Fantasy Flight Games has announced their new exploration/survival game Discover: Lands Unknown.
Designed by Corey Konieczka (Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd ed., Eldritch Horror, Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game), Discover: Lands Unknown is what Fantasy Flight calls a Unique Game. This means that many of the components, including environments, characters, storylines, items, and enemies, in each copy of the game will be different.
There will be some commonalities between games though. Each copy will have the same meeples and mechanics, so once you learn how to play the game, you’ll be able to dive into different versions easily.
So what kinds of stories will you explore in Discover: Lands Unknown? Well according to Fantasy Flight “…some groups will find themselves marooned on a desolate island with mysterious creatures roaming the night, others may be trapped in the mountains, just trying to stay warm enough to survive. ”
The main idea behind each game is that you will be placed in a situation where you must escape. Either on your own or with up to four players you’ll try to achieve objectives that will help you survive and possibly find your way home.
Each player has an amount of stamina that they need to keep close track of. Actions in the game take stamina and if you run out before you can return to safety, you might find yourself in a perilous situation.
Jess: You can consider my curiosity piqued as I am super excited to see what kind of experiences come out of this game. I wonder if people will buy multiple copies to get different plays out of it or if people will trade copies once they have completed a scenario? What do you think? Will you be picking up multiple copies of the game or do Unique Games sound too gimmicky to you? Let us know in the comments below!
Discover: Lands Unknown is releasing in the fourth quarter of 2018 and is available now for pre-order from your local retailer or the Fantasy Flight website!