Tuesday, January 20, 2015

TableTop Fun: Robinson Crusoe

Another sweet co-operative game that I love. Everyone else hates.*

From BoardGameGeek:
Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island is a game created by Ignacy Trzewiczek, the author of Stronghold. This time Trzewiczek takes the players to a deserted island, where they'll play the parts of shipwreck survivors confronted by an extraordinary adventure. They'll be faced with the challenges of building a shelter, finding food, fighting wild beasts, and protecting themselves from weather changes. Building walls around their homes, animal domestication, constructing weapons and tools from what they find and much more awaits them on the island. 
This game is really hard. You have to balance everyone's opinion on what is best for the group... while trying not to die of starvation, beast attacks and shelter from the elements. The base game has 6 different scenarios and we've only beaten one of them. Pandemic was the first game that introduced me to the co-operative line of games - you're playing against the game, not each other. I was hooked! There is tension and suspense as the game unfolds... something that I didn't think was possible in a board game. I love it even as we are dying... Ian's got a head wound from a snake bite... I'm tired from dragging wood to the signal fire we need to build.. and Drew knows the end is near and goes exploring the island so at least he can die in a nice place. :P Love it!

 *I say everyone hates it because I'm pretty sure that Ian and Drew just can't handle losing over and over again. You would think they are brothers or something... 

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