Mar 182014


Life in a medieval village can be very political. On one side you have the Mayor – respected, powerful, able to affect real change. On the other side you have the Village Idiot.

I’ve been working on this one for a little while – finally the art came together for me and the last bits of play testing concluded. The proofs arrived a little over a week ago! The PnP version will be free. DriveThruCards will be $6.75 plus shipping, but comes with no tuck box. The Game Crafter will be $10.99 plus shipping but comes shrink wrapped in a nice tuck box. In both cases my profit margin is pretty damned slim.

Honestly I’m not looking to make a ton of cash off of this fairly simple title – but more I want to stay active in design and keep new and titles arriving every three months or so if I can.

The Game


Challenge other players to a battle of skill and luck. Add to the rules of the game as you seize power but beware! No one is above the law. Claw your way to the top and do your best to stay there in this fast, fun, trick taking game with a twist! Village Idiot plays in less than an hour for 3-10 people ages 10 plus. You’ll be jumping right out of your seat!

Based on several classic party games, Village Idiot combines trick taking, rules making and six rounds of play with every round progressively changing as players build upon the basic rules.

Easy to learn as all of the rules fit on two standard, poker sized cards. Village Idiot can be played with family or friends and be as fun or as cutthroat as you want it to be!

If you’ve ever played the game ‘President’, this is fairly similar. I’m also told it’s pretty close to the Great Dalmuti (but I’ve not played that one) with a few tweaks. It’s got a definitive end now, a point scoring system and is family friendly. I’ve got it listed as ages 10+ but I should note that my 8 year old has no problems with the game. She’s an old hat at play testing and game playing though so your mileage may vary when it comes to other 8 year olds.


About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

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