Show #28: Forbidden Desert, and D-Day Dice

In Show 28.0 of Gameopolis, Mark and Jeff inadvertently do a cooperative games extravaganza. But before any of that starts, observing tradition there is discussion of a Dusty Old Box…Actually it's a bag of Dusty Old Things (which sounds like an allergist's nightmare). Mark very enthusiastically describes the Dusty Old Things that Jeff presents him. After that it's a quick visit to our listener mailbag before we launch into the main show topics.

Mark takes the first main segment of the show, with coverage of Forbidden Desert: long-awaited sequel to Forbidden Island. He covers the rules, the most obvious differences and similarities with Forbidden Island, and --of course-- talks about the quality of the game components.

After Mark's main segment, Jeff dives into a second main segment on Valley Games' D-Day Dice, with focus on the rules of play, and the publisher's very clever use of game components.

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  • 00:00:00 Prelude
  • 00:01:35 Dusty Old Box
  • 00:10:39 Listener Feedback
  • 00:16:00 Happy 4th birthday, Gameopolis
  • 00:17:34 Forbidden Desert, by Gamewright Games
  • 00:40:10 D-Day Dice, by Valley Games
  • 01:09:46 Signoff

Stay tuned for Show 28.5 --our session report on one of these filler games-- coming at you faster than a raging sandstorm!

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