This week I was introduced to a game that has been around for a while called Through The Desert. Since this was my first time playing, I was not expecting to win, like many other games.
The object of the game is to initially place a leaders (Camel and Rider) onto spaces that you think may be a good starting point on the board. Then as each player finally places all the leaders each player in turn thereafter will place two camels of the color of their choosing on the board to connect to those leaders.
Eventually there is strategy to block players from making long chains as well as occupying certain spaces on the board.
You can connect to spaces that have victory points, trees that give extra bonus points and have locked in what I think were called mountain rangers to gain additional points at the end for bonus.
Well, with all that being said, I amazingly won the game my first time out playing! Regardless of the win, I will play this again anytime I get a chance. Thanks to my friend Adam for bringing this one to the table.
- Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer
- Fresco – our current Game Of The Month for our group
- The King Commands
Although the group I played didn’t really like The King Commands, I might try to introduce to some of my family members back home in NY State. They like card games, and it seems like something that I would have more fun playing then a game of Rummy. I’m also not sure if I will continue to bring this game or maybe trade it in for something else. I’ll have to check on the board game geek and see if anyone wants to trade another game for it.