Don’t worry Wilson, I’ll do all the paddling. You just hang on.
Alone on a desert island with only a single unopened copy of Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island by Z-Man Games. Time to rip off that shrink wrap and see if this game is edible!
No one ever said learning Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island was easy, but after grappling with the rulebook for a while now as I write a rules summary for the game, I’m glad many people say it’s also a great game once you get the hang of it. Ignacy Trzewiczek may have a name that’s tough to pronounce for us English speakers but he designs great games like Neuroshima Hex and Thesus: The Dark Orbit (and coming up from Fantasy Flight Games, The Witcher Adventure Game), so it’s definitely worth persevering.
But before the rules summary comes the unboxing video, so join me as I explore the hexes, counter, tokens, wooden bits, plastic bits and loads of cards in this box. And remember, it can always be used as a crude shelter against the unforgiving elements! Or a shield against wild animals. Or a container to collect wild berries in. Or perhaps something to eat …