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Discover the history behind the Jenga® Ocean™ game

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Discarded fishing nets have been identified as the most harmful form of plastic pollution in the ocean. These nets drift through the ocean and entangle sea birds, seals, sharks, whales, octopuses, turtles, and other sea life. According to different marine organizations, tens of thousands of marine animals are strangled, suffocated, or injured by these plastics every year.

Due to the continuing accumulation of fishing nets in the ocean, Jenga® decided to create the Jenga® Ocean™ game, the first board game ever to be made 100% from recycled fishing nets. If your family loves playing board games, then you should definitely check out this eco-friendly update on the classic Jenga® game. Your Jenga® Ocean™ game not only helps ocean animals and marine ecosystems, but it is also a great and fun way to keep your friends and family entertained in an environmentally conscientious way. Play! Learn! Help Save Ocean Animals!

Discover the history behind Jenga® Ocean™ game

Jenga® Ocean™ game blocks are the same size as Classic Jenga® blocks. Find out four facts of what makes this set of Jenga® so special.

1. Jenga® Ocean™ games have been created with the help of Bureo

The Jenga® Ocean™ game is very special, since each block is made from over 25 square feet of recycled fishing nets. This is done with the help of a company called Bureo which provides the recycled fishing net material. Their recycling program consists of old nets gathered and cleaned by local partners, then taken to a factory for mechanical shredding before they are melted and turned into pellets. These pellets are then turned into Jenga® Ocean™ game blocks.

2. Jenga® Ocean™ game has a unique design

Not only is the Jenga® Ocean™ game created from recycled fishing nets, but half of the blocks are molded with images inspired by the sea. Lake Buckley, a surfer, designer, artist and explorer is the person behind these images of marine animals that are affected by fishing net pollution. The idea behind the artwork is to bring awareness to the player about the situation in the ocean and how recycling is important. Helping to protect ocean sea life and ecosystems is Buckley’s main goal. Also, the Jenga® Ocean™ game is waterproof, and the packaging is 100% recyclable.

3. The Jenga® Ocean™ game can be played with “Save the Ocean Animals” rules

There is an optional way of playing. First, you play a traditional game of Jenga®. Half of the blocks in a Jenga® Ocean™ game have marine animal images. As soon as the tower falls, each player tries to gather as many sea animal blocks as he or she can. A point is earned for each block collected, and points are deducted from the player who knocked over the tower. Several rounds can be played to reach an agreed upon point total.

4. Jenga® Ocean™ game won Spring 2018 Academics' Choice Brain Toy Award

The Jenga® Ocean™ game is so environmentally friendly and brings awareness to issues of pollution to such a global level, that it won the Spring 2018 Academics’ Choice Brain Toy Award. The mission of this award is to help improve our thinking and decision-making skills as well as to help make the world a smarter and more thoughtful place. The Jenga® Ocean™ game is not only a great source of entertainment. It encourages recycling and helps raise awareness of dangers facing marine life and the importance of the ocean to our ecosystem. Your family and friends will not only have fun, they will want to help the Earth become a better place!

All the fun of Classic Jenga® game, but made with RECYCLED pieces!

Play your Jenga® Ocean™ game, and get the whole family involved in making the Earth a better place. Are you ready to help marine animals? Discover the Jenga® Ocean™ game at jengagiant.com!