- Designer: Stefan Feld
- Publishers: Alea/Ravensburger
- Players: 2-4
- Ages: 10+
- Time: 45-60 min
- Times played: 1, with preview copy provided by Ravensburger USA
[Note: Normally, I prefer to play a game at least three times prior to writing it for the blog. However, given the time pressure coming up to SPIEL ’14, I have written up my thoughts on a number of games based on only one or two plays in order to cover as many new games as possible prior to the show. I fully admit that it is often not possible to see the full breadth of a design in a single play, and thus I shall not give a rating to any game at this stage with such a few number of plays…]
Stefan Feld has been one of the more prolific designers of the past few years, though some (including myself) have said that Feld had been producing similar games different only in theme – the “point salad” variety of game… La Isla is the latest Feld design, again published by Alea/Ravensburger. Mr. Feld has had a number of games published by this company, and the partnership has worked well in the past. In this game, players take on the role of tropical island explorers, trying to find nearly extinct animals.