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Forbidden Island

iOS App

$4.99

Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2010
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4 players
(238 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
(141 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
(82 voters) [poll]
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Subdomain
(195 voters) [vote]
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Primary Name
Forbidden Island
Alternate Names
Den Forbudte Øya
A Ilha Proibida
La Isla Prohibida
L'Île Interdite
L'illa prohibida
L'Isola Proibita
Salaisuuksien saari
Het Verboden Eiland
Die verbotene Insel
Zakazana Wyspa
Zakázaný ostrov
Η απαγορευμένη νήσος
Запретный остров
האי הנעלם
禁制之島
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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.

For those who enjoy Forbidden Island, a follow-up project by Gamewright titled Forbidden Desert was released in 2013.

From the publisher's website:

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!


Atrévete a descubrir la Isla Prohibida! Únete a un intrépido grupo de aventureros en una misión para capturar los cuatro tesoros sagrados de este peligroso paraíso." La Isla Prohibida es un emocionante juego colaborativo en el que los jugadores tratan de hacerse con los tesoros de una mítica isla misteriosa, antes de que las aguas la cubran por completo.

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Awards

2011: Juego del Año en España. Winner
2011: Vuoden perhepeli (Finland)
2011: Spiel des Jahres Nominee
2010: Mensa Select Winner
2010: BoardGameGeek Golden Geek Best Children's Game

Contents

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

Official Rules

English Manual

Microbadge

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A Ilha Proibida
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Brazilian edition 2014
Publisher: Devir
Artist: C. B. Canga
Year: 2014
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L'Isola Proibita
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Italian First Edition
Publisher: uplay.it edizioni
Artist: C. B. Canga
Year: 2012
Product Code: UPL004
Size: 8.75 x 6.50 x 2.75 inches
2.00 pounds
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L'illa prohibida
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Publisher: Devir
Artist: C. B. Canga
Year: 2012
Size: 8.75 x 6.50 x 2.75 inches
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Greek edition
Publisher: Kaissa Chess & Games
Artist: C. B. Canga
Year: 2012
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
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Het Verboden Eiland
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Dutch edition
Publisher: White Goblin Games
Artist: C. B. Canga
Year: 2011
Size: 8.75 x 6.50 x 2.75 inches
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0 Aide de Jeu pour l'ïle Interdite
Résumé de la mise en place, du tour de jeu et des conditions de victoire/défaite.
French
2015-07-08
0 Pieces in .SVG format
Parts and pieces in .SVG format for laser cutters, vynyl cutters, and printers for when that one piece is missing.
English
2015-02-16
2 Forbidden Island - rules variation (from co-op to adversarial play)
A suggested emendation to the rules of FORBIDDEN ISLAND, enabling such to be played in an adversarial mode.
English
2015-02-07
22 Forbidden Island - Unofficial Layouts
Forbidden Islands Inksaver V1.1; Fan made layouts collected from forums.
English
2015-01-18
0 Forbidden Island - Help
Forbidden Island - Help de Exploradores, Ações Especiais e quando as Águas Sobem.
Portuguese
2015-01-08
1 Forbidden Island Rules (Vietnamese
Bản Việt Hóa Forbidden Island từ Quỷ Con - Boardgames Việt. I've translated the Forbidden Island rules into Vietnamese. Hope it easy for Vietnamese players to learn how to play it. Contact: http://boardgamesviet.com
Vietnamese
2014-12-18
3 Forbidden Island-Desert Combo Scenario v.1
This is a challenging scenario combining Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert in a sequential conquest. Magical elements are added to the artifacts from Island and are used within Desert.
English
2014-12-08
19 Forbidden Island - Island Challenge Variants (MS-word)
Spice up the game with 6 new variants including: tropical rain, island natives, cannibals, a cyclone, angry monkeys, and (of course) a dinosaur!
English
2014-11-18
0 Forbidden Island Rulebook (hrvatska pravila)
Unofficial fan content/neslužbeni prijevod pravila
Croatian
2014-08-16
4 Samenvattingskaart
Als het een lange tijd geleden is, kan deze samenvattingskaart je helpen bij het spelen van Het Verboden Eiland. Zo moet je niet hele tijd grijpen naar de spelregels!
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2014-07-09
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Board Game Rank: 407
Family Game Rank: 84
Num Ratings: 18823
Average Rating: 6.91
Standard Deviation: 1.17
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Users Owning: 29025
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1P 075 - Forbidden Island & Forbidden Desert (corrected)
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Con, February 2013: Warpcon report
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The Dice Section 1: Roll Through the Ages
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2012-04-25
This Board Game Life Episode #008 – TableCon 2012 Part Two
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NvP 7x03 - Forbidden Island with Matt Leacock
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