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:

Cards upgrade UNLOCKED, next stretch goal…CUSTOM DICE!
over 2 years ago – Sun, Feb 05, 2017 at 10:03:04 PM

We just passed the $8k stretch goal, that means upgraded cards are unlocked! 

And that means I get to tell you about the next exciting (OK, kind of exciting…OK, I'm excited about it at least) stretch goal! 

If we get to $10k, the game will come with custom wood dice! Instead of a boring old single pip on the one face, these snazzy dice will feature a bear head staring up at you whenever you roll a one.


You'll even be able to get additional dice as an add-on if you'd like extra sets once we unlock this stretch goal.

I've also got one more stretch goal to announce. If we get to 500 backers, I'll make the playmats I use to demo Yukon Salon at conventions available as a free pdf for everyone. I've been asked about them at every convention I've shown Yukon Salon at, and while I'd like to offer them with the game, they're just too expensive to manufacture along with a small casual game like this one. But if you'd like your own set, you'll be able to print them out (I'd recommend laminating them), or use a custom game mat site to create your own.

As always, thank you for your support and for getting us this far! We're almost halfway through the campaign, and doing great! I'm looking froward to unlocking more upgrades and new content—I can hardly wait to tell you about the next stretch goal!

The first stretch goal!
over 2 years ago – Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 05:28:31 PM

Hey everyone, I'm back from PAX South, and boy am I tired!

PAX was amazing, I met hundreds of people who were enthusiastic about Yukon Salon and got to play it with them, this project funded the first night I was there, I made new friends, ran into old friends, and even did a couple of interviews! Much thanks to the folks at PAX for selecting me to participate, to everyone who came out and played a game, and especially to my new backers. Ya'll are wonderful.

But enough gushing, I said I'd tell you more about the first stretch goal on Monday, and it's almost Tuesday, so this update needs to get posted!

The first stretch goal…



In its present iteration, the cards are set to be printed on 300gsm black core paper stock with a smooth glossy finish. This is a high-quality paper stock that most card games are printed on, but we can do better. Card games are tactile, and I'm a stickler for aesthetics, so, if we reach $8000 the cards will be upgraded to 350gsm white core paper stock with a linen finish. The thicker paper will resist more wear and shuffling and the linen finish feels great in your hand and makes the cards easier to grip and handle.

The second stretch goal might have something to do with bears and dice, but that's a story for another update.

I saw THIS on Twitter this morning…
over 2 years ago – Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 11:40:48 AM

I'm blown away that this weird charming game idea that I've been working on in my bedroom is getting so much love!


Top 20 games of PAX South '17 factoring number of available copies. TT Indie Showcase selectee Yukon Salon topping this list /@20_Sided_Dave pic.twitter.com/BCaBdt16py


— PAX Tabletop (@TT_HQ) January 31, 2017

Are we there yet? WE ARE???
over 2 years ago – Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 11:35:14 PM

Just four days since it launched and I'm happy and grateful to announce that Yukon Salon is funded!

[insert video of David waterskiing through flaming hoop as jet fighters skywrite "thank you backers" and fireworks explode]

[edit—skywriting not in budget and David is not athletic enough to safely attempt this stunt, just use a picture, and remove these brackets before publishing]

I'm blown away by your enthusiasm and support! Thank you x254!

Reaching the funding goal means I can start unlocking some Stretch Goals! I'll announce the first one on Monday morning. Maybe I'll talk about more than one, who knows?

Thank you all one more time! I can hardly wait until the best version of Yukon Salon is in your hands.

Alllmost there!
over 2 years ago – Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 10:35:00 PM

We're up to 87% in the first 3 days!

I'm all set up at PAX South, give me a shout if any of you are here. I'm excited to play Yukon Salon with a bunch of new people this weekend!