Fear Is the Mind-Killer: A Review of Forbidden Desert

25 03 2014

DesertCoverdBy Firestone

The storm is relentless—making movement, visibility, and clear thought impossible. The water is nearly gone, but so are you. You decide to drain the last of it, but just before you put the bottle to your cracked lips you see a dark outline through the sandstorm. A cave!

Forbidden Desert is the follow-up to Matt Leacock’s hit cooperative game Forbidden Island. Is it just the same game with a new setting? Or is there something more to explore here…?

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Take a Trip to the Forbidden Desert!

9 01 2013

Gamewright has announced a new game on their blog: Forbidden Desert—a sequel to their hit game Forbidden Island from designer Matt Leacock. Gamewright’s Jason Schneider says, “One of the key challenges we posed to inventor Matt Leacock was to create a game that would contain familiar elements while offering up a completely different in-game experience. In addition, we wanted it to be simultaneously approachable to new players while upping the ante for those who felt they had mastered Forbidden Island.

forbidden_desert_promo_webThe game will include:

  • 49 cards
  • 48 sand markers
  • 24 tiles
  • 6 pawns
  • 5 water level markers
  • 4 flying machine parts
  • 1 flying machine model
  • 1 sand storm meter
  • 1 stand storm meter stand
  • 1 sand storm level marker
  • Rules of play

Players: 2-5
Ages: 10+
Playing time: 45 minutes

Forbidden Island is a big hit in the Isley and Firestone households, and we can’t wait to see what Leacock has in store for us in this sequel. The game is scheduled to drop in the Spring, and have an MSRP of $24.99. Thanks for reading!

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