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Enjoy a fast-paced racing game for everyone! Rapids, waterfalls, bears, & eagles all await the salmon on their quest upriver to spawn.

$24K Stretch Goal:  The Fork
$24K Stretch Goal: The Fork
$24K Stretch Goal:  Cataract Falls
$24K Stretch Goal: Cataract Falls

$24,000 Stretch Goals announced

Shown above are the two new boards (one double-sided board) created by Jesse Catron with art and graphics by Eric J. Carter that will be included in every Kickstarter-backed copy of Salmon Run if we reach a total of $24,000 of support!   We have already achieved stretch goals of $12,000 and included the double-sided Fishermen board (see below) and the $16K stretch goal of the custom die (see Update #3).  Now we are getting very close as well to the $20K stretch goal of the 5th player expansion (see Update #4).  So with a big push in the next few days, let's see if we can't get above $24K and add these two new boards too!

Thanks for your support!

Rick Soued and the Gryphon Games Team

Here is a description of the game:

Every year, thousands of salmon are compelled by nature to leave the ocean and swim up the river of their birth to spawn. This perilous journey can span hundreds of miles and it is fraught with danger. Strong rapids, waterfalls, hungry bears, and eagles all await the salmon on their quest. Only the most fit will complete the SALMON RUN! 

A perspective view of the most basic Salmon Run board set up
A perspective view of the most basic Salmon Run board set up

SALMON RUN is a fast-paced racing game for everyone!

Maneuver your salmon upriver avoiding obstacles and jumping over waterfalls. Challenge the immense power of the river’s currents! Avoid ferocious bears! Beware of stealthy eagles, waiting to snatch victory from your hand! Most of all, pace your salmon to avoid debilitating fatigue. 

Salmon Run is a game for 2-4 players, ages 10+, and plays in 20-45 minutes

 SALMON RUN features: 

Deck-building -- Choose your course upriver! This will determine which cards you may add to your swimming deck. Enhance your swimming ability by gaining the most powerful swim cards! 

Player Interaction -- Acquire cards to unleash hungry bears and eagles on your opponent’s salmon! Unlock the power of the river’s raging rapids and strong currents! 

Fatigue – Avoid overexertion, as this leads to the build-up of fatigue, which will slow you down! 

Modular boards-- Experience a new river each game! The river’s difficulty and length can be customized to your liking! 

Easy to learn rules – Will have you swimming up river in no time at all! Prepare for the race of a lifetime! Join the SALMON RUN!

A more complicated board layout involving 6 boards of varying difficulty
A more complicated board layout involving 6 boards of varying difficulty

Meet the designer of Salmon Run, Jesse Catron:


STRETCH GOAL update--We have achieved our first stretch goal --the Fishermen boards expansion (described below)-- by hitting $12,000.  Our next two stretch goals--a custom die and a 5th player expansion will be achieved if we reach $16,000 and $20,000, respectively.  Pictures and more details about these two stretch goals can be seen by clicking on "UPDATES" on the top of this project page.  Thanks for your support and helping us reach these stretch goals ASAP!

Here is a link to the complete rules for Salmon Run:

http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/81838/salmon-run-rules

The back of the Salmon Run box
The back of the Salmon Run box

What's in the Box?

8 two-sided game boards; 4 salmon pawns; 6 bear pawns; 4 eleven card Swim Decks; a 32 card Fatigue Deck; a 48 card Supplemental Deck; 1 standard D6 die 

Here are shots of the LIMITED EDITION Grizzly Bear and the Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE Bald Eagle Cards beautifully rendered by Eric J. Carter:

Designer Jesse Catron and artist Eric J. Carter have some great ideas on the drawing board for possible stretch goals including some challenging new boards; a possible custom die; and a possible fifth player expansion.  The race is on!

OUR FIRST STRETCH GOAL HAS BEEN ACHIEVED!

Here are the FISHERMAN expansion Stretch Goal Boards for reaching $12,000:

Here is the easy side of the Fisherman Board
Here is the easy side of the Fisherman Board
And here is the hard side of the Fisherman board
And here is the hard side of the Fisherman board
Still another possible board layout--this time with 8 mixed-difficulty boards!
Still another possible board layout--this time with 8 mixed-difficulty boards!

A Commitment to Quality

Gryphon Games is committed to producing games of the highest quality, both in production and game play. We feel it is important that people who buy Salmon Run receive a game that is well made and will be in playable condition for many years.   Salmon Run will be produced using the best printing, box and components available.

We hope you choose to support Salmon Run in any way that you can. Any support, no matter how large or small, is greatly appreciated.

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