Jaipur

Fast paced and easy to learn Quite a fun game to play.

I recently bought the game Jaipur. Here is the description from the manufacturer :

My kingdom for a camel. Work hard, earn more than your opponent and become the official merchant of the Maharaja. At the beginning of the game, three camel cards and two merchandise cards are on the table between the players, who already have five cards in hand. On your turn, you can take some cards or sell some. Each time that you take cards, you can take one or more, however if you decide to take more, then you will have to trade in the same amount of cards from your hand that you take. If you decide to take all camel cards, then they can be used later to trade. You can sell all the merchandise that you want, as long as they are all the same type. For each sale, you will receive tokens with various point values. At the end of the game, the player who has the majority of the camels also wins points.

I really enjoyed the game, it is super easy to learn (after 10 minutes, you kind of get the jist of it) and you play it at a fast pace. The first player who wins 2 rounds wins the game. Every round is about 20 minutes more or less. You can only play the game with 2 people.

Each player starts with 5 cards and tries to buy, sell or exchange goods with the goal of having the most money (rupees) at the end. There are 7 types of goods including Camels, these are not worth anything, but the player that has the most camels at the end of the game wins 5 rupees). Of course some goods are more expensive than others.

The game looks very simple but has actually quite a lot of strategy to it with some luck factor.

Anyway in conclusion, it’s a very good game. It’s fun to play, easy to setup and doesn’t last too long.

I bought some other games lately and will try to review them in the coming weeks. There is one that I really enjoyed : Pandemic. The others are Lost Cities and Cashflow (I still didn’t play this one but it was a bit expensive, hope the game is good).

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