This game is the sequel to Forbidden Island that we've been waiting for. It's incredibly thematic, tense and engaging. When you are playing, you really feel like you're struggling to survive in the desert, just hoping you'll find that tunnel in time before you die of thirst. This hasn't completely replaced Forbidden Island, as I think this is more complex, and the first game is better to teach new and/or younger players. I have both in my collection, and I'm very happy about it. Two thumbs up!