Jenga Tournament at the TWA Hotel

Sat Feb 25, 2023
1:00pm ET
Age: 10+
Price: $65 to compete; free for spectators
TWA Hotel

The National Blocking Association is holding a Jenga tournament at the landmark TWA Hotel at JFK Airport. Teams battle for a $10,000 top prize and major bragging rights. Who will level up? Who will block away a champion? Whose sneeze will topple dreams?

Competitors ages 10 and up can wiggle, tap and precariously balance their way through a series of gravity-defying battles. The final showdowns for blocking glory take place under the soaring ceilings of the TWA Hotel’s iconic Sunken Lounge. (Hopefully, the rumble of a passing airplane won’t teeter anyone’s tower!) The winning team takes home $10,000 while the runner-up bags $2,500. The third-place team gets $1,000, and fourth-place nabs $500. That’s a lot of blocks!

The entry fee is $65 per "team." A team can be a solo player gunning to take the top prize all for themselves, or a group of two to four players total. And, you're encouraged to create a team theme! The team judged to have the best theme snags a Limited Edition TWA Classic Jenga set.

All are invited to enjoy and observe the spectacle for free! Spectators can also try their (shaky) hands at fun challenges like Block Against the Clock (speed stacking) and the Fuzzy Fingers Challenge (playing Jenga® with gloves). Once the winners are announced, everyone is invited to a block party in the Sunken Lounge.

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