A dynamic two-player card game of competitive area control,
careful planning, and very hungry bears.

Every summer, dozens of ravenous brown bears descend upon the majestic Brooks River
in the Katmai region of Alaska. Here they gorge themselves on its summer bounty of salmon
that swim up the beautiful, glacial-fed rivers of the Alaskan wilderness.

In Katmai, you will be playing bears to advantageous fishing spots along Brooks River
in order to gain dominance, satisfy challenges and catch delicious salmon. As the fishing spots fill up,
you will need to choose your bears carefully, triggering unique abilities that will allow you to take advantage of situations and outwit your hungry opponent. Katmai weaves together simple mechanics with rich decision making to create an experience that is contemplative, competitive, and tense. Winter approaches and the wilderness is yours. It's time to feast!

Players: 2
Ages: 14+
Playing time: 30 minutes
Contents: 24 playing cards, 15 objective cards, 7 river tiles, 24 bear meeples,
48 salmon tokens, wooden initiative token, rulebook

An image with the board game box of Katmai, with cover art depicting brown bears catching salmon in a river, surrounded by sample game components: illustrated bear cards with different names and abilities, river tiles, salmon and cub tokens, and a bear meeple

We’ve been working closely with our friends at the Katmai Conservancy and we can’t wait for you to meet the bears! Go to katmaiconservancy.org and join us in supporting and protecting Katmai’s incredible wildlife.

Early previews will be available at UK Games Expo, Gen Con and Essen Spiel. Demos for the public will be available at PAX Unplugged.

Katmai: The Bears of Brooks River is out Q1 2025.

Find out more on BoardGameGeek.

An image of sample cards from Katmai with illustrations of bears, their unique name above and rules text below