– We’re picking carrots and eating points.
That’s right, it’s Point Salad from AEG.
This point salad Point Salad
pits two to six players
in a veggie-pulling fight to collect
the most impressive trove from the market.
Setup begins with a count of the cards.
Point Salad contains 108 cards,
18 copies of six different
vegetables on the veggie side
and a variety of point scoring
options on the point side.
Depending on the number of players,
shuffle together a deck of cards.
For two players, six of each veggie.
For three players, nine of each veggie.
For four players, 12 of each veggie.
For five players, 15 of each veggie.
For six players, use all dem cards.
Remove any unused cards from the game
without looking at them
so you’re unsure of the
values on their point side.
Shuffle the deck and create three
roughly equal piles point side up.
Draw and flip two cards,
veggie side up, from each pile,
and place them below
their respective deck.
This forms the veggie market.
Randomly select a start player,
and you’re ready to Caesar the day.
Gameplay occurs in turns,
during which the active
player may draft cards
from the center area in one of two ways.
They may either draft one point card
from one of the three point card piles
or draft up to two veggie
cards from the market.
After either selection,
they add the card or cards
to their personal tableau
after which their turn is complete.
Additionally, as a free
action once per turn,
the active player may choose
to flip over any one point card
either drafted this turn or
previously to its veggie side.
You cannot flip a veggie
to its point side.
Once the turn is over, refill
the veggie market if needed
by flipping cards from the
corresponding point deck.
If a deck ever runs out,
split the largest pile
roughly in half to replace the empty deck.
After the market is refilled,
play passes to the left.
The game ends when all cards
from both the point card piles
and the veggie market have been drafted.
Players score up their points
based on the values on their point cards.
For example, in this scenario,
our first condition is for
every set of one onion,
one tomato, and one pepper,
we get eight points.
We have two full sets,
so that’s 16 points.
The second condition is for every set
of three carrots, we get eight points.
So that’s another eight points.
The next card says each
onion, we get two points.
For each pepper, we get two points,
and for each cabbage, we
get minus four points.
So that would be four points for onions,
eight points for peppers,
and minus four for cabbage.
And our final point
condition is if we have
an even number of peppers,
we get seven points
and an odd number of
peppers, we get three points.
Looks like we get seven points.
That leaves us with a total of 39 points.
And the highest score wins.
That’s Point Salad.
I’m Becca Scott, and let me
leaf you with a helpful tip.
When you’re ordering a salad,
ask for your bonus points tossed.
You can watch me and my
friends play this game
and other awesome games on Game the Game
right here on Geek and Sundry.
We’ll see you there.