Discover: Lands Unknown
You awaken with a splitting headache and no idea how you got here.
The wilderness stretches in every direction, and something howls in the
distance. Your quest for answers will have to wait; first, you need to
that your own adventures will play out very differently than your
friend's copy of the game. No matter where you find yourself, you'll
need to survive and uncover the reasons why you've awoken, trapped in
the wilderness. Whether survival means cooperation or competition is
completely up to you!
Discover: Lands Unknown is a new adventure from Fantasy Flight Games as one of their first Unique Games. What is a Unique Game? In a nutshell,
it's an entirely new type of game! Unique Games can take many different
forms, but they share one thing in common—every copy of the game is
unique. The copy that you pick up off the shelf will have different
components than the copy your friend gets at their store.
While mechanics and some common components like meeples will be the
same in every copy of the game, the vast majority of the cards, tiles,
and tokens in your box will be randomized, selected from a vast pool of
possible components. When you open your copy of Discover: Lands Unknown,
you can never be sure what you'll find inside, and the combination will
be different from every other copy in the world. In other words, Unique
Games aren't like Legacy Games, which start with identical components,
but become unique through gameplay. Unique Games have their own distinct
mix of components in every box!
Everything that you encounter on your adventure, from your pool of
survivors, to the enemies that you encounter, to the tools at your
disposal, to the very environment itself, can be changed, with every
copy of Discover: Lands Unknown presenting an experience unique
to you. While 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.
Like the survivors you'll be playing as, you know that you need to escape… you're just not sure how. In each game of Discover,
you'll play a scenario in your own evolving story, drawing your next
objectives from quest cards. These quest cards will give you short term
goals essential to your survival—the longer you survive, the more likely
you'll find a way home.
Working together with other players, you can complete objectives
quickly, but when water is short and creatures stalk the night, isn't it
every survivor for themselves? Every copy of the game comes with
multiple scenarios, so like many of the components found in Discover, you never know what quests you will find in your adventure!
If you're going to survive the terrors of night in the wilds, you and
your companions will have to gather resources, craft items, and search
for a way home during the day. During the safety of the day, you'll
spend stamina on your turn to perform different actions. You may wander
across the wilderness, gather resources, collect water, fight enemies,
discover new areas, and more!
Survivors can explore as much as they want during the day, but every
action drains your survivor’s stamina, and if your survivor can't
continue on, your turn is over, right where you stand. You must
carefully weigh the consequences of your actions: exploring is
important, but if you end your turn away from the safety of a campfire,
you leave yourself exposed to the harsh conditions of the night.
You must explore the wilderness to escape, but danger waits around
every corner. While you may find items essential to your survival during
your adventure, but you may also find dangerous enemies, ready to
attack! The call of the wild is alluring, and even more so when survival
is on the line. Do you have what it takes to find a way home?
Players: 1 - 4