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Death Valley


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Sunlight glaring through the windshield. Your favorite songs blasting through the speakers. Candy bar wrappers piled next to a warm drink in the cheap plastic cupholder. Your companion riding in the passenger seat, snapping pictures of landmarks as you settle into the hypnotic rhythm of the road. But be careful: this fun road trip could get dangerous as you drive through Death Valley.

Death Valley is a pocket-sized, push-your-luck, tableau-building game for 1-2 players, with each traveler striving to assemble the best mix of cards in their Journey and Scrapbook in order to win the game.

Each turn, players will choose whether to assign a card to their Journey or move cards from their Journey to their Scrapbook. Cards feature stars (points), special abilities (affect the value and position of cards), and some interesting facts about Death Valley.

Backseat Driver Variant

If you want to really press your luck and give up a little control, try out the Backseat Driver Variant. In this variant, players may choose to play the face-up card on their opponent’s journey as well as their own. At the end of each turn, you will check to see if either player busts.

Solo Mode - Designed by Kevin Ellenburg and Mike Mullins

The game comes with rules for solo play. Here you will face an AI explorer that thinks through its action each turn similarly to a player (playing the more intense Backseat Driver Variant). This explorer never rests in its pursuit of adventure.


Number of Players 1-2
Estimated Playtime 15 minutes
Suggested Ages 8+

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