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.
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. 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.
Win one of three copies
Between March 26th and April 2nd, I’ll be running a give away where you can win one of three copies printed through DriveThruCards! One of these copies will be reserved for a winner outside of the united states. Use this handy Rafflecopter widget to enter! Feel free to retweet and get your free daily entries every day the contest is running.
Purchase Village Idiot
DriveThruCards for $6.75 plus shipping
The Game Crafter for $10.99 plus shipping.
What’s the difference? They both use the same, high quality card stock.
DriveThruCards do not offer an option to create a tuck box in which I can ship the game. They do have nice, plastic cases that retail for $1 to go along with the game.
The Game Crafter does have the option to create tuck boxes, which I happily took advantage of. The game comes with a nice tuck box, and all the cards packaged inside it, with the whole thing being sealed in shrink wrap.
Playing the Game
You can download the rules and get a Print and Play version from Board Game Geek!
Objective: Become the mayor of your small, medieval village.
Game Play: The entire deck is dealt out to all of the players. The deck consists of numbered cards from 2 – 15. Several cards have special abilities or act as wild cards.
In round one, whoever has the Start card (a 4) begins play. Each player must then play one or two cards of a higher number. Play continues clockwise. The first player to discard all of their cards becomes the Mayor and scores 5 points. The second becomes the Councilor and scores 4 points, and so on.
The last player with cards in their hand becomes the Village Idiot.
Players then rearrange their seating So that play begins with the Mayor, proceeds to the Councilor and so on. The player who has become the Mayor then gets to add one rule to the game, which must be followed until the game ends. Any player who does not follow this rule finds themselves drawing more cards rather than playing them.
The game continues for six rounds, with seating changing and new rules entering play. At the end of the sixth round, the player with the most points wins.
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!