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Through the Desert

Don’t eat tasty-looking camels, kids!

Designer: Reiner Knizia | Artist: Samuel R. Shimota

Through the Desert is the latest re-release of the same game by designer Reiner Knizia and a part of his tile-laying trilogy. though mechanically the game remains the same, its components have seen an update, with a slightly more modern and detailed look. However, one of the main visual attractions of the game – its pastel-coloured candylooking camels – have remained deliciously unchanged. There is an attractive cleanliness to the way through the Desert is played. Points are scored by building chains of caravans from a starting camel, trying to encapsulate oases, watering holes and even areas of the map to score bonus points.

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