Deliver Suspense And Tension – 40/55 Features Of Best-Selling Board Games
In the same way that we love to watch TV shows that are filled with surprise and sudden shocks, so we love to play Games which have us on tenterhooks like Jenga. Just watch out for that tower tumbling, and tension levels rising before it goes!
We have research tested the game of Jenga many times with families, and there is a palpable level of tension with children, because the tower is a much more significant size if you are much smaller child than if you are an adult – to put it in context, the Jenga tower starts the game at around 28 centimetres, but can end up significantly higher, while the average height of a 6 year old in the UK is around 91cm…therefore the tower is just under 1/3 of the height of the child. All this arithmetic points towards the collapse of the tower being a major event for children, which builds even greater tension and anticipation for the inevitable collapse of the tower.
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