Gamewright, the creators of the board game Forbidden Island, have come out with a sequel soon to be released. It’s called Forbidden Desert and we have a feeling it will be as big a hit as the first one.
Side note: One of my goals for 2013 is to play more games with my kids. The older ones will usually groan at first, but once we get going, they have a blast!! I encourage you to play games with your kids. You will build memories and a bond that will last. You’ll also notice a change in the environment of your home. It’s amazing what one hour of playing a board game can do for a relationship.
Here’s a description of Forbidden Desert:
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.Contents49 cards48 sand markers24 tiles6 pawns5 water level markers4 flying machine parts1 flying machine model1 sand storm meter1 stand storm meter stand1 sand storm level markerRules of playPlayers: 2-5Ages: 10+Playing time: 45 minutes
When will it be available you ask? The game will make its official debut at the 2013 Toy Fair in New York City. Yes, we will be there! You’ll be able to purchase the game in Spring 2013.
The inventor of the game, Matt Leacock, wanted to create something families would enjoy playing together, but he wanted it to have a different in-game experience. You can expect to see an ever-shifting board, individual resource management, and unique method for locating the flying machine parts.
Check out this teaser trailer for Forbidden Desert. The game will retail for a suggested price of $24.99.