By any scale of reckoning, I think it fair to consider the game of Jenga a phenomenal success. Few novel game ideas are ever turned into products that even make it to market. Very few that do make it to market last beyond a season or two, and very, very few of those become a household name worldwide.
Jenga is one of these very, very few of the very few.
Though I am a professional games designer (one of few) and have researched, devised, published, and marketed close to forty games during the past twenty-six years (some original, some derivative, some more successful than others), I have always struggled to find an entirely satisfactory answer when asked to explain the secret of the appeal and success of Jenga, my first game.
This book is the result of my attempt to find an answer.