Our first foray into the Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island board game was not so successful. Actually our first several attempts went rather poorly and a few of them didn’t even make it past a few turns before we decided to restart. There was one particular game where we seemed to be cursed with horrible bad luck and by the 3rd turn we had every wood source around us exhausted. That is pretty terrible when you have to generate a huge pile of wood in a short amount of time.
Luck was on our side today, however, and we were able to overcome the first scenario and get rescued by a passing ship. Sure we may have had terrible morale due to Keen’s character complaining about his hunger, and I had some kind of gnarly spiderbite on my head, but the point is we survived! Sure, we worked our friend Friday to death and nearly starved, but the point is we stockpiled enough wood to signal a passing ship. Most likely we’re both going to die on that boat ride back home anyway, but hey, there’s no scenario for that so who cares?
We peeked ahead at some of the other scenarios and got pretty excited about what is in store for us. Future adventures have you trekking the island and exorcising evil, exploring for treasure Indiana Jones style, taking out cannibal tribes, etc. They included a lot of really cool scenario cards with specialized rules and objectives. Some of them are a lot more complicated than our quest to build a pile of wood. If we could barely accomplish that then these next adventures are going to be brutal.