OBJECTIVE OF POINT SALAD: The objective of Point Salad is to score the most points for the ingredients you put in your salad.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 6 Players
MATERIALS: 108 Double Sided Point Cards and Instructions
TYPE OF GAME: Party Card Game
AUDIENCE: Ages 14 and Up
OVERVIEW OF POINT SALAD
Point Salad is a fast-paced card game that is perfect for family night. Players get creative as they build their salads, attempting to score the highest points. The cards used are made up of six different vegetables, making the way for a pretty interesting salad mix!
The number of players there are determines how many cards are removed from the deck before gameplay begins. If there are two or four players, remove six cards of each vegetable. If there are three players, remove nine cards of each vegetable, and if there are five players, remove three cards of each vegetable. These cards can be placed back in the box.
The rest of the cards are then shuffled, and three draw piles are created. They are placed in the middle of the playing area, face up. Turn over two cards from each of the piles and put them in a column below the pile. This is known as the veggie market.
The first player is randomly chosen. During their turn, a player will draft one or two cards. If they choose to take one card, they may take it from a draw pile. If a player wants to take two cards, they may take two from the market. The cards that are taken are placed face up in front of the players, and their turn comes to an end.
Players may also choose to flip one of their cards and turn it into a vegetable. They can not reverse this move once it has been made. The veggie market is refilled after someone removes a card. Simply remove a card from the draw pile above the column and place it in the empty space. The cards should be presented in a way that the veggie side is facing up.
The player to the left will begin their turn. Gameplay continues in this manner until all cards have been taken. Players will then tally their points.
END OF GAME
The game comes to an end when all of the cards have been taken by the players. Players will add up their individual points to determine the winner. The player with the most points at the end of the game, wins!