You awaken with a splitting headache and no idea of 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 survive. Will you help the others that are stranded here or will you save yourself at any cost?
Survive the wilderness in Discover: Lands Unknown, a Unique Game designed by Corey Konieczka! When one to four players find themselves marooned in the harsh wilderness, you must cooperate and compete to search for the water, food, and tools that will be essential to your very survival. But your adventure holds many secrets.
Every copy of Discover: Lands Unknown is unlike any other in the world. As a Unique Game, each copy of Discover features a mix of environments, storylines, characters, locations, items, and enemies to craft an experience that can only be found in your copy of the game.
What secrets await you in the wilderness?
As a Unique Game, every copy of Discover: Lands Unknown is different. Although each copy pulls from a massive pool of possible components, each individual copy of the game is unique—with a distinct mix of components unlike any other copy in existence. This allows every owner to have their own stories about their game, and once you’re done with your copy, you can even trade with a friend for a fresh new experience.
Where Are We?
Every copy of Discover: Lands Unknown contains 34 map tiles depicting two different environments for you to explore! Can you outlast the blistering heat of the desert or the frigid snow-capped peaks of towering mountains? Even if two copies of the game contain the same two environments, the landmarks featured on each can be completely different, providing a wide array of experiences! While the environments are the most obvious difference between copies, there are plenty of variable components waiting to be discovered.
Who Are We?
Your copy of Discover: Lands Unknown will feature twelve different survivors, each with their own set of skills to help them survive the wilderness. From a flannel-sporting Lumberjack to a world-renowned Sushi Chef, the characters of Discover are as varied as the game itself, and while your copy of the game will feature twelve survivors, they are likely to be quite different from the characters in amother copy of the game. Your assortment of survivors only makes your copy of the game even more unique—after all, how a Chemist tackles surviving in the wilderness is wildly different from how a Hunter would.
How Did We Get Here?
When you begin a game of Discover: Lands Unknown, your initial means of escape won’t be clear. Instead, the quest cards of your chosen scenario will guide you on your journey. Each quest card has a simple objective that can be completed by any survivor, and once that goal is met, you move on to the next quest card. Eventually, a way home will be revealed!
Every game comes with four interconnecting scenarios, and a fifth stand-alone scenario that is completely competitive. However, between different copies of the game, there are a variety of narrative scenarios that can be included, each providing different objectives and goals for your survivors, and each presenting a different narrative with its own twists and turns.
What Do We Have?
Surviving in the wilderness won’t be easy, and you’ll need all the tools you can get to survive! Discover: Lands Unknown features a full-fledged crafting system that can be previewed here, but the tools available to you won’t necessarily be available to your friends in their copies of the game! While you may have a story about a handy decoy helping you escape a venomous snake, your friend may have a story about crafting a bow-and-arrow and providing plenty of food for survivors. Every copy of Discover will feature eleven project cards and 44 crafted item cards showing the result of your projects, all of which are variable between copies.
What’s Out There?
Your copy of the game will also contain between 94 and 96 exploration cards, to be revealed when exploring landmarks or achieving goals laid out on quest cards. These exploration cards provide new opportunities and items for your survivor, and they're ultimately essential to survival. While some of these cards are tied to a scenario, others will be tied to the environments found in your copy of the game. However, every environment offers a wide assortment of exploration cards. Even if you and your friend’s copy of the game both feature a forest, the adventures held within can be completely different!
But exploring can be a dangerous proposition. Waiting in your environment are terrifying monsters, represented by the 30 – 32 enemy cards in your copy of the game. Like exploration cards, these enemies are tied to your environment and story, but are still variable between copies of the game, meaning you never know what’s waiting for you in the unknown!
Other variable components in the game include 24 threat cards, sixteen monster tokens, and two to five special monster tokens. These components enhance the game, providing exciting challenges and making your copy of Discover: Lands Unknown truly your own. Whether you’re playing alone or with others, working together or against one another, you can be sure your experience is one of a kind.
1 to 2 hours
1 to 4 players
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 01 November 2018