|Through The Desert | Published 04 March 2010||Rating||19 votes|
The desert is treacherous, mysterious, and without mercy. But for those willing to risk the dangers of the shifting, sun-baked sands, the desert holds riches beyond compare.
In Through the Desert, players vie for vital resources found scattered across the sandy wastes. Each player will command a tribe of five nomad chieftains that extend their long caravan chains across the board, one camel at a time, in order to connect with valuable sources of water and oases. Each chieftain under your control is in charge of a single color camel.
Fantasy Flight Games published the game in 2000, and it quickly gained a legendary reputation for being the perfect gateway game, offering plenty of fun for gamers of all ages. Sadly, Through the Desert was successful enough to sell through all available inventory, and it has remained unavailable for nearly two years – until now.
Check out our recent preview for an overview of the game, then form a caravan to your local retailer, and grab your copy today!
In Through the Desert, a board game from celebrated designer Reiner Knizia, 2-5 players each control a tribe of nomads vying for control of the desert. By establishing caravans and taking over oases, the players gain points as their tribes increase in power.
So the reprint comes in a new box, the same dimensions as a standard FFG game but slimmer. I hope more FFG games can be done in this format in the future, as the box sizes have been a bit ridiculous in some cases.
For my own preferences, small (where possible) is good, though I know that's not neccesarily the opinion of the marketeers.
Finally! That's what I'm talking about!
FINALLY! Just ordered! :D