Forbidden Desert Game

Forbidden Desert Game

# 025933

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Item #: 025933
Grades: 5-AD

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  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

Have you mastered the Forbidden Island, are you looking for a new challenge, or do you just love the game and are looking for another along the same vein? Well, the adventure continues with Forbidden Desert! In this heart-racing, pulse pounding version, players were caught unaware on their quest to excavate a buried city and find the ancient flying machine. After crashing their plane in a sudden sand storm, players must band together and battle excruciating thirst, the hot desert sun, and the sand storm that threatens to bury them alive. Meanwhile, they are excavating the city in search for the parts of the legendary flying machine that they hope will allow them to escape. As in Forbidden Island, the "board" consists of double-sided tiles. One side shows desert, the other shows the buried city. Players each have different roles and capabilities as they move around the board. They are removing sand, excavating the city and locating the pieces to the flying machine, meanwhile trying to find water and avoid the shifting sand storm. A little more intense with faster moving game play than its predecessor, Forbidden Desert is a challenge the whole family will enjoy together! 2-5 players. ~ Megan

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Publisher Description:

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!

Category Description for Forbidden... Games:

Band together with your fellow players and race around to accomplish your mission and escape before you succumb to the perils that await you! These innovative cooperative games consist of beautifully illustrated, double-sided tiles, Adventurer cards, pawns, and other cards and accessories. Players are randomly dealt Adventurer cards, each of which has a slightly different role and abilities. Players are able to take several actions on each turn; it’s a race against time and danger to complete your goals and get your entire team to safety. Truly unique, these heart-racing, pulse-pounding games are slightly different every time you play! Highly, highly recommended.

Category Description for Cooperative Games:

Our family has long enjoyed playing co-operative games from Family Pastimes. We play competitive ones, too, but enjoy fostering team spirit as we all work toward achieving a goal. If you haven't tried this alternative to playing together, here's an assortment of some of our favorites from this company.

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1.85 (lbs.)
8.75" x 8.75" x 3.12"
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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
Family introduced it to us.
Clare L on Mar 11, 2023
I like cooperative, and the mechanics looked interesting.
Eli D on Jul 5, 2022
Family introduced it to us.
Clare L on Mar 11, 2023
Our grandchildren love Forbidden Island, so we can't wait to give them Forbidden Desert as a gift!
Linda B on Dec 8, 2022
I like cooperative, and the mechanics looked interesting.
Eli D on Jul 5, 2022
Recipient requested
Alison B on Dec 8, 2021
Easy cooperative game.
Marian and Tom D on Nov 24, 2021
played with friends and liked the game
Lety L on Jul 7, 2021
Recommended by a friend
Sharman S on Apr 1, 2021
Our kids really like Forbidden Island, so we thought we'd give this version a try for game night.
Denise W on Jan 19, 2021
My kids loved playing this game at their cousins' house!
Jennifer M on Dec 9, 2020
We have played Forbidden Island and hoped that this game would bring us just as much fun. Our entire family enjoys it.
Kerri D on Dec 8, 2020
We have played this game many times as a family and love the puzzle. We bought it for our cousin's family to enjoy! Sometimes the "game wins" no matter how good you tried, but that's just part of any cooperative game. This is by the same designer as Pandemic, so some of the same types of mechanisms can be seen, but the puzzle is simpler than Pandemic, easier to understand.
Alison C on Dec 5, 2020
This is a very unique game, assuming it's similar to Forbidden Island, where it encourages cooperation, not competition. You all win and get out, or you all die, no one is left behind, everyone works together. I played Forbidden Island years ago and remember it very well. I think it will be good to improve family dynamics and for family game night.
KARIN T on Nov 28, 2020
Looks like fun
Susan R on Nov 22, 2020
My son loves strategy games and this one being cooperative was a nice twist
Monica K on Nov 19, 2020
We have Forbidden Island and the whole family loves it; heard Forbidden Desert is slightly more complex.
John D on Nov 16, 2020
Price better than anywhere else.
MaryBeth S on Nov 10, 2020
We liked Forbidden Island and this game had really good reviews.
Brandon P on Jun 16, 2020
This is a great coop game for the whole family. It's challenging, but the coop nature allows for less strategically minded children to play as well.
RJ F on May 11, 2020
I have played Forbidden Island and enjoyed it so wanted to try this out.
Angel S on Apr 15, 2020
My daughter wanted it for Christmas.
Michelle F on Dec 16, 2018
Great online reviews. We love playing Forbidden Island.
Karen P on Dec 13, 2018
We liked the original Forbidden Island and thought we would try this.
Timothy F on Dec 10, 2018
We already have Forbidden Island, which we like, so this one is next.
Brenda B on Oct 2, 2018
We love games that the family works together to win.
Carmen M on Sep 19, 2018
Played and enjoyed the Forbidden Island games, to which this is a sequel.
Terrence R on Aug 21, 2018
Educational purpose
Elizabeth F on Apr 19, 2018
Looked like forbidden island which was fun to play
Tracy K on Mar 26, 2018
We really enjoyed this game. I'm purchasing another one as we lost too many pieces.
SARA on Mar 15, 2018
Loved "Forbidden Island," a great cooperative game.
Christine M on Dec 16, 2017
Knew about it and good price
Barbara E on Nov 12, 2017
enjoyed playing it with friends
Barbara H on Oct 4, 2017
Use up some shipping.
Daphne C on Sep 7, 2017
Roseli S on Apr 9, 2017
I've played this at a local board game store and wanted my own copy.
Beth B on Apr 18, 2016
My 16 year old son has been asking for this since it came out. He is getting it for his birthday.
Dana O on Feb 1, 2016
grandson had on his Christmas list
sandra s on Dec 3, 2015
My son loved Forbidden<br /> island
Suvia E on Nov 13, 2015
Our grandchildren love Forbidden Island, so we can't wait to give them Forbidden Desert as a gift!
Linda B on Dec 8, 2022
Recipient requested
Alison B on Dec 8, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great Game!
We have Forbidden Island and really enjoy it, and Forbidden Desert was a definite must. We love playing this as a family (2 boys ages 8 and 13). The shifting sands make for an interesting twist as well as the need for water. Highly recommend!
May 18, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun and challenging
Already had Forbidden Island game--loved it and managed to beat it several times with serious cooperative effort. Forbidden Desert is a similar game mechanic, so it was comfortable to learn, and it definitely increases the challenge. Family has played 3 times now and still can't beat it--but we came close! Random elements throw accumulating hurdles. Love the "group mind" and cooperation required; ideas fly, loud and fast, but everyone agrees before we make a move. Great fun!
January 24, 2018
over 5 years ago

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