Second Look - Boardgame reviews in depth. Check out that cat.Jenga Tetris is the first in an upcoming Tetris line of games from Hasbro. At first glance this seems like it would be a sure-fire win, and it almost is.

Jenga Tetris is played very similar to regular Jenga. The tower is built, you take a piece, you put it on top. Unlike regular Jenga, gaps are allowed in the tower as it’s being build to accommodate the Tetris pieces. This makes for a very exciting, and unpredictable, tower.

So what’s the catch? This sounds like it’d be a blast!

Rob with Giant Tetris JengaThe catch is the hollow, plastic pieces. The pieces are very light, and very slippery. This does not a great Jenga game make. All the time while playing I felt if the pieces had a bit more weight, and weren’t as slick, that we’d have more fun playing instead of constantly having to rebuild a fallen tower.

You know what is kinda fun, though? Playing with these pieces on top of the Jenga Boom detonator. Between that thing, and these flimsy pieces, it’s a hot mess of a good time.

Final verdict? Pass on this. It could have been great if only the pieces were a bit better.

A copy of Jenga Tetris was provided free for review by Hasbro.