Being stranded on a tropical island is rough. You have to find food, water, shelter, and stay away from all the various dangers. That's definitely what you'll be doing in Robinson Crusoe: Escape from Despair Island, a new card game from Old Novel Games that's up on Kickstarter now. Players must search the island for food and supplies while avoiding the dangers that abound.
From the campaign:
Robinson Crusoe: Escape from Despair Island is a fast-paced, family-friendly game for 1-4 players, ages 14 and up. Offering a new gameplay experience every time, with vibrant art on 160 cards, push-your-luck mechanics, and the age-old theme of survival and escape, it will leave you wondering if you have what it takes to make it home alive.
In 1651 a young man leaves home for an adventure at sea, shipwrecked on an island 40 miles out to sea, he spends the next 28 years gathering food, resources, tools, and battling against insurmountable odds to stay alive. He hunts, raises animals, reads the bible, and begins to turn his focus and attention inward, his faith grows and becomes a man of God, learns to accept his fate, growing spiritually, realizes that he has everything needed to survive and live in peace.
Combining themes of hope, strength, and resiliency, this strategic, multi-layered game will test your skills in more ways than one, as you navigate through cannibal attacks, deadly storms, and your own inner turmoil.
The campaign's coming up to 1/2 funded with 29 days left to go.