Nusfjord is a popular game by Uwe Rosenberg, and published by Lookout Games in 2017. In it, up to five players compete to run a fishing business in a coastal Norwegian village. You’ll build your own harbour, clear space to construct buildings, catch fish, and work alongside the elders of the community.
The Nusfjord: Salmon Deck is way in which to add even more of a modular vibe to the game. Nusfjord already provides plenty of this to begin with, but credit where credit’s due. Rosenberg and Lookout Games have upped the ante! Usually in a game of Nusfjord, you deal out a number of building cards that are available for construction. You fell your forest land to make room for them. Each building provides actions and benefits. These are a unique serving each game, so you’ll build a different engine of a fishing business each time.
So what does the Nusfjord: Salmon Deck provide? This contains 44 new building cards. It’s suggested that these buildings are for players who already have a grasp of how Nusfjord works. This deck is not the sort of thing you’d throw into the mixer when teaching it to new players! You could compare this deck to, say, the Bubulcus Deck for Agricola (another Uwe Rosenberg game).
As well as providing all those new cards, this Salmon Deck also comes with 25 metal coins. These are a direct replacement for the cardboard coins (chits) that you get in the base game. Ahh, there’s something about having luxury metal coins in a game that further elevates the experience! Please note that you do of course need the base game of Nusfjord to play and enjoy the Nusfjord Salmon Deck.
Player Count: 1-5 Players
Time: 20-100 minutes