Through The Desert (2010)
2 to 5
|Time to Play:
15 to 45 Minutes
Strategy, Family, Tile-Laying / Placement
This game is currently inactive in the TimeWellSpent Games system and is no longer for sale.
Part of the Fantasy Flight Games: Silver Line
- 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
- Rule Book
A Game of Caravans and Desert Oases:
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.
From the award-winning game designer Reiner Knizia comes a game of strategy, patience, and cool plastic camels! In Through the Desert, 2 to 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.
Strategy is essential in deciding how and where to build your tribe's caravans. There are multiple wasy 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 the 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.
Spiel des Jahres, Nominee - 1998
Deutscher SpielePreis, 4th Place - 1998
Games Magazine GAMES 100, Best Family Stategy Game Runner - 1999
Other Information on Through The Desert
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