Location: Yellow Shelf - Bar row 4 - A
Name Jaipur (2009)
Complexity 1.4835
BGG Rank 147
Player Count 2 - 2
Mechanism(s) Card Drafting, Hand Management, Hidden Victory Points, Market, Score-and-Reset Game, Set Collection

You are one of the two most powerful traders in the city of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, but that's not enough for you because only the merchant with two "seals of excellence" will have the privilege of being invited to the Maharaja's court. You are therefore going to have to do better than your direct competitor by buying, exchanging, and selling at better prices, all while keeping an eye on both your camel herds.

Jaipur is a fast-paced card game, a blend of tactics, risk and luck. On your turn, you can either take or sell cards. If you take cards, you have to choose between taking all the camels, taking one card from the market, or swapping 2-5 cards between the market and your cards.

If you sell cards, you get to sell only one type of good, and you receive as many chips for that good as the number of cards you sold. The chips' values decrease as the game progresses, so you'd better hurry! On the other hand, you receive increasingly high rewards for selling three, four, or five cards of the same good at a time, so you'd better wait!

You can't sell camels, but they're paramount for trading and they're also worth a little something at the end of the round, enough sometimes to secure the win, so you have to use them smartly.

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Lists with this game

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The Dice Tower 2018 People's Choice 72 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)
Rahdo Runs Through 2017 Rahdo 3 Top Ten 2 Player Only
The Dice Tower 2021 Zee Garcia 8 Top 10 Casual Two Player Games
The Dice Tower 2021 Mike DiLisio 7 Top 10 Casual Two Player Games
The Dice Tower 2021 People's Choice 2 Top 10 Casual Two Player Games