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Board GameJaipur Review
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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: Rob Prior, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Jaipur is a two-player collecting and trading card game where you compete to become the wealthiest merchant at an Indian market. You collect and swap cards to build combinations, so that you can trade them for valuable commodities. It is about trading at the right time, for the right price - like a board game version of Bargain Hunt.

To start you shuffle and deal a hand of five cards to both players that represent the seven commodities (gold, cloth, camels and so on). These can be traded and act as your currency. The remaining cards are shuffled and make up the marketplace.

Each turn, a player can choose to swap cards from their hand with other cards in the marketplace or to spend their cards on commodity tokens, all of which have different scoring values. The more cards you swap at once, the more points score.

As you play, the commodities become more scarce and you race to complete a set of three. The round is then over and you count up your final scores, adding the value of your commodities to the bonuses that you have collected. The player with the highest score wins that round and the first to win two rounds it the overall winner.

The result is a game where players must balance going after the more scarce (and valuable) commodities or aim to build combinations that require more cards but are overall worth more points. To win you need a mix of pre-planned strategy and adaptation to the trading conditions that luck and your opponent create.

DetailsGame Details

Skill Rating: 9-14 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2009, updated in 2019

Genres: Collecting and Strategy

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

Developer: Asmodee USA (@Asmodee_USA)

Players: 2

 

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DurationDuration

Learn to Play: This takes 20 minutes to learn. To make learning to play easier, you should play an open handed round first, so that you can discuss your thoughts about swapping and trading with your opponent.

Once you begin to play competitively, remember:
  • Tokens need to be stacked in depending value, so early trades are worth more.
  • When you trade more than three cards, you get a bonus scoring token.
  • Keep an eye on what colour cards your opponent takes, so you can have an idea of their strategy.

Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 45 minutes to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 2 players in the same room.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

9-14 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players may be able to understand the mechanics of the game, but may need assistance with strategic decision making and knowing when and what to trade.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.

CostsCosts

Jaipur usually costs £19.99.
 

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AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Jaipur Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Asmodee_USA) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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