Forbidden Island

Gamewright Games

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Embark on a thrilling adventure with Forbidden Island, a game designed by the award-winning Matt Leacock! Enter a world of danger and mystery as you and your team of brave explorers set out to capture four sacred treasures hidden within the treacherous ruins of Forbidden Island.

In this pulse-pounding cooperative game, you must work together to overcome obstacles and make daring moves as the island sinks beneath your every step. Gather the treasures and race against the clock to escape before the island is swallowed by the ocean depths.

Inside the Forbidden Island box, you'll find everything you need for an exciting game night:

  • 58 playing cards
  • 24 island tiles
  • Six pawns
  • Four treasure figurines
  • One water meter and marker

As a cooperative game, players must work together to win. Here's how to play Forbidden Island:

Take up to 3 actions:

On your turn, you can take up to three actions. You may choose to move your pawn to an adjacent island tile, shore up a flooded tile, or give a treasure card to another player if both your pawns are on the same island tile. Alternatively, you can capture a treasure by discarding four matching treasure cards from your hand if your pawn is on the corresponding island tile.

Draw 2 Treasure deck cards:

After taking actions, you must draw 2 cards from the top of the Treasure deck and add them to your face-up hand. Each card will have instructions that you must follow.

Draw Flood cards:

Next, draw cards from the top of the Flood draw pile equal to the current water meter level. If a tile is already flooded, it will sink into the abyss!

Winning the game:

To win, you must collect all four treasures and move your pawns to the Fools' Landing tile. Then, use a helicopter card to lift your team off Forbidden Island for the victory!

Losing the game:

You will lose the game if both treasure tiles sink before you can collect their respective treasures, if the Fools' Landing tile sinks, if any player is on a flooded island tile with no adjacent tile to swim to, or if the water level reaches the skull and crossbones. Work together to avoid these dangerous scenarios and emerge victorious!

Players: 2 - 4
Playtime: 30 mins
Ages: 10+
Complexity: 2/5
Game Type: Cooperative
Theme: Fantasy