The Candle Jenga Rules

Candle Jenga is a variation of Jenga that uses candles instead of wooden blocks. The game is played with a tower of candles, each with a wick and a hole. The players take turns to light a candle from the tower and place it on top, without making the tower fall. The game can be fun and romantic, but also dangerous and messy.

Candle Jenga Rules

Candle Jenga is similar to the original Jenga game, but with a twist. The candles are smaller and lighter, which makes the game easier and faster. The players can use two hands to move the candles, but they have to be careful not to burn themselves or the tower. You can play Candle Jenga with any number of players, from one to many, and can last from a few minutes to several hours.

Here are some basic rules for candle Jenga:

  • You can play alone or with friends. If you play with friends, you can form teams or play individually.
  • You can use any candle on any level, except the top level being added to. You can choose any candle that is unlit and easy to move, but you can’t take a candle from the top row of the tower.
  • You can only use one hand to light candles. You have to use the same hand for the whole turn, and you can’t switch hands or use both hands at the same time.
  • You can’t use your other hand to hold the tower steady. You have to let the tower balance on its own, and you can’t touch it with your other hand or any other part of your body.
  • The tower should be built to 18 inches high. You have to start with a tower of 18 layers of candles, with each layer perpendicular to the previous one. The tower will grow taller as you play, and can reach over 3 feet high.
  • The Jenga is set up as 20 rows of 3 candles. You have to use 60 candles to build the tower, and arrange them in 20 rows of 3 candles each. Each candle should be aligned with the edges of the tower, and not sticking out or overlapping.
  • You can only take a candle from the tower anywhere apart from the top 2 full rows. You have to leave the top two layers of the tower intact, and only remove candles from the lower levels. You can’t take a candle from a layer that is incomplete or has gaps.

How to build Candle Jenga

Here are some steps for building a candle Jenga set:

Buy or make the candles

You need to buy or make 60 candles, each with a wick and a hole. You can use any type of candles, such as wax, soy, or gel candles. You can also use different colors, shapes, or scents for the candles. You can buy them online or in stores, or make them yourself with a candle making kit.

Build the tower

Place the candles in a vertical tower, with three candles per layer, alternating directions. The player who built the tower goes first, and then the game continues clockwise. On your turn, carefully light a candle from the tower, using a lighter or a match.

Then, place the candle on top of the tower, completing the layer before starting a new one. Your turn ends when you have placed the candle on top of the tower, or when 10 seconds have passed since you lit it, or when the next player touches the tower, whichever happens first.

The game ends when the tower falls, or when any candle falls from the tower, other than the one that a player moved on their turn. The player who caused the tower to fall, or who moved the last candle before it fell, loses the game. The player who completed the last successful turn before the tower fell, wins the game.

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