Sweet Jenny began as a betting card game set in the world of Theah, played by sailors, dock-hands, and tavern folk. There are elements of poker, blackjack and three-card monte mixed together, lending to a chaotic blend of bluffing and luck to pass the time between adventures (see “John Wick's '7th Sea' Expands into Pacific Rim of Theah”). 7th Sea writer Darryl Loyd designed the game for the real world, and it was made available as a download on DriveThruRPG. JWP decided to fund a full production run, which will preview at Gen Con and be released to trade in September.
Players receive three coin tokens to use for ante. Players keep their hands hidden, and can chose to look at a hidden card on the table, or switch out a card from their hand. At the end of the round, everyone shows their cards, and the player with the best hand wins. The game also has character cards, which allows them to break one rule in the game, and they can be played both face up or face down, adding another layer to the bluffing element.
The box includes 52 cards, 6 character cards, 18 coin tokens and a rulebook. The game is for 3 – 6 players. MSRP is $24.95. [MSRP updated by JWP on 7/20]