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 whom will use the circumstances to their advantage. Under the veil of the witch-hunt lie other motivations; power, greed, revenge and righteousness.
AFFLICTION: Salem 1692 is a game set in the hysteria of a witch-hunt. Use your influence to whisper in the ear of the magistrate, judge, governor or minister to protect some and have others arrested. Salem was a chance to gain property, exact revenge and prove one’s righteousness.
The characters in the game were actual residents of the Salem region. This is the closest possible simulation of actual events in a game to date.
* Affliction is a historically accurate game about the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
* Players represent a faction within the town or village of Salem.
* Influence is used to bring colonists into the faction, ask for protection, have the Magistrate arrest those you accuse, or to encourage Cotton Mather to spread suspicion.
* Affliction is a highly interactive worker placement game with engine-building and engine-disruption mechanics.