Saltlands is a post-apocalyptic survival board game taking place in an authentic, low-tech dystopian world plagued by drought. With your friends, you are fleeing from invading raiders, leaving your desert home: a plain left behind by a once great ocean, called the Saltlands.
Rulebook download (multiple languages)
In total Saltlands the Board Game plus the Lost in the Desert Expansion contain:
18 Terrain Tiles
42 Plastic Miniatures
A printed copy of Tales on the Saltlands the graphic novel in the rulebook
All KS-unlocked stretch goals for the base game and the expansion (double-sided player mats, cheat sheets etc.)
Want to learn more about the features, the story and see reviews? Scroll down for more info!
Shipping & availability
Saltlands is currently being shipped to warehouses worldwide. Current situation:
- USA: ETA end of February
- EU: ETA late March
- Australia: Available on stock!
- Rest of World (Japan, Asia etc.): Available on stock!
Coming soon on Kickstarter!
Board Game for up to 6 Players
Playtime: 1-2 hours
The Earth has dried out and civilization with it. Some of the survivors have managed to eke out a living on the Saltlands: plains left behind by a once great ocean. As worthy heirs of that civilization they soon learned to wring the Saltlands of what little resources it had to offer, even utilizing the usually destructive force of the wind. Their sails run not on water but on wheels and salt. But the Apocalypse is not done with the Saltlands. From the west a storm of raiders, a terrifying Horde on gas guzzling machines approaches in search of their lost God. What will You, the more peaceful people of the Saltlands do? Will you fight and die? Will you become slaves? Only those among the first to escape have a chance. But will any of you find a way out of this corrosive salty wasteland? And even if you do, will you have enough strength to start anew?
Game Features (hover mouse for more info)
The hankerer is still waving towards me – his severed left arm stuck on my front bumper. I didn’t think he’d be such a salt-brain, he didn’t even try to dodge my vehicle.
My car is in bad shape, the front left wheel is vibrating strangely, the bodywork is in pieces, and the fender is loose. I’ll probably have to replace it…
She always winds up here with me like she doesn’t have any friends. She’s a normal girl – her parents should’ve regretted ditching her near our settlement, this water distiller plant built adjacent to a small saltwater pond.
Probably she doesn’t know it, but she’s been pretty useful for me…
I wake up to the familiar rattling of precipitation foils. I appreciate this noise because it means that it’s windy today – and wind is our only ally in the Saltlands. The few drops of dew it brings is invaluable. It also eases the burning heat a bit, which is already enough to invigorate one in the desert.
But that’s not the only reason I like it…
Base Game Characters (hover mouse for more info)
Reviews & Media
Our own teaser video. Learn more about the game here. Kickstarter video coming soon!
Very interesting game concept that can lead to interesting tactics and play situtations.Attila Balázs
Saltlands is not overly long, but still, it’s tactical and engaging, not only because of its design. It’s obvious that the game plays according to streamlined and thoroughly tested rules.'KralleKralle'
In this Mad Max-esque dystopian world, there is only one way out: through the horde of raiders, which is nearly impossible without some form of cooperation.A Saltlands fan
“Feels like a well designed game”
“It’s clever, it really self balances, it’s got lots of clever little things going on in it.”
“One of the characters looks like violent mother Teresa; you can’t argue with a game with that in [it], can you?”Mike Barnes
I would like to play this game every windy week. Let’s sail!Mirkó Wlasitsch
As a strategy game, Saltlands is a post-apocalyptic chess match, offering unique challenges.Maurice Fitzgerald
Hard but winnable, you need to stay on your toes and choose the right tactics depending on the characters, environment and wind direction. […] But after all, someone’s going to bite the ground and that’s why the game is so exciting.Dávid Sajó
A wonderful, climactic experience, a stylized game.Ricky Royal
I love that you picked a bright design for the boards, cards etc, fits so well into the Saltlands desert theme.
I love post-apocalyptic themes but they are always very grunchy, dark and worn in the design, this feels so fresh. You can just feel the sun burning over the desert by looking at the design of the game!Johan, a Saltlands fan
It’s clear this is actually a streamlined and rugged bunch of mechanisms all purring together like a finely tuned V8.Mike Barnes
The greatest virtue of Saltlands is that it puts you into a dangerous and mean post-apocalyptic world, where you chase mythical destinations while fighting for survival. The game mechanics suitably mirror this theme with dynamic exploration and victory conditions, and the various available strategies bring along complex action.Borbíró Andris
Saltlands miniature viewer
Lead Game Design