Yukon Salon: A Beary Hairy Game

Created by David Fooden

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.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Getting everything prepped…also shirts!
over 2 years ago – Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 04:17:39 PM

Hey everyone!

I'm working on getting the backer survey prepared while waiting for Kickstarter to process everyone's pledges and finalizing all of the production details with the manufacturer.

I've had a few people inquire about shirts, so now Yukon Salon has a Threadless store! Want a Beauty Bear or Parks & Beauty Agency shirt? Get 'em right here!


We did it!
over 2 years ago – Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:54:54 PM

Wow! Thank you all so much for your support. I'm overjoyed to say that because of you all, this odd game idea I've had for the past few years is going to be a reality soon. 

I'll continue to update you as all the details fall into place getting the game into production over the next few weeks, and as the writing comes in on the Beautician's Training Manual. I'll also be sending out backer surveys, and…all of these other things on my production schedule! Feel free to contact me with any questions in the meantime.

But tonight, I'm going to make like this bear here:

Goodnight everyone!


…there's one last thing.

Once I get everything into production, I'm going to start playtesting this…

You get a book, and you get a book, and YOU get a book…everyone gets a book!
over 2 years ago – Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 11:13:06 PM

We made it to the fifth stretch goal! That means every game will include a copy of the Parks and Beauty Agency Beautician's Training Manual booklet to help you sell those difficult clients on that outrageous style they absolutely must try. I'm super excited to include it with the game. it'll be a fun read, and help encourage all kinds of ridiculous storytelling when you play.

We're in the final 24 hours now, Will we make to the next stretch goal? I have no idea!

Oh, I should tell you what that goal is, huh?

If we get to $22,000 I'll be able to afford a new, unique illustration for the box, by illustrator Ricardo Martinez. The box already looks great with the art from the cards on it, but a new cover painting will really make it jump off of your game shelf. Here's the piece of Ricardo's art that made me want to hire him to illustrate the box.

$22,000 seems a long way to go in 24 hours, but whether we get there or not, you've helped make Yukon Salon a reality (with awesome dice and a bonus booklet) and I'm grateful to have your support.

A quick update (to the previous update)
over 2 years ago – Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 11:55:39 PM

Hey everyone, just an update to last update. I'm postponing the Reddit AMA I had originally planned to do on Wednesday morning, since Reddit wants more lead time to set those up than I first thought. 

It's the final 68 hours! This has been an exciting month for me, I'm extremely grateful for all of your support, and looking forward to getting the game into production and shipped to you!

Fourth Stretch Goal Unlocked!
over 2 years ago – Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 06:17:12 PM

Hey everyone, we hit our fourth stretch goal!

That means everyone will be able to download a pdf and e-book version of the Parks and Beauty Agency Beautician's Training Manual! I'll do my best to format it for most commonly-available tablets and phones. 

The next stretch goal, at $16k, will make a printed version of the booklet available with every copy of the game. If we don't hit that one, I'll include an add-on in the backer survey, should anyone want to order a copy independently.

Thank you all for your support. I know some of you have helped by liking and sharing Facebook posts and liking (clicking the ♥ icon) or rating Yukon Salon on BoardGameGeek. Please keep it up, the more backers the game has, the more stretch goals get added. I really want to put a printed copy of the Beautician's Training Manual in your game!

And last but not least, I'll be doing a Reddit AMA on Wednesday morning, 2/22, from 9-11 am PST.  If you're a redditor, or want to ask me something, please join in! I'll post an update with a link for the AMA once I have it. 

Well-coiffed bear hugs!