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Forbidden Island Board Game

Forbidden Island Board Game

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29 October 2019 - 31 October 2019

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Forbidden Island Board Game

Forbidden Island is a visually stunning 'cooperative' board game. Instead of winning by competing with other players like most games, everyone must work together to win the game. Players take turns moving their pawns around the 'island', which is built by arranging the many beautifully screen-printed tiles before play begins. As the game progresses, more and more island tiles sink, becoming unavailable, and the pace increases. Players use strategies to keep the island from sinking, while trying to collect treasures and items. As the water level rises, it gets more difficult- sacrifices must be made.

What causes this game to truly stand out among co-op and competitive games alike is the extreme detail that has been paid to the physical components of the game. It comes in a sturdy and organized tin of good shelf storage size. The plastic treasure pieces and wooden pawns are well crafted and they fit just right into the box. The cards are durable, well printed, and easy to understand. The island tiles are the real gem: they are screen-printed with vibrant colors, each with a unique and pleasing image.

With multiple levels of difficulty, different characters to choose from (each with a special ability of their own), many optional island formats and game variations available, Forbidden Island has huge replay value. The game can be played by as few as two players and up to four (though it can accommodate five). More players translates into a faster and more difficult game, though the extra help can make all the difference. This is a fun game, tricky for players of almost any age. Selling for under twenty dollars, oddly, Forbidden Island is a rare game of both quality and affordable price.


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

Ages 10+
2 to 4 players
30 minutes

Customer Reviews

by Ben on February 22nd 2016

From the same creater as pandemic this game is a great cooperative stragity game and it's a challenge I love this game but I must admit I'm not very good at it and still have lods of fun. so If you want a good challenge and don't have a fear of losing you will love this game and maybe even become like me and spend your lunch time practicing it using the app hoping to one day dominate.

by Natalie on April 22nd 2015

This game is a fun, co-operative game which is very nicely designed. It's by the same designers as Pandemic but this game is far easier to actually succeed in (from my experience). Each player has a role which can be very helpful, and the difficulty can be scaled depending on the experience/confidence of players. The easiest difficulties are quite easy, so I recommend increasing the level after playing once or twice.

by Sean on March 28th 2015

This game introduced me to coop board gaming, and I love it. My 7 year old son loves it, too. The ability to tweak the difficulty is good. The panic that begins to set in as the waters rise and the treasure tiles are flooded makes for a tense game. Highly recommended for adults and children alike.

by Dani on February 11th 2015

this is such an amazing little co-operative game. especially considering the incredibly low price point. it has so much strategy and is easy enough to learn, that you can play with your whole family. very similar to pandemic, but even easier to teach and play which makes it more for the family then actual gamers.

by Jay on April 20th 2014

This has been said before but bears repeating. Pandemic in a cut-back card form. Much more accessible (I have played this with young children, granted there was substantial guidance but they got their heads around the mechanics) than Pandemic but the simplicity disguises another Leacock special: You will be challenged.

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