The game box is an antique-looking faux book.
Don't toss this game on top of a stack inside your messy game closet. Instead, disguise your Salem game on your bookshelf. Book remains closed with a magnet.
Play as John Proctor, Samuel Parris, Mary Warren, and 12 other real people from Salem, Massachusetts.
Jump right into the world of Salem as you play as one of the key personalities involved in the actual witch trials from 1692.
Social Deception Card Game
Salem builds upon the class social deception games of Mafia, Werewolves, Bang!, and Resistance, and twists things just the right amount.
Rulebook Includes Biographies of all Characters
Bring the game to life as you learn more about the real victims and accusers in the back of the rulebook.
Raised $103K on Kickstarter
Salem was crowdfunded in April 2015. We now sell the game all over the world.
Simple, smart, sleek board games
Facade Games is based near Provo, Utah and was founded by a husband/wife team. Our goal is to make board games with: Flawless, unique mechanics; Accessibility for the casual gamer; Original, interesting packaging; Beautiful illustration and design. Salem was our first project and raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter in spring 2015. We’re currently creating a pirate-themed game to be released on Kickstarter in fall 2016.
Describe your product in 3 words.
Find the Witches
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
We both grew up loving board games. One game in particular, mafia, was always a favorite. Salem began as a personal project to improve upon some of the shortcomings of some of our favorite social deception games. When we launched Salem in Kickstarter, we were blown away by the demand for the game. We haven't looked back since!
What makes your product special?
From the book box it arrives in, to the beautiful illustrations on the cards, to the suspenseful gameplay, Salem strives to be unique. It is able to take its players into another realm, back in time to an atmosphere of fear and suspicion.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
It has been incredibly rewarding seeing Salem played all over the world! What started as something that we put our hearts and minds into within the walls of our own home has now become something that we can share with thousands of other people in theirs.