Dollar Tree has these mini jenga games out on their shelves. Being someone who adores miniature versions of games and isn’t so keen on big sized versions of the games, I bought one.
I brought it to the bar where my friends used Sharpies to modify the game with little challenges and dares such as, “Sing your favorite song aloud,” or, “Ask a stranger their birthday.”
So if they can write it, I can laser it! Enter the mini-jenga jig. This jig is sized specifically for the Dollar Tree games. If you don’t have snapmarks, this jig works so long as you don’t move your jig material. If you do have snapmarks, this jig is reusable.
MiniJenga Jig.pdf (817.9 KB)
The PDF contains two sample sets of jenga to engrave: a challenge set in sans-serif, and a getting to know you set in cursive. If you want to get into the weeds of modification of this jig, here is the layered (at least it is layered in Inkscape) SVG:
though I cannot promise that the fonts will come through.
Score the blue snapmarks so that you can reuse your jig whenever the snapmarks feature comes through for your account, cut the red rectangles and then remove the rectangle you cut out. Pop in your mini jenga pieces (the jig holds one complete game), ignore everything you’ve already cut/scored, and then engrave either the black or the brown writings or writings of your own. I’ve found that the cherry veneer proofgrade settings work a treat for engraving on the tiles, so long as you set their material height correctly. Their material height is a consistent 0.3495 in. (see, now you don’t have to get out your calipers, but you will double check me anyway)