Djinns of the High Desert Game

How To Play Djinns of the High Desert

Djinns of the High Desert Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 4
Play Time
30 MIN
Nothing is more powerful than a genie. Except for in this game, you are more powerful since you're in charge of trying to build up the most powerful palace in all the land. Each card has a simple action to follow as players attempt to gain the most points of one color. Look out for a myriad of things that can happen which keeps this game on its toes until the end.

Djinns of the High Desert is so easy to learn how to play and plays fairly quickly. While the cards might look a little mystical and dark, the game is very light hearted. Good quality game components and an urge to play again make this card game a fun addition to any gaming collection. Purchase a copy of Djinns of the High Desert today.

Board Game Capital's Review:
Djinns of the High DesertFor a card game that only contains 74 cards, this little genie game packs a punch. Some people might shy away from card games where players duel using special powers on each card. While this game does just that, it is a very simple, light hearted, genie themed and super easy game to learn how to play. Oh, and did we mention it is a blast to play?

Djinns of the High Desert comes in a very, very sturdy little box - as if it was made to keep all these angry genies inside their lamp - I mean storage box. There is “itty bitty living space” inside and everything fits snug. We would have liked to see at least one graphic on the game rules although they do give you a cheat sheet card for reference (again with no graphics).

After looking at the graphics for a long time, we noticed and felt like the box graphics somewhat underrated the card graphics (which are very well done). Box was very simple and basic - cards were highly detailed fantasy themed and somewhat dark. We also thought that each color card had the same image on each. While this is mostly true, each power of card actually tweaks the genie ever so subtly. A more noticeable change would have helped differentiate the power cards other than just the number in the corner.

Djinns of the High DesertThat aside (we mostly just nit picked so we wouldn't just rave about how cool this game is), this is an awesome game with so many twists and turns. Players try to collect the most of one color that is constantly changing throughout the game. Players are stealing cards, demanding others, abolishing some forever, making wishes, peaking at cards, etc. Actions are very simple and consistency in each power card means all #1 cards are “draw a card.” Once you play a couple times you'll learn which is which and you won't necessarily have to read each card - we liked this. Unused cards count against you so the game isn't over until it's over which keeps you on edge until the end of the game. Oh, and not bringing your hand up to a consistent number or having a hand maximum was very interesting.

Overall we highly enjoyed Djinns of the High Desert and feel like most people would if they gave it a try. This is not just for intense game enthusiasts. Ages 8+ feels about right (since there is some reading involved). This is a nicely done card game with a lot of simple fun packed in. The cards basically explain the game so learning how to play is a breeze. And with that, we're done reviewing this game because we want to go play again...
The game Djinns of the High Desert should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • This Game Includes 74 Cards
  • Official Djinns Of The High Desert Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
Earn the highest amount of points at the end of the game and you win.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Djinns of the High Desert rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Djinns of the High Desert. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Katia Unicorn says:

I love the title, and the game looks super exciting!
Eric Shearer says:

Love the theme!
Debra Branigan says:

I like the theme, the compactness of the game, and that fact it is cards. Thanks for the opportunity.
Opergamer says:

I love the theme of this game. It feels like a spiritual successor to Five Tribes. Thanks for running the Contest!
clydia DeFreese says:

Looks like a fun game....thanks for the sweeps.
Gun Coaty says:

small box card games like this go camping well and hike well! good for breaks with small footprints and less potential for damage and missing pieces.
Tony Platz says:

Sounds like a good family night game .
Fernando Costa says:

The art looks really nice
Amy West says:

Love the strategy
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