Point Salad wins Best Casual Game of the Year
Casual Game Revolution, the group behind Casual Game Insider magazine, has announced the winner of their third annual Best Casual Game of the Year award. Previous winners have included the dice drafting game Sagrada and the roll and write game Welcome To… This year, the judges had to pick between three finalists, AEG’s Point Salad, Tiny Towns from the same publisher, and Keymaster Games’ Parks. After the vote, Point Salad was the winner by a narrow victory. A public poll of the same three games put Point Salad and Parks nearly neck in neck, with Parks barely taking the popular vote.
Point Salad by designers Molly Johnson, Robert Melvin, and Shawn Stankewich is a fast, lightweight card collection game for 2-6 players. Each turn, players can collect cards from the center of the table: either 2 vegetable cards, or one rule card defining how those vegetables score points. Once all the cards are gone, players total their points. The combination of simple rules, delightful art by Dylan Mangini, and addictive gameplay makes Point Salad a natural winner.
For more information, check out the press release from Casual Game Revolution here.