Forbidden Desert

Fight To Survive

Your mission to recover a legendary flying machine has just been thrown into chaos. An unexpected sand storm has forced your helicopter to make a crash landing. Now, stranded in the vast desert and exposed to an unrelenting storm, your only hope for survival is to quickly excavate the ancient city, find the parts to the flying machine, and rebuild it to escape.

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Win Or Lose,
Work Together

In order to survive your team must work as one. Forbidden Desert is a co-operative board game designed for 2–5 players. Share water and equipment and collaborate to plan the best strategy for victory.


Overcome The Odds

An unrelenting storm, disastrous sand dunes, and a blistering desert sun — Forbidden Desert is an incredibly challenging board game that will test the limits of your team's skill.

Does your team of adventurers have what it takes or will you become another artifact of the Forbidden Desert?


Game Features

We know you love board games — we do too! — but wouldn't it be nice to skip all the setup and just play? Forbidden Desert for iPad brings the best of the board game from the tabletop to the screen.

Co-operative Gameplay

2–5 Players

Game Center Achievements

Save & Resume Games

Beautiful Artwork

Rulebook & Tutorial

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Forbidden Desert by Gamewright

Board Game Royalty

Still trying to make up your mind? This should help: the original tabletop version of Forbidden Desert is the award-winning brainchild of Matt Leacock (Pandemic, Forbidden Island), distributed by Gamewright. Some of its accolades include:

Mensa Select Parents' Choice
Button Mash Games Matt Leacock Gamewright