For the seventh time, international teams have met at Järnsvenskan. During the last week-end, they fought for the skull at Sweden`s annual international Jugger festival, except for 2017 organized by the Uhu and Järnboås IF.
Along with the tournament itself, Järnsvenskan has bands on stage, a sauna and a very comfy lake ... no wonder it attracts teams of different countries, all of them traveling to the small village of Järnboås, Bergslagen, every year. There have been USA, Australia, Russia, Ireland (every year except in 2019), Germany (every year) , Latvia, Lithuania, and many players from other countries battling over the skull.
And of course, plans for Järnsvenskan 2020 are already forming. Read more at the festival's website.
Kay Frank of the Orange Juggernauts has designed a Jugger game variant where four kingdoms fight for the throne.
With the last season of "Game of Thrones" having come to an end this week, it was just one step to adapt the Four Kingdoms game to the popular show.
He was so kind to allow me translating the rules into English and putting them in form, together with photos from the event. Note that they might be updated.
[ ⇒ Download rules (PDF) ]
This is a collection of international Jugger rulebooks, including historical versions, where available. Countries in order of the fact-based knowledge of introduction of Jugger to them, where applicable, otherwise of their first rulebook's appearance.
If you know other national Jugger rulebooks, you are most welcome to drop us a note!Continue reading "International Jugger rulebooks: Jugger Archive I"
Note: There is also an extensive set of free individual player position symbols available. Check out [the individual player position symbols in this article]. Continue reading "Show your Achievements: Jugger merit roundels"
If you know good video playlists about Jugger topics (tournament clips, spars making, fighting/playing tutorials), you are welcome to drop us a note.
At Uhus Jugger Tutorials, a playlist on spars making has been launched.
Featuring a step-by-step guide on solid rod core spars (shortsword, longsword, Q-Tip, staff), shield making, including different shield core materials like plywood, plastic, EPP and basics on suitable materials, grip and chain making and more.
The draft version, available here, is in English, while the final will be in Swedish and available at the Swedish Jugger Association Svenska juggerförbundet.
Download the PDF version here.
He recently published an article about warm-up techniques with some tips that you might consider quite helpful.
Go ahead and have a look (and don't fear that bit of sweat you might get):
Jugger Coach: The Art of Warmup