About this project
Yukon Salon is a creative, fast-paced card game for 2-4 players competing to be the best stylist in the Yukon by styling hairdos for Grizzly Bears and beards for Lumberjacks.
Each client that you style rewards you with a combination of points to win the game and abilities and bonuses to help attempt riskier styles on more difficult clients.
Sway the clients into choosing your style by making outrageous, unique claims and press your luck to earn the right mix of points and rewards.
Benjamin from the Board Game Vault shows you how to play in under 2 minutes
The Parks and Beauty Agency Beautician's Training Manual
The Parks and Beauty Agency Beautician's Training Manual is a 32-page booklet that details the history and selling points of every unique style in the game, providing creative jumping-off points for when you need to make up some flattery to sell your clients on the style you want them to wear. It also provides a glimpse into the absurd, cheeky world of Yukon Salon, where the Canadian government decided to subsidize the beautification of forest dwellers during the height of beauty parlours in popular culture.
My favorite thing about this stretch goal, is I get to write some of the entries in the Training Manual alongside this star-studded lineup of guest authors:
Looking for the downloadable playmat pdfs? They're available right here!
To include additional sets of 2 custom dice, add the following amounts to your pledge:
2 additional dice: add $4.00 to your pledge (includes shipping)
4 additional dice: add $7.00 to your pledge (includes shipping)
6 additional dice: add $10.00 to your pledge (includes shipping)
(add $3 per additional set of 2 dice)
There will be an option in the backer survey to indicate that you ordered additional custom dice, please make sure to do this, or I won't know to send them to you!
If you'd like more than two copies of the game, add $15.00 per copy to your pledge.
We ♥ Friendly Local Game Stores
This project is retailer-friendly. I’m offering the Kickstarter version of the game during the campaign to brick-and-mortar game stores. Retailer backers will receive their rewards before I release the game into distribution. Please click here to send me a private message to inquire about retail rates and verify your status as a retailer.
We will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via our pledge manager, BackerKit, after the campaign ends. This is so we can be fair to all our backers as shipping is rarely one size fits all, and also give you more stretch goal rewards and any additional material you might want.
Following is a list of rough estimates for shipping a standard 6" x 4" x 1" game package (10 oz. volumetric weight). Keep in mind these are just estimates, and costs may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and any optional buys you choose, or straight-up postal rate changes.
1 copy $6.00
2 copies: $12.00
1 copy $7.50 to most countries
2 copies: $12 to most countries
If you're local to the Seattle area and would like to pick up your game in person, I'll include an option for that in the backer survey so you can skip the postage! I may be able to make this an option for Portland backers as well, if there are enough.
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David Fooden — Game Designer/Art Director
David is a game designer and artist living in Seattle, WA. He began working on tabletop games in the 90's, illustrating role-playing games and card games for White Wolf Games, AEG, Wizards of the Coast, and many others. David co-authored CºNTINUUM: roleplaying in the Yet and The Chi-Chian Roleplaying Game. More recently, he co-designed Oh My God! There's An Axe In My Head. The Game of International Diplomacy, was a developer on Machine of Death: The Game of Creative Assassination and has developed games for mass-market audiences.
Robert Tritthardt — Illustrator
Robert is an illustrator and webcomic artist in Seattle, WA. He creates two weekly webcomics, Writhe and Shine and Overcast With A Chance Of DOOM! and is an accomplished illustrator. Prints and originals of his beautifully rendered bear illustrations in Yukon Salon are available directly from Robert in his online store. If you enjoy his comics and artwork, please consider supporting his Patreon.
Simon Berman — Kickstarter Consultant
Simon has successfully managed seven Kickstarter projects for both Privateer Press and Strix Publishing. His experience and advice are invaluable to keep this project on track.
Risks and challenges
I ran a Kickstarter project for the game Oh My God! There's An Axe In My Head (as Game Company No. 3) and successfully delivered it despite encountering delays and unexpected production issues during manufacturing. Because of that experience I've already secured printing with AdMagic and fulfillment through Card Kingdom in advance of launching Yukon Salon. In addition, I'll be using BackerKit to help ensure organized fulfillment post-campaign.
I've also enlisted Simon Berman as a consultant on this project. Simon has successfully managed seven Kickstarter projects. His experience and advice are invaluable and help keep me on track.
That said, it’s not impossible that I'll run into issues. Most of the game is already print-ready but I could always hit the regular types of delays that occur across all types of Kickstarter projects; getting the printing process right, making sure the cards and packaging are up to my standards, etc. In the event of any issues I will strive to be as transparent as possible and keep backers up to date as things develop.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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