Trick and Taunt with the Joker!
THE JOKER STRATEGY GUIDE
When taking a Joker Deck to the Crypto Court Table, you channel the skills of a sly and cunning jester who uses sleight of hand, trash talk, and other dishonorable tactics to control the table. Joker cards center around the TILTED effect, bewildering, and frustrating others at the table to dismantle their power card playing ability. The Joker deck also hosts an unpredictable and wacky move set, with a variety of unique effects absent from others on The Royal Court.
With many Joker cards gaining strength as the chaos grows on the table, The Joker Deck supports a “control” style of gameplay.
CARD MECHANIC MAYHEM
The Joker is a noteworthy trickster and entertainer who normally delights The Court, but uses those skills on the Crypto Court table for nefarious purposes. The Joker is not above employing unsavory cheating methods to give herself an edge when drawing into hands. If you have no qualms with these tactics, you can tip the odds of winning in your favor with just a sneaky slip of a card.
YOU MAD, BRO?
Aww, did I offend you? Welp, that’s Poker! The Joker is at her best when beguiling the rest of the table with her antics and insults. With a wide range of TILTED cards, and cards that gain strength with more TILTED players, The Joker can easily keep the table distracted and unable to play power cards while she continues to cheat her way to victory.
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
The Joker is strong early in the game, but a lot of her cards lose their punch as players start busting out. To this end, The Joker’s best cards pull out all of her most impressive (and offensive) tricks to beguile the villains with a variety of unique effects. Whether she’s spicing up the game by adding Wild Cards, or turning their own power cards against them, you’re sure to overcome any disadvantage with your unpredictable plays.
If you come to the competition with wily nature and eagerness to win at all costs… then Distract and DOMINATE the villains with the machinations of the Joker Deck!
ADVANCED STRATEGIES FOR COMBO DECKS
Being the “control” player of The Court, The Joker cards work best when focusing on TILTED synergies and powering up that gameplan with support cards from other Court Members. This approach elevates your simple trickery into a straight-up nightmare for your opponents. Here are some cards from The Court that best combine with the TILTED strategy of The Joker.
THE JOKER AND THE KING
THE JOKER and THE KING are an interesting pairing, as their personalities and power card strategy directly clash with one another. However, The King cards can shore up some key weaknesses of The Joker, in the form of the strong tilted recovery card “Tableside Masseuse”. The Joker Deck also draws a lot of cards, so adding bankroll support (and perhaps a bribe along the way) adds a unique way to approach the game unfound in other combinations, as you focus on building your stack passively while constantly TILTING the table.
THE JOKER AND THE QUEEN
THE JOKER and THE QUEEN are the most vicious pairing when it comes to TILTED strategies, as The Queen hosts a TILTED suite herself while making it easier for The Joker to gain the “heating up” status effect. By doubling down on The Joker’s primary strategy, this combination is the most obvious for those looking to TILT and torment the table to secure a victory.
THE JOKER AND THE JACK
The JOKER and THE JACK paired together take the Joker’s tricks to another level, as this combination is not only able to swap out your own cards – but the board cards as well. A lot of the Joker’s cards gain strength as more board cards are revealed, and more information becomes available. Support from The Jack will ensure that you’re seeing (and influencing) as many cards as possible as you swindle a decisive win.