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Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan. You are one of the most powerful merchants of the city. But that's not enough, because only the dealer to the two Seals of Excellence will have the privilege of being invited to the court of Maharaja. So you must measure yourself against your competitor by buying, bartering and selling at better prices than him, while keeping an eye on your respective camels.
Jaipur is easily one of the very best two player games I learned in the past year. Not only was it in the 2010 Spiel des Jahres Recommended list, but it picked up several awards, including the 2010 International Gamers Award in the Two-Player category, and it's proved to be a very popular little game among gamers ever since.
The box contains a deck of cards and scoring tokens. The game has players function as traders in the city of Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan in India. You're going to be buying and exchanging cards from the market, trying to collect sets of goods such as leather, spice, cloth, silver, gold, diamonds, which you'll then trade in for points. There are also camel cards, which allow you to trade multiple cards at once, and this mechanic is part of the genius of the game.
Altogether it just comes together in a way that is tense and rhythmic, to make up a package that rivals some of the best lighter two-player card games out there. While luck-of-the-draw certainly plays a significant role, there's enough room for decisions and it plays quickly enough to make it addictive. The nice components also enhance its case as a superlative choice for casual gaming with a spouse or friend.
I first saw Tom Vasel review this game on youtube then I forgot whether Gameworks send me a free copy or Chris from Toy Fair of the Asmodee gave me a free copy. Anyway, I thought this is a nice little game for a 2 player where 2 people are going back and forth trying to acquire the most point possible before the end game is trigger. And each play can control how fast game gonna end by the use of their camel. I like it enough to say this is a great gateway game for newbies and offer enough meaningful choices each turn.