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Jaya - Mahabharat: The Real Game, Real Heroes

Jaya - Mahabharat: The Real Game, Real Heroes

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A board game inspired by Vyasa's Mahabharata, designed for 2 to 5 players. Each player assumes the role of one of the five Pandava brothers, journeying through four episodes: Gurukula, Indraprasta, Vanavasa, and Kurukshetra.

The goal is to reenact the Pandavas' legendary lives, from mastering skills and escaping traps, to establishing a kingdom, enduring exile, and finally waging war to reclaim their land.

Game Setup: Players set up the game board for the current episode, prepare decks of Well-wishers and Krishna's Helping Hand Cards, arrange various tokens, and determine player roles based on the number of players. Each player receives a Pandava Card, corresponding miniature, skill tokens, and health tokens.

Gameplay: Played over 16 rounds, each round has two phases:

  1. Dice House Phase: Players roll dice and collect resources (cards/tokens) based on the outcome.
  2. Combat Phase: Players engage in fights or battles using their collected resources. Fights are individual challenges, while battles are collective efforts.

Combat Mechanics: Combat involves positioning miniatures, assessing required resources (tokens/cards), and attempting to meet these requirements. Success leads to gaining rewards, while failure can result in losing tokens or elimination from the game. The "Forever Together Token" allows eliminated players to rejoin.

Friendly Missions: These are collaborative tasks where players work together without the fear of losing resources.

Scoring: The game concludes after the last round of the Kurukshetra episode. Scores are tallied based on collected Shankha tokens. The game has different win levels (Brotherhood Lost, Win, Great Win, Spectacular Win, Legendary Win) based on the collective score.

Game Variants: Advanced players can include "Karma of Past" cards, adding twists to the game by altering resource requirements in combats.

In essence, "Jaya" is a strategic, cooperative board game that combines role-playing elements with resource management, set against the backdrop of the epic Mahabharata narrative.

Inside the box

Game Components:

1 Rule Book
2 Double-sided Game Boards
2 Wooden Dice
5 Pandava Cards
73 Well-wishers Cards
Various Skill, Health, Shankha, Astra, and other Tokens
5 Pandava Miniatures
1 Forever Together Token
1 Story Book


Playing "Jaya: The Real Game, Real Heroes" can offer children a range of valuable skills and learning experiences:

  1. Strategic Thinking and Decision Making: The game requires players to make strategic decisions about resource allocation and movement. This fosters critical thinking and the ability to plan ahead.
  2. Teamwork and Cooperation: Since the game is cooperative, players must work together to win battles and complete missions. This encourages teamwork, communication, and the importance of collective effort.
  3. Problem-Solving Skills: Overcoming challenges in the game, like battles and missions, enhances problem-solving abilities. Kids learn to analyze situations and come up with creative solutions.
  4. Cultural and Historical Awareness: The game is based on the Indian epic Mahabharata, providing an engaging way for kids to learn about this important cultural and historical text.
  5. Emotional Intelligence: Dealing with the outcomes of dice rolls and player choices helps in developing emotional resilience and the ability to handle unexpected situations gracefully.
  6. Mathematical Skills: The game involves counting, adding scores, and managing resources, which can enhance basic arithmetic skills.
  7. Reading and Comprehension: Reading and understanding the rules, card descriptions, and story book can improve reading skills and comprehension.
  8. Memory and Concentration: Remembering rules, player moves, and strategies improves memory and concentration.
  9. Ethical and Moral Learning: The storyline of Mahabharata, with its complex characters and moral dilemmas, can spark discussions about ethics, morality, and the consequences of choices.
  10. Imagination and Creativity: Role-playing aspects of the game encourage imaginative thinking and creativity, as players envision themselves in the epic narrative of the Mahabharata.
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