Through the Desert (1998)

Average Rating: 7.07/10
Board Game Rank: 319
Abstract Game Rank: 11
Strategy Game Rank: 216
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Reiner Knizia's Through the Desert HD

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$2.99

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Publisher
Year Published
1998
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(183 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
(32 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(47 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Through the Desert
Alternate Names
A través del desierto
Aavikon Karavaanit
Át a sivatagon
Durch die Wüste
Heersers der Woestijn
Nel Deserto
Przez Pustynię
La traversée du désert
Καραβάνια της Ερήμου
דרך המדבר
砂漠を越えて
穿越荒漠
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Each player attempts to score the most points by snaking caravan routes through the desert, trying to reach oases and blocking off sections of the desert. Many people feel that it is reminiscent of Go.

Publisher's Description
From the award-winning game designer Reiner Knizia comes a game of strategy, patience, and cool plastic camels! The desert is still 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.
In Through the Desert, two to five 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 ways 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 valuable water holes.

Through the Desert is part of the so called Knizia tile-laying trilogy.

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Contents (Fantasy Flight 2009 Silver Line version)

  • 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

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Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: John Gravato, Scott Nicely
Year: 2009
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Product Code: SSP020
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1 Through the Desert official Hebrew rules
דרך המדבר - חוקי המשחק הרשמיים מהמו"ל כוכבי כסף
Hebrew
2015-05-04
2 Scoring/Task Cards Kingdom Builder Style for Through the Desert
12 cards that change the rules or add new scoring dimensions to the game. Flip up a random group of three for each game, or more or less to suit your tastes.
English
2014-01-19
2 Through the Desert Korean Rules
Through the Desert (draft) rules in Korean.
Korean
2013-10-27
6 Through the Desert Score Sheet PDF File
No need for any of the chits except watering holes. Four score sheets per page.
English
2013-06-02
2 Manual de Regras
Through The Desert Manual de Regras (Português/Brasil) Tradução/Diagramação: Marcelo "Groo" Medeia
Portuguese
2013-03-19
1 Samenvattingskaart
Als het een lange tijd geleden is, kan deze samenvattingskaart je helpen bij het spelen van Through the Desert. Zo moet je niet hele tijd grijpen naar de spelregels!
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2013-03-07
0 Résumé des règles
Organigramme résumant les règles.
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2012-08-02
5 Reglas originales en castellano - PDF
Reglas en castellano de la versión original de Edge en PDF
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2011-10-27
14 [Español] Reglas a la JcK
Completo resumen de las reglas con imagenes al estilo JcK [imageid=1251209 medium]
Spanish
2011-08-02
5 Rules for Through the Desert in Russian v.1.0
Russian translation of rules for this wonderful game. --- Русский перевод правил этой чудесной игры.
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2011-06-08
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 319
Abstract Game Rank: 11
Strategy Game Rank: 216
Num Ratings: 9895
Average Rating: 7.07
Standard Deviation: 1.23
Num Views: 409054
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Users Owning: 9975
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Users Trading: 372 [find trade matches]
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BGTG - March 29, 2005
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BGB Volume 1 - Session Review with Palazzo, Shadows Over Camelot, Through The Desert, TransEuropa and Werewolf in Brief
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