Games offer benefits beyond the obvious one: fun

In 1968, singer-songwriter Joe South introduced his hit song, “Games People Play.” Halfway around the world, Leslie Scott had a different take on the word “games.” Based on a lively family activity using children’s wooden building blocks purchased from a sawmill in Takoradi, Ghana, Scott founded what today is known as Jenga. If you’re not familiar with this game named for a Swahili word, kujenga, which means “to build,” players take turns removing one block at a time from a...

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