In the classic game Jenga, players gracefully remove wooden blocks from a self-standing tower. As each block is removed the structure begins to tilt and sway, until one unlucky player causes the entire tower to come down with a thundering crash. However, in the online cash game Jenga from Paddy Power Games, the player's objective is quite the opposite! You'll be hoping that the tower comes crashing down and you can cash in on the jackpot.
Jenga's gameplay is very similar to that of a classic slot machine. You bet on various lines (unfortunately your only two choices are 9 or 18 lines) of the Jenga tower in the hopes that 3 colored bricks of the same color will match on that line. A match removes bricks from the tower and add them to the top of the structure. Remove enough bricks and you can cause the tower to topple, generating a free game play!
During gameplay other special blocks can appear to add some variety to the game. Magic blocks (which look like a psychedelic mood ring) transforms all the blocks it touches into a single color, greatly increasing your chances of several color matches. Layer bombs come in red, yellow, and green forms and will destroy and rebuild two, four, or eight levels of the tower, respectively, when activated. Payouts are also based on colors, with the highest payouts going to matches of blue (100), white (50), or red (25) bricks. One final note on colors: if you get bored with the background, just click to change it!
During my time playing the game, I had greater success when betting on all 18 lines. It also got very exciting when I'd match several bricks on the initial play, triggering bonus bricks on the top of the tower, and then having these bricks match for even more winnings! There were also some times when I wanted to jiggle the monitor of my computer screen just hoping for the tower to collapse and earn a free game!
Paddy Power Games currently has a promotion for new players that bet 2 euros can get 2 euros free. And you can always give the game a try for free before playing for real cash. So why don't you sign up and give Jenga a try?