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Jester's Court, Suit Thyself!

A fun GAME of maneuver and attack by Neil Atwood

 

You are a powerful Mage. But not that powerful. And you and some other Spell Casters have managed to anger some very powerful Wizards.

So the Wizards of Hearts, Spades, Diamonds, and Clubs banished all the upstarts to a small pocket of Limbo called Jester’s Court.

Now you and the others must escape. To do that you must collect a banner from each Wizard’s suit. By crossing an edge of Jester’s Court, you gain that banner.

Simple, right? Not exactly. 

 

It is Limbo after all. And all the other Mages keep attacking you, or place obstacles in your way.

 

But unkind is unkind. And you’re more than happy to return in kind.

Because you know only one Mage will escape. And you’ve got just the trick to do it.

Game Overview:

Jester’s Court, Suit Thyself! is a 2 to 4 player game for ages 9 and up. It has unique movement and competitive mechanics with subtle degrees of luck and strategy.

 

Using cards, players maneuver their Mage on a grid and attack other players to weaken their avatars and eventually cause them to lose some of the suits they’ve collected.

 

Blocking stones may also be placed, and players may also take steps to heal their Mage.

View JCST on The Game Crafter

Components:

 

The Game Crafter version of Jester’s Court, Suit Thyself! includes the following components:

 

  • 4 Wooden Pawns in 4 colors (Mages)

  • 4 Wooden Columns in 4 colors (Menhir Blocking Stones)

  • 20 Health & Suit Tokens in 4 colors

  • 4 Mage Reference cards

  • 4 Six-sided dice in 4 colors

  • 1 18” x 18” Quad-Fold Game Board

  • Rule Booklet

 

The 4 colors are Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow.

Playing Cards NOT INCLUDED:

In addition to the included components, you will need two standard decks of playing cards.  These are standard poker decks including two jokers per deck of cards. 

For 2 player games, use 1 deck of cards with 2 jokers.  For 3-4 player games, use 2 decks of cards with 4 jokers.

View JCST on The Game Crafter

Print & Play Version:
A Print & Play (PNP) version of Jester’s Court, Suit Thyself! is also available on WargameVault.com

Click here to purchase the PNP version of Jester's Court, Suit Thyself!


PNP Components:

The Wargame Vault PNP version of Jester’s Court, Suit Thyself! includes the following components:

 

  • 28 Counters & Markers for Mages, Menhir Blocking Stones, Health, and Suits Claimed

  • 4 Reference Cards: Turn Summary and tracking of Health and Suits Claimed.

  • 17" x 17" Game Board - also includes version of board split into quarters of 8.5" x 8.5" each (print on 4 pages and trim)

  • Rule Booklet

 

The 4 colors are Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow.

Click here to purchase the PNP version of Jester's Court, Suit Thyself!

Credits:

Designer: Neil Atwood

Developer: R. Brent Ward

Artists: Mages by www.honeti.com and Floating Island by www.3dfancy.com

Playtesters: Laurie, Ben, Julie, Carri, Dan, Jenna, Craig, Carel, Derek, and Derek (Age 9)