By Michael Gilbert
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The strategy game that's a big buzz!
Try to outwit your opponent and be the first player to jump your cups and slide your saucers to the opposite end of the game board.
Jumpin' Java is a unique game that is fun to play for all ages.
Object: Be the first player to stack your cups and saucers at the opposite end of the game board.
Rules: Each player has two cups and two saucers of matching colors, red or yellow. The cups are stacked on top of their matching colored saucers at opposites ends of the board.
The board is a straight line of 9 coasters. Each player takes a turn moving either one cup or one saucer. Only to types of moves are possible. A cup or saucer can move to the nearest empty coaster or a cup can jump on top of the nearest saucer of the same color.
No cups or saucers can jump past an open coaster. A cup is not allowed to jump on a saucer of the another color. When a saucer has a cup on it, it cannot move until the cup is moved first. If a move is possible, the player must move. However, a player can pass if he cannot move any of his pieces.
No pieces can move backwards.
Sounds easy? Have a go at Jumpin' Java to see how clever you are at beating the computer or a nearby friend with this easy to learn yet hard to master game.
Challenging and Strategic!!!
If you like strategy games that's quick to play and learn then Jumpin' Java is the answer.
I've found the game very easy to learn in just a few minutes. The three different skill levels provided is good for learning the ropes in small doses. The advanced level is really tough and may take you a long long time to figure out. I'm still working on achieving my first win at this level. It's actually amazing how a simple game like this can have such depth when it comes to strategy.
Once you move into the intermediate and advanced levels you'll find that it's easy to fall victim to getting your cups into their target destination without having a saucer underneath. This trap is deadly and results with you losing your turn and eventually the game. Don't be fooled by the simplicity of the rules.
This game is a masterpiece and a must have.
Great strategy game!
I am really enjoying this game. The simple rules take only a minute to learn, but the strategy is deep enough to provide many hours of entertaining gameplay. The graphics are nice and the computer opponent is VERY strong on the advanced level. You will have a difficult time beating the computer on advanced. This is also a fun game to play head to head in person.
Stop reading reviews and just buy it!
Great Game!! Five Stars!!
Jumpin Java' is a fun game that takes only minutes to learn. Once you start playing, you will struggle to put it down. The computer has different difficulty levels making this game perfect for all age levels. As another reviewer wrote, stop reading these reviews and buy the game already. You won't regret it.
- Category: Games
- Released: Jul 12, 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 2.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Michael Gilbert
- © 2010 Don Green
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.