As far as games go, jabajamba is fairly simple. The game is played with six dice. Players take turns rolling all six dice. The scores are recorded on a score sheet. The object of the game is to win, of course. In jabajamba, the player with the lowest score wins.
The game plays well with 2 to 10 players. Playing one complete game of jabajamba with 4 players usually takes about 20 minutes. We recommend jabajamba for ages 8 and up. Young children should be supervised by an adult to keep dice out of mouths.
A complete set of rules comes with each game. The rules are simple. It should take about 10 minutes to figure it out. After you play jabajamba a few times you should also have a good grasp of how learning to strategize will usually result in a better score.
All good games include elements of both strategy and tactics. So does jabajamba. Players must decide for themselves how their results will be counted. As the game progresses, they may find themselves in a sticky situation with all their best options already used up.
The roll of the dice also means there is an element of chance. The element of chance makes jabajamba a great family game because younger players can compete with older players who may have better strategic skills. You never know how the dice will land!
Each jabajamba game comes with complete directions, six dice, and a scorepad of 50 score sheets. When you run out of score sheets you can order more or make your own. The cost is $8.00 USD plus shipping. It plays quick and it's a lot of fun. It makes a great gift for young and old. You want this game.
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