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Forbidden Island - Why-Games

Forbidden Island

  • 1999

Dare to discover Forbidden Island! Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise. Your team will have to work together and make some pulse-pounding maneuvers, as the island will sink beneath every step! Race to collect the treasures and make a triumphant escape before you are swallowed into the watery abyss!

It’s a great honor to introduce the latest creation by cooperative game master, Matt Leacock. There are so many things we love about this unique game: from the rich illustrations, to the collaborative nature of play, to the innovative set of rules, to the infinite possibilities generated by the tiles and cards. Don’t be surprised if your pulse starts pounding faster soon after you start playing – it’s a game that instantly generates an electrifying atmosphere of tension and excitement!
Note: A few tiles are a bit "dark" in nature...branches that look like a creepy hand, skull head caves, ect. Additionally, the 4 items that the players are required to collect throughout the game are introduced as being the treasures that give the "Archeans" the ability to control the Earth's core elements-fire, wind, water and earth. The game can easily be played with no emphasis on these factors.

Ages 10 and Up
2 to 4 Players
10-15 Minutes to Learn
30 Minutes to Play

58 playing cards
24 island tiles
6 pawns
4 treasure figurines
1 water meter
1 water level marker

Mensa Select
Best Family Game Winner - 2010 Dice Tower Awards
MTV Geek, Top Board Game of 2010 Golden Geek Award
Games Magazine Top 100 Game
Parents' Choice Recommended
FamilyFun Magazine Toy of the Year
FunFare All Star Award
Creative Child Magazine Game of the Year
2011 Spiel des Jahres Finalist

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