Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Thick

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Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Thick
Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Thick.png
Gain +1 Defense.
Source Artifact SpotsBookseller
Sell Price data-sort-value="500">Gold.png500g

Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Thick is a power book that can be obtained by digging Artifact Spots. The chance for the book to drop starts at 0.8% and increases by 0.2% for each spot dug until it is dropped. Then the chance stays at 1.3% permanently. It cannot drop until the player has dug more than 2 Artifact Spots.[1]

It can also be purchased from the Bookseller for data-sort-value="20000">Gold.png20,000g starting in Year 3 (~9% chance to appear).[2]

The first reading grants the player a power that gives them a permanent +1 Defense.png Defense buff. Once read, it can be found in the Player's Menu on the Special Items & Powers tab. Each subsequent reading gives the player 100 Combat XP.


Villager Reactions

Love Alex Icon.png AlexPenny Icon.png Penny
Like Elliott Icon.png Elliott
Neutral Abigail Icon.png AbigailCaroline Icon.png CarolineClint Icon.png ClintDemetrius Icon.png DemetriusDwarf Icon.png DwarfEmily Icon.png EmilyEvelyn Icon.png EvelynGeorge Icon.png GeorgeGus Icon.png GusHaley Icon.png HaleyHarvey Icon.png HarveyJas Icon.png JasJodi Icon.png JodiKent Icon.png KentKrobus Icon.png KrobusLeah Icon.png LeahLeo Icon.png LeoLewis Icon.png LewisLinus Icon.png LinusMarnie Icon.png MarnieMaru Icon.png MaruPam Icon.png PamPierre Icon.png PierreRobin Icon.png RobinSam Icon.png SamSandy Icon.png SandySebastian Icon.png SebastianShane Icon.png ShaneVincent Icon.png VincentWilly Icon.png WillyWizard Icon.png Wizard


Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Thick is not used in any bundles.


Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Thick is not used in any tailoring. It can be used in dyeing, serving as an orange dye at the dye pots located in Emily's and Haley's house, 2 Willow Lane. It can also be used as a brown dye when used in the spool of the Sewing Machine with a dyeable clothing item in the feed.


Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Thick is not used in any quests.


One Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Thick can be traded to the Bookseller for 3 Stuffing, provided the player has already obtained the power from this book.


  1. See Object::performToolAction in the game code.
  2. See Data\Shops.xnb in the game files.


  • 1.6: Introduced.