Stumbled Across at Pax East: Johan Sebastian Joust is Awesome


We had a chance to run into an epic game of Johan Sebastian Joust during our time at PAX East.

Johann Sebastian Joust is a no-graphics, digitally-enabled playground game designed for motion controllers.

The goal is to be the last player remaining. When the music — J.S. Bach’s ‌Brandenburg Concertos — plays in slow-motion, the controllers are extremely sensitive to movement. When the music speeds up, the threshold becomes less strict, giving the players a small window to dash at their opponents. If your controller is ever moved beyond the allowable threshold, you’re out! Try to jostle your opponents’ controllers while protecting your own.

J.S. Joust is coming to PlayStation 3 & 4 and Home Computers soon as a part of the Sportsfriends compendium.


  • Simple physical fun for players of all kinds
  • No screen needed! Players look at one another
  • Support for up to 7 players – perfect for parties!
  • A variety of different game modes
  • Open-ended rules that encourage “house rules”


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