From the award-winning game designer Reiner Knizia comes a game of strategy, patience, and cool plastic camels! The desert is still 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, two to five 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.
Strategy is essential in deciding how and where to build your tribe's caravans. There are multiple ways to gain points and several ways to win. Should you try to build the longest caravan? Or should you dominate the desert's oases? Don't forget to keep an eye on your opponents' caravans, or you may find your own tribe cut off from valuable water holes.
Through the Desert is playable by ages 10 and up, and is suitable for the whole family. You can play an entire game in under an hour.
This new printing features the same plastic camels, but a great new price.
Through the Desert includes:
• 1 game board
• 175 plastic camel playing pieces
• 30 plastic camel-rider playing pieces
• 45 water hole counters
• 5 plastic oasis trees
• 40 point-counting chips
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Posted by: Mister Alex (43 reviews)
Date: 2008/10/15 Time: 6:36pm
Through the Desert combines the intellectual satisfaction of a purely strategic contest with the warm fuzzies of cute, pastel plastic camels... a rare combination indeed! Remains one of my favourite Knizia games (which, given his output, is saying something).