From the box: “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!
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. While featuring cooperative gameplay similar to Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert is a fresh, new game based around an innovative set of mechanisms such as an ever-shifting board, individual resource management, and a unique method for locating the flying machine parts.”
Sam says: “Race through a sandstorm to recover broken pieces of your airship to escape and fly to safety. I love the story of the game and the series’ exploration of various “forbidden” locations (Island, Desert). Gameplay is easily learned but mastering can take a few run throughs. Mirroring the same basic components that its predecessor uses (Forbidden Island), Desert adds a different level of complication but also adds components that make the game easier to win. Tunnels, windblowers, and the lack of pieces literally disappearing from the board make this game easier than Island, and for that reason I would recommend Island if you want a more challenging game, but Desert if you want a variation on gameplay and a new scenario.”
Amazon: Forbidden Desert