What It Is
The new Angry Birds Star Wars app comes to life with a new line of toys and games from Hasbro. Players take on Darth Vader and his porky pals in the Jenga Death Star Game. Take turns trying to topple the Empire by loading the X-Wing Fighter launcher with Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca birds. The object of this game, much like the app, is to launch the birds to knock down pigs and score the most points. Follow the instructions to assemble the Death Star using the numbered set-up card and Jenga blocks. The first player rolls the die to determine how many shots he can take and which birds to use. Once the first player has taken all of his shots, it's the next player's turn. Keep alternating turns until the Death Star is destroyed. Add up your score after each turn. Each of the four Stormtrooper pigs is worth 1,000 points. Darth Vader pig is worth 3,000 points. Complete destruction of the Death Star is worth 5,000 points. And any unlaunched birds after the Death Star is destroyed are worth 1,000 points each. The player with the most points after the Death Star is destroyed wins.
The Jenga Death Star Game comes with a Death Star frame, Luke Skywalker bird, Han Solo bird, exclusive Chewbacca bird, Darth Vader pig, four Stormtrooper pigs, an X-Wing Fighter launcher, 31 Jenga blocks, a lock block, a base, a die, and a label sheet for the die. The game is for one to two players.
Is It Fun?
If you're familiar with the game Jenga, you'll realize that the Jenga Death Star Game doesn't really have anything to do with classic Jenga, other than the fact that things fall down. But it does mimic the gameplay in the Angry Birds Star Wars app. It interprets the app in a way that works as a real world skill-and-action game. Kids will like the build-it-knock-it-down competition, although it's also a lot of fun to build and launch solo.
Who It’s For
The Angry Birds Star Wars Jenga Death Star Game is for ages 8 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
The game includes an exclusive code to unlock in-app content. Purchase of the Angry Birds Star Wars app is required.