 2010
Yeah, the Mario pegs not fitting into most of the girder holes isn't so great, but this is brilliant. I'm tempted simply to sand down the pegs. This is what Jenga wanted to be all along.
2010-05-26
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Karl R
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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Thank you Mario...
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But our princess is in another Overtext box
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Jan 2010*
I like it better than regular Jenga. Theme is fun and the mario thing works well with multiple players.
2010-01-07
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Jordan Stewart
Canada
Saint John
New Brunswick
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Apr 2010
Looks cool. The mario peg things are kind of lame though. a neat Jenga set regardless.
2011-05-19
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Alan Fluck
United States
Laurel
Maryland
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Apr 2010
It's Jenga, with some Donkey Kong chrome.
2010-04-28
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Steven Harder
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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Dec 2010
Sticky blocks make for a challenging game.
2010-08-13
6
Sep 2010
Nice pieces, but the new "Mario" gameplay is not good at all.
2011-11-09
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Ben Lott
United States
Mason
Michigan
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6
Aug 2010
This game is a strange variant on the Jenga system. They changed the victory conditions by adding these Mario figures that are climbing up the tower to try and reach Donkey Kong. This new victory condition adds a level of strategy to the game, as you are able to pull out girders that will help you reach the top faster or that will knock down your opponents. Unfortunately, they also add a random spinner that determines how high you go and how many girders you must pull. This can lead to an unfair advantage for some players if they simply spin better.

It offers a fun nostalgic feel as you delve into those memories of playing the original Donkey Kong game, and also memories of playing traditional Jenga. It should also be noted that you don't have to play with the new rules, and can play traditional Jenga with these pieces as well. However, I can't imagine leaving out the Donkey Kong rules, because every time I've played this game with new people at least one of them mentions how this version is way better than the original Jenga game. I don't know how much I agree with them (especially since it seems virtually impossible for a Mario to reach the top of the tower) but it is a fun distraction and offers a new twist on an old dexterity classic.
2010-08-25
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Jonathan Kift
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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6
Sep 2011
The best possible Jenga? It seems quite likely.
2011-09-20
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Mark Rousar
United States
Warrenville
Illinois
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6
Jul 2011
Adds a nice twist to the classic Jenga. Mario slowly marches up the tower trying to rescue the princess. I do like the winning mechanic much better. Instead of just the person behind the one who knocked the tower over winning (classic jenga) the one who had the highest mario wins. We've never actually gotten our Mario to the top of the tower...one day Donkey Kong....one day.
2011-07-11
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Drew Thomson
Canada
Stittsville
Ontario
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"We are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." - Tennyson
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6
Aug 2011
A family favourite. If you're thinking of getting Jenga, spend a little extra to get this version instead. It introduces a new way to play that is lots of fun (especially if you're into video games) and you can also choose to play regular Jenga with the bricks as well.
2014-05-23
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The root of all evil... but you can call me cookie.
United States
Gainesville
Florida
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Jan 2012
It's Jenga with Mario's and a spinner.
2012-01-04
Martin Diehl
United States
Junction City
Kansas
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The eerie war chant emanating from the morning fog set chills down every spine. "Lah, lah, la lah, lah, lah."
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Feb 2013
Fun game to play with kids. More to it than just removing the pieces which both reduces the boredom and the play time. I'm a sucker for the aesthetics as well
2013-10-29
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Adam Royds
Australia
Sydney
New South Wales
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6
Sep 2012
Jenga is so fun drunk.
2012-08-09
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Derek Gard

Fort Wayne
Indiana
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Jul 2014
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2014-08-10
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Evan O'Connor
United States
Massachusetts
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Feb 2015
Variant rules are fun, and it never hurts to have a Jenga tower in case a game of Dread breaks out.
2015-03-31
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David Hernandez
United States
Lancaster
Pennsylvania
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Jul 2015
Best version of Jenga.
2015-07-12
Gregg Lewis
United States
Abilene
Texas
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5.75
Mar 2009*
this variant actually got me to play Jenga. That should say something. Build quality needs to be better - the painted blocks are sticky and the Marioes (how do you pluralize 'Mario'?) don't always fit where they're supposed to.
2009-04-06
David Medeiros
United States
Pawtucket
Rhode Island
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5.5
Dec 2009*
+2.5 for mario
2009-12-28
Matthew Pearson
United States
Nebraska
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Dec 2014
It's Jenga....but with Donkey Kong (classic version) and Mario. Or rather I guess I should say, Mario's. Each player has a different colored Mario starting at the bottom of the tower racing to the top to save the princess. And how you get there is by cool little spinner that comes with the game. Depending on your results you could move three spaces up and remove three different blocks (girders) or no spaces and still have to remove blocks.

Components are great. Really gives you a nostalgic feel if you grew up playing the OLD Donkey Kong.
2013-12-19
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William Bussick
United States
Reno
Nevada
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5
Mar 2009*
A terrific theme for Jenga, but adds little to the game play. The box is about twice as wide, and the blocks won't stack inside. Strangely enough, the painted blocks don't seem to slide as easily as the "natural" set.
2009-03-20
Robert Carroll
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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5
Dec 2009*
See Jenga.
2009-12-03
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Shaun Austin
Australia
Townsville
Queensland
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I have crushed the Pirates of the Dark Star in combat!
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5
May 2011
A new twist on Jenga but really only fun for those who remember the original Arcade.
2011-05-31
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Mike Jones
United States
Gainesville
Florida
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Yeah it's here! Really it's right here.
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5
Feb 2011
Hey, Donkey Kong sound effects add one point over normal Jenga for me.
2011-02-26
Joe Romero
United States
Whittier
CA
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Apr 2013
It's Jenga, everyone knows it, so what makes this version special?

Well it looks awesome, and there's a mode where you can climb Mario up the tower, losing his footing whenever a block is pulled out from underneath him.

That mode rarely has any sort of impact however, as 90% of the time, the tower is going to fall anyway.
2012-07-12
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Tovarich Pizann
United States
Burbank
California
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5
Jul 2011
God I wanted to love this game so much, but the Donkey Kong add-on just doesn't work - the holes in the blocks are too small, and the plastic on the Marios is too thick. Still works fine as Jenga qua Jenga though.
2011-07-09
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Ross G.
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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Stale pastry is hollow succor to a man who is bereft of ostrich.
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5
Aug 2011
After 1 Play: The stuff the variant adds are pointless and at times annoying. You could just use the parts to play standard Jenga, but while they look cool, the paint makes the blocks the the tiniest bit sticky, which can really screw with the game.
2011-09-09
Weston Stapleton
United States
Keller
23401
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5
Sep 2013
Donkey Kong mechanics make it a bit more interesting.
2013-09-29
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Jordan Fraser
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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5
Dec 2013
This version of Jenga is slightly worse than the original. The pieces feel a bit cheap compared to the original blocks and the DK variant is mediocre.
2014-12-17
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Marc de Bruyn
Canada
London
Ontario
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Apr 2012
Fun to have on the shelf, not the worst option if you're looking for a quick dexterity-based fix.
2012-04-16
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