Despite the fact that we've seen its plot played out in dozens of books and movies before (not to mention Gilligan's Island! LOL), Explorers of the Lost World had a lot of charm going for it, initially. As your adventurers explore the enormous island, they slowly begin to come across different civilizations (Native, Druidic, Voodoo Cannibal, Gypsy, etc.) and try to befriend them in order to increase the size of the "Base Camp" by adding new buildings appropriate to the group you just encountered. Ok. Cute... up until I came across the Surfer... and the Cowgirl.