“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”
― Lewis Carroll
BUT, in this case the explanation is part of the adventure! We are bursting at the seams to tell you about our newest game: Forbidden Desert, a new family adventure game by renowned cooperative game designer, Matt Leacock. The game is a follow-up to our successful Forbidden Island but is not simply a second wind. In Forbidden Desert, players take on the roles of brave adventurers who must throw caution to the wind and survive both blistering heat and blustering sand in order to recover a legendary flying machine buried under an ancient desert city. This marks the first time that we have published a sequel to one of our games!
“When we launched Forbidden Island back in 2010, we had an inkling that we had hit game on our hands, but never to the point that we’d be prompted to publish a sequel,” says Jason Schneider, our director of product development and marketing. “I’m beyond thrilled to see this vision come to fruition.”
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,” says Schneider. All this resulted in a fresh new game based around an innovative set of mechanics, such as an ever-shifting board, individual resource management, and unique method for locating the flying machine parts.
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Lastly, here are the details and nothing but the details, your travel itinerary. We look forward to taking this Forbidden adventure further with all of you!
Forbidden Desert will make its debut spring of 2013. The game will come in a tin package and retail for a suggested $24.99.
Thirst for Survival
Gear up for a thrilling adventure to recover a legendary flying machine buried deep in the ruins of an ancient desert city. You’ll need to coordinate with your teammates and use every available resource if you hope to survive the scorching heat and relentless sandstorm. Find the flying machine and escape before you all become permanent artifacts of the Forbidden Desert!
48 sand markers
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
Playing time: 45 minutes