• Games - Johari
  • Games - Johari


by Worldbuilders Market

$ 20.00

Product Description

Nestled in the heart of the city of Jaipur (India) is the world-famous Johari bazaar. Here gem merchants, like yourself, try to be clever as they buy and sell gems as well as gain prestige to come out on top. But beware of fakes and the occasional thief.  At the end 10 days (rounds) the player with the most gem and prestige wins.

 Each player chooses one of the seven action cards in hand, then they resolve them in order of who has the most gold. They then do this twice more, getting discounts now for the cost of taking certain actions. The action cards let you earn gold, take all the cards from one store or bazaar booth, hire a noble, swap gems, protect yourself for inspections in case you have fake gems, copy your previously played action, or (most important of all) sell gems.

In addition to points from nobles and prestige cards, most of your score will come from gems that you sell — but you need to sell the right gems in the right way. When selling to a jeweler, you need to sell four different types of gems (or three types and gold), but you score only for one of the gem cards sold; when selling to a collector, you sell gems of only one type, but you have to hold the most gems of that type and you score only the difference between what you hold and what the player with the second most gems of this type holds. Status matters in the collector community!

Designer: Carlo Lavezzi
Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60-90 minutes
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All proceeds go to Worldbuilders, a geek-centered nonprofit supporting humanitarian efforts worldwide.