How to Play Numbered Jenga with Dice (with 1,2,4 Dice)

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Inspired by the classic game of Jenga, this variant of Jenga has a different strategy.

The game is more of a test of your strategic and tactical skills. You need to think fast, think ahead, and think about different moves. 

If you can play Jenga well, you can play Numbered Jenga well too.

In this post, you will find a complete guide on how to play numbered Jenga with dice!

I have covered rules to play with 4 dice, 2 dice, and even with a single dice with different types of games that you can play.

Let’s get started!

What is Numbered Jenga?

Numbered Jenga is a variant of the classic game of Jenga. It only differs from the original game in the way that the tower is numbered from 1 to 54. 

This Jenga set comes with Numbered Jenga Blocks and 4 dice to play.

How to play Numbered Jenga with Dice
Playing Numbered Jenga With Dice

When playing with this set of rules, you need to think ahead about how you plan to pull out the blocks without falling.

Different from the original, this game requires a lot of planning and strategic thinking.

Here’s how you can play Numbered Jenga with dice.

How to Play Numbered Jenga with 4 Dice?

Numbered Jenga comes with 4 dice in the pack. This game would be the game of Addition.

Here are the rules to play this game:

  1. Start the game by rolling 4 dice and putting a number on the blocks. 
  2. Count the total number of 4 dice rolled. You can have a count ranging from 4 to 24 by rolling 4 dice and summing the outcome.
  3. You can now remove the numbered Jenga from the tower of 54 Jenga blocks.
  4. If you get 15 as the sum of the dice you can remove in its reverse state also. For eg. if 15 is the count you can remove the number 15 block or 51 blocks, for the count as 4 we will remove either 04 or 40th numbered Jenga block.
  5. After removing the numbered block we need to put it back on the top of the Jenga tower.
  6. We would continue playing as the above steps till the Jenga tower falls down. The last move that causes the Jenga tower to fall makes the last move giver lose the game.

How to Play Numbered Jenga with 2 Dice?

The game of numbered Jenga with 2 dice is a little more simple. You will need a set of 2 dice and a set of numbered blocks. 

You can either play an addition game or even a multiplication game using 2 dice with a numbered Jenga.

Rules to play Addition Game of Numbered Jenga with 2 dice:

  1. Start the game by rolling the dice and putting a number on the blocks. Start by placing the blocks on 1. 
  2. From there, each person is able to take a block and move the number one higher than the last person. Let’s say someone rolls a 2, and they take the block and move it to the number 2. That person then takes another block and moves that block to the number 3. 
  3. You then take that block and move it to the number 4 and so on. 
  4. When all the dice have been used up, you will be at the number 1. 
  5. From there, you will be able to take one block out of the tower, and the game will start over from the beginning.

Rules to play Multiplication Game of Numbered Jenga with 2 dice:

  1. Roll two dice.
  2. Multiply the outcome from the two rolled dice. It can range from 1 to 36.
  3. Remove the Jenga Block as per the multiplication outcome from the two rolled dice.
  4. Continue playing turns until the Jenga Tower Collapses.
  5. The last move giver loses and the other person wins. If you play more than two persons, then you need to continue eliminating one by one after the Jenga tower falls till you get the winner.

How to Play Numbered Jenga with a Single Dice?

You can play Numbered Jenga with a single Dice also. With Single dice, you can play a Piece-By-Piece removal game.

You can play multi-player in this game without any problem.

  1. Take the dice and roll to get the count which can be anywhere between 1 and 6.
  2. Here you need to remove as many Jenga blocks as per the count.
  3. Out of the 54 Jenga Blocks placed remove the number of blocks as per the dice number. For eg: remove 3 blocks if 3 comes on Dice.
  4. The player who drops the Jenga tower loses.

How Are These Rules Different from Regular and Colored Jenga Games?

The main difference between these rules from the Original Classic Jenga Rules is that you need to be thinking about your moves ahead of time. You can’t just keep pulling whatever block looks most appealing. 

You need to think about all the different moves you can make and how they’ll affect the game.

This is also a game that requires a lot of planning and strategizing. 

There will be times when you’ll need to choose between two moves that differ slightly, and there will be times when you’ll need to choose between two moves that differ greatly.


Let’s conclude the post on how to play Numbered Jenga with dice!

Jenga is a classic game that requires a lot of planning and strategizing.

It’s a game that tests your skills at thinking ahead and at thinking about different moves.

Playing numbered Jenga with dice is another way to challenge yourself in this game.

Number Jenga does not give you total freedom in choosing the Jenga Blocks.

This makes it dependent on luck in the case your count gets to a number that is impossible to remove.

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