Peril in the Promised Land is a cooperative game where players take on the role of one of the captains in the Nephite army in an attempt to recover cities that have been lost to the Lamanites. They play against the game itself, the Lamanites/King-Men as they attempt to take over Zarahemla.
Players get to setup the board in any fashion they like. It is composed of hex shaped pieces that fit together to create the Promised Land. The Nephite captains start in Zarahemla and must recover 3 of the 6 cities currently occupied by Lamanite forces. Furthermore, to win the game, players must raise a total of 3 Titles of Liberty.
On the players turn he/she has the option to move, draw a card, play a card, or fortify a city. Cards allow players to do things like attack or defend. The Lamanite action for each players turn is decided by the roll of a die. The Lamanites may end up attacking, defending, or the King-Men may advance closer to the Judgment Seat (the player may also lose some of the members of his army). If the Lamanites end up capturing Zarahemla or if the King-Men arrive at the Judgment Seat, then the players lose.
Do you have what it takes to lead your Nephite army forces under the Title of Liberty to retake your homes and lands?