It seems like every day board games are being released for mobile devices. While sometimes it’s nice to hold the cards and pieces in your hand, there are times when it’s easier to just let the device handle setup and the rules. Now Asmodee Digital has released Jaipur for mobile devices.
Asmodee Digital today announced the public release of Jaipur for iOS and Android. Jaipur is a fast-paced card game for two players with a blend of tactics, risk and luck. Originally a two-player card game released by the Swiss publisher GameWorks Sàrl, the mobile version developed by Meeple Touch introduces solo play, a campaign mode, and new game modes, including two multiplayer modes – online cross-platform, and local pass & play. Now Jaipur fans and new players alike can experience the game anywhere.
“Bringing Jaipur to the digital realm has been an exciting process, and an opportunity to add new features thanks to the fervent love for the game displayed by Meeple Touch,” said Sébastien Pauchon, Jaipur’s original game designer. “Seeing the game come to life under the brushes of French artist Vincent Dutrait is an experience in itself. Teaming up with Asmodee Digital and their experience in the field means that newcomers and existing fans can now experience Jaipur in a new, more accessible format.”
“We are very excited to add this great two-player game to our catalogue, as most of us have owned a copy of the physical game for years,” says Asmodee Digital.
Since its original release in 2009, Jaipur has been nominated and awarded several prizes around the world, such as Spiel des Jahres (recommended), International Gamers Awards (finalist) Spanish Game of the Year (winner), GAMES’s Best New Family Card Game (winner), Fairplay’s Best Card Game of the year (winner) BGGeek’s Best Card Game (nominee) and Best 2-player Game (nominee). Jaipur is also currently ranked 10th on BGGeek’s Best Family Games huge list.
Jaipur includes a comprehensive interactive tutorial and an all-new, mobile-exclusive campaign mode. Players take on the role of one of the most powerful traders in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, dueling to demonstrate to the Maharajah that they can earn a greater profit than their competition. At the end of a round, one player receives the Maharajah’s seal of excellence, and the first player to earn two seals of excellence wins the privilege of being invited to the Maharajah’s court!
During each turn, a player can choose to take one card, exchange their cards for other goods, buy the camels needed to transport their wares, or sell at the market. The sooner a player sells and the more they sell of a single good at once, the higher their profit – winning is a question of waiting for the right time to make the big trade. Players can track achievements within the app and use their Asmodee Digital account to sign on.
This looks like a release for newcomers and seasoned veterans to Jaipur. Get it on the App Store and Google Play now.