Parents' Guide to

Forbidden Desert

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Challenging co-op adventure will make you thirsty for more.

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This cooperative game is just challenging enough at the lower difficulty levels that you'll need to work together, plan ahead, and hope for a bit of luck. It's purely devious at the higher levels. Forbidden Desert is a constantly changing environment that will keep players on their toes, while still allowing enough control to prevent the feeling that it's a purely random experience. It can be enjoyed by mixed ages, especially if older/more experienced players make it a point to listen to others. The app version allows someone to easily play solo, taking on as many player roles as desired. The screen real estate could be used better -- some icons are unnecessarily small -- but navigation is easy, and the tutorial tool tips help new players understand the rules. This is a great game to play on the go when you don't want to carry a game board with you but are ready for a group activity.

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