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Forbidden Desert

By Button Mash Games Inc.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Forbidden Desert is a thrilling cooperative adventure based on the best-selling board game.

"Forbidden Desert is definitely one of the best co-op board games in the App Store." - Touch Arcade

"Anyone looking for classic board game goodness should grab this." -

"Quite possibly my favorite digital board game interface ever." - Pocket Tactics

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.

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.

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?

∙ Play cooperatively with 2-5 players
∙ Play single-player by controlling multiple adventurers
∙ Learn the game with an in-depth Tutorial and Rulebook
∙ Enjoy beautiful artwork from the original game
∙ Collect Game Center Achievements
∙ Save games in progress and return to them later

What's New in Version 1.3

We've updated the source code to Swift 4.0 so that it runs buttery smooth on iOS 11.

We also added a counter to show how many cards are in the Storm Discard pile to help better plan for that inevitable moment when the Storm Deck reshuffles and those Sun Beats Down cards loom in your not-too-distant future.

You can find the counter at the top-right of the Storm Discard pop-up by tapping on the Storm Discard pile.

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Customer Reviews

Love it

Forbidden Desert is a great game and better to play on iPad than the original board game. Just needs a little bit better of a tutorial, since it gets a bit complex if you’re new to the game.

Update to iOS11 crashed & burned

This is a great game, but the latest update is a problem. The game won't load - it crashes and drops me out when I tap the icon. Any way to go back? I even got a new iPad - still crashes every time I try to open it. Fix or can I have my money back?

Forbidden Desert
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  • $6.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 196 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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