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Announcing the upcoming release of Isla Dorada
Isla Dorada | Published 02 August 2010

Legends of unimaginable treasure surround the mysterious island of Isla Dorada. Several ancient civilizations once carved out a mighty empire on its shores, but the passage of time and the ravaging of wild beasts have driven them to ruin, leaving behind priceless artifacts and confusing maps to their hidden locations.

Now the year is 1934, and your expedition has crash landed on this exotic island. Your chance for infinite riches is within your grasp. But you don’t want to share the loot with the rest of the expedition, do you?

Fantasy Flight Games is excited to announce the upcoming release of Isla Dorada! Guide your expedition through hazardous terrain and hostile territory, exploring the wonders of Isla Dorada while you compete to find the most treasure among your fellow explorers. Designed by Bruno Faidutti (with the help of Alan R Moon, Andrea Angiolino, and Piergiorgio Paglia), Isla Dorada is a board game of strategic bidding and exploration for 3-6 players.

In Isla Dorada, players join together to form an expedition, navigating through a mysterious and treasure-ridden island. However, since each player is competing to be the one explorer to find the most treasure, they each have their own treasure maps and their own secret motivations. To move the expedition, players bid cards that allow them to move the expedition through certain terrain. Whoever wins the bid gets to move the expedition and potentially find their hidden treasure.

Watch your step during your explorations, since dangerous creatures and curses lurk around the hidden ways of Isla Dorada.

Keep watching in the coming weeks, when we’ll launch a full website for Isla Dorada, including detailed images and a summary of play. Be ready, the expedition begins this fall!

In Isla Dorada, 3-6 players take on the roles of explorers who have crash landed on an exotic and mysterious island. Through bidding and negotiation, players vie for control of the expedition marker, thereby moving the entire group to serve their own agendas. Outwit and outbid your opponents to become the wealthiest explorer to leave the island!

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Published: 8/11/2010 4:18:29 AM

Looking forward to trying this game at Spiel 2010! I think the artwork looks amazing :)

Published: 8/4/2010 5:55:24 AM

 lol, I thought at first the artwork looked completely retarded! But that was cause you couldn't really see it well on the intro pages here. Looking at the images on BGG I rather like the artwork. It has a fun style and a sense of humour. Something more to it than just plain childish

Still, proper adults will hate it!


Published: 8/3/2010 10:31:11 AM

Meh the artwork is reminiscent of Smallworld, which caught some slack from some people.  You know the type, the ones that just like to complain for the sake of complaining.  People that like to try and champion a cause that doesn't exist.  Get over it.  

Published: 8/3/2010 7:47:00 AM

It never ceases to amaze me that some people will dissect and clinically look for "racist" overtones into everything they see... Fortunely, this is something that I've never seen happen in my country (nor in other countries where different ethnical groups cohabit peacefully - i.e : Brazil). To me, these behavior seem just about as silly as taking care to see if "blond" people (or "tall" people, etc) are correctly/equally represented. You know, because it doesn't really matter... just like race does not matter. "Racism" is all about taking the "race" into consideration in your delibrations. If you can't just "let it go", you will always be stuck to the past you so eagerly want to distance yourself from...

Published: 8/3/2010 2:44:33 AM

Are you serious LETE?

Published: 8/2/2010 9:42:23 PM

Illustrations for the "native black people" (? - haven't played the game so I don't know which group they're in), remind me of the several now-banned Warner Brothers cartoons. 


Definitely racist!  Shame on the developers!


Is this supposed to be a family game?  I don't want my kids to get those "values".



Published: 8/2/2010 5:37:33 PM

And the glut of new games coming out from FFG big has the company gotten over the past couple years to crank 'em out like this?!?

Published: 8/2/2010 2:45:51 PM

Artwork is one of the best ive seen. Check this pictures

yes its cartoonish but really great, really hoping this plays well with my daughter

Published: 8/2/2010 11:39:33 AM

The art work shouldn't be a problem so why even bring it up. Some people are so bloody overly sensitive. It's a freaking game based on a pulp fiction style romp through the jungle in the year 1934.

Published: 8/2/2010 10:28:59 AM

 While I don't object to it myself, I can't imagine the pygmy illustrations are going to play too well in the united states. FFG could get burned by a drive-by media "shooting" if they're not careful.

Published: 8/2/2010 10:24:45 AM

I agree the artwork is distinctive, especially compared to anything else FFG has done.  I still think it looks nice though.  I don''t object to "childish" art if the game behind it is fun.

I have yet to be disappointed by a game that has Bruno Faidutti's name on it, so I'm very much looking forward to this title!

Published: 8/2/2010 9:51:24 AM

Been following the development of this on Bruno's website.  I am VERY excited for this one.  Curious thought that it's now under FFG's banner as FunForge's last release was handled on their own.  The artwork is amazing!

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