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FORBIDDEN ISLAND

byGamewright
players2-4
ages10+
$37.70

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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!

Customer Reviews

good introduction to cooperative games Review by Meeka
Rating
A is interesting enough to keep the interest of adults, but also simple enough to be a good introduction for children and non-gamer adults to the concepts of cooperative games (Posted on 30/09/15)
Simple to learn co-op with plenty of challenge Review by Happy Gamer
Rating
I bought this game solely on the reputation of the designer Matt Leacock, who created the very popular game Pandemic.

While the two games share some similar mechanisms, leading some to refer to it as a "Pandemic Light", Forbidden Island is a solid game on its own.

Taking on the role of one or more adventurers, you explore an island in search of 4 treasures. All the while the island is slowly sinking. The only way to win is to work together to gather all the treasures and make it back to the helicopter in time.

The island itself is created by randomly laying out a grid of beautifully illustrated tiles. As the island sinks, tiles will get removed, potentially cutting you off from certain key areas. You and your fellow adventurers will need to shore up locations and try to hold off the flood for long enough to get the treasures and escape.

There's plenty of replayability in this game as the board is set up randomly and you have the choice of several characters each with their own special ability. For those who would like to play solo, you can take up multiple adventurers yourself and see how you fare.The game also has an adjustable difficulty if you want to really challenge yourself.

The challenging gameplay, coupled with beautiful artwork and low price point make it a worthwhile purchase. (Posted on 30/06/15)
Waters Rise! Review by Gobo
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This is such a fun co-op, simple enough for younger kids to pick up the rules, yet full of tension as you battle the waters threatening to flood the island long enough to retrieve the treasures.
I love the table-talk this game generates as you try to maximise your options between players, it provides a great sense of unity as you work together.
It is a simplified version of Pandemic, as so a great lead-in to that great game. (Posted on 31/05/15)

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