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The hysteria over witches among the people of Salem swept the region like a disease in 1692. As is the case in any tragic event, there are those individuals whom will use the circumstances to their advantage. Under the veil of the witch-hunt lie other motivations; greed, power, revenge, and righteousness.
AFFLICTION: Salem 1692 is a game that takes place in the hysteria of a witch-hunt. Use your influence to whisper in the ear of the judge, magistrate, governor or minister to protect some and have others arrested. Salem was an opportunity to gain property, exact revenge and prove one’s righteousness.
Characters in the game were actual residents of the Salem region. To date, this is the closest possible simulation of actual events in a game. This is the one witch-hunting game without actual witches! Affliction utilizes a low luck, highly interactive worker placement, engine building, engine disruption mechanic.
In the second edition, players will find:
- Modified starting characters and increased the player number to eight. Each player is now dealt two and picks one. With more afflicted girls as beginning characters, the game feels even more authentic.
- Simplified two of the character's abilities.
- Improved the accusation ability of Reverand Paris
- Improved circle defense