Salt merchant is a fun card game of business, luck, math and strategy. Each player becomes a salt merchant and tries to outplay other players and become the first to setup maximum number of salt manufacturing factories and hence earn maximum money.
Your grandfather started the salt manufacturing business 50 years ago. After thriving for many years, the salt business is now in trouble. Faced by tough competition and the lack of a good management, there's a risk of business going bankrupt. It's up to you to take up this challenge and save this family business. Your challenges are to acquire good labor, factories, dig more salt water wells and automate your factories. There's a tough competition too. So, you have to be smart, make the right moves and setup factories of all different types, if you want to regain the lost glory. The salt merchant is a thrilling card game to rebuild half a century old family business!
Setting up the game - Place the cards deck and payout cards in the center of the table.
Game end - Game finishes as soon as one of the player reaches winning goal of setting up at least 1 factory of all 3 types
The game consists of following cards and material -
Shree Kant, the co-designer of the game, was born and raised in Phalodi, a city in Western Rajasthan, which is also called as "Salt City".
Shree Kant's grandfather, Late Kanhaiyalal Bohra, was among the one of the earliest 'Salt Merchant' and pioneer of the organized salt business in the area in early 1960s. In this area, salt is produced from salty water coming out of deep wells in a nearby area called BAP-RIN.
Growing around the Salt Industry and being proud of it's rich history, when he decided to make his second game, he chose to make a card game on the Salt Industry, to give tribute to all the people who have worked thanklessly in this salt industry for more than 60 years now. There are millions of stories of workers, labors, thekedars, seths and many more people, associated with the industry, which are left untold.
When you play this game, you are actually living the life of these people, celebrating their efforts and being part of their story.