Dale of Merchants

A diverse and charming deck builder

Add to cart19,95 €
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Contents of the game

All Snowdale games also include

  • Free replacement parts
  • Colourblind-friendly components
  • Inserts that fit sleeved cards
  • Live support on Discord and BGG

Learn to play

Ages 10 & up
2 - 4 players
20 - 40 minutes

Do you give up a chance to use a splendid action in favour of getting even more astounding cards? Since every card can be used in multiple ways, Dale of Merchants requires some tough choices. You can’t win the game without letting go of your cards. Dive into Daimyria and meet the cast of colourful animalfolks!

The goal of the game is to finish up your merchant stall before anyone else. The first player to do so is awarded with the access to the legendary Guild of Extraordinary Traders.

With 6 different decks, the replay value of the game is extremely high. You get fresh gameplay by mixing various decks from game to game. Do you want to play with the Thieving Northern Raccoons, bend the rules with Adapting Veiled Chameleons or bring total chaos with Lucky Ocelots? The first player to complete astounding merchant stall is the winner of the game.

Dale of Merchants has been released in multiple languages. The list of languages can be found from the series page.

Games in the Dale of Merchants series

Dale of Merchants (2015)

The first game in the series, which put an innovative spin on the deck building genre.

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Dale of Merchants 2 (2016)

A stand-alone sequel introducing six new animalfolk decks to the series.

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Dale of Merchants 3 (2020)

A stand-alone sequel with yet another six new animalfolk decks with new tricks.

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Dale of Merchants Collection (2019)

New decks, new gameplay features, and a larger box for storing all content in the series.

Read more Add to cart49,95 €

Dale of Merchants: Beaver expansion (2016)

A single deck mini expansion featuring the Systematic Eurasian Beavers.

Read more Add to cart4,95 €

We have bundle pricing available if you’re interested in purchasing the whole series!

Every Dale of Merchants game, except the Beaver expansion, is a stand-alone product and a good starting point to the series. They do not require the earlier games in order to be playable. However, all games in the series are fully compatible with each other. Decks and other elements can be freely combined across the games for increased gameplay depth and variability.


Enhance your playing experience

Premium custom sleeves

Protect your cards with style! The sleeves feature custom print and anti-glare matte finish.

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Playmat for one player

Upgrade your game. Huge selection of animalfolks available.

Read more Add to cart9,95 €

Playmat bag

Store your playmats in a handy bag made from sturdy canvas fabric.

Read more Add to cart9,95 €

Update pack (2019)

Order updated cards if you own a Dale of Merchants game printed before 2019.

Read more Add to cart0,00 €

Team behind Dale of Merchants

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Sami Laakso

Game designIllustrationsGraphic design

My main design goal with Dale of Merchants was to create a simple yet deep deck building game which could be adapted to suit your or your game groups' preferences.

Seppo Kuukasjärvi

Development assistance

We want all games in the Dale of Merchants series to share a similar feel. What to include in illustrations and in flavour texts play a large role in achieving this.

Talvikki Eskelinen

World building

I see games as an art form. Much like a movie or an oil painting, a game can rise beyond mere pastime, encompassing whole worlds and evoking thoughts and emotions.

Jason Ahokas

World building

I wanted to create a rich and lively world for the game. A world which would make the players laugh, curious, and think each time they visit it.

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