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{"id":504790017,"title":"Game Wright - Forbidden Island","handle":"gamewright-forbidden-island-card-game","description":"\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eForbidden 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cspan\u003eWith 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor those who enjoy Forbidden Island, a follow-up project by Gamewright titled Forbidden Desert was released in 2013.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom the publisher's website:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDare 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!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ctable width=\"100%\" class=\"geekitem_infotable\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#FFFFFF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd width=\"150\" valign=\"top\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDesigner\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"linkstatus_55b7bb2090e6e\" class=\"status\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/boardgamegeek.com\/boardgamedesigner\/378\/matt-leacock\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eMatt Leacock\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#E5E5E5\"\u003e\n\u003ctd width=\"150\" valign=\"top\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eArtist\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"linkstatus_55b7bb2093bfe\" class=\"status\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/boardgamegeek.com\/boardgameartist\/34356\/c-b-canga\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eC. 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Forbidden Island","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":3860,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"759751003173"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/9716\/products\/forbidden-island.jpeg?v=1571438950"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/9716\/products\/forbidden-island.jpeg?v=1571438950","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":67453354026,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.008,"height":992,"width":1000,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/9716\/products\/forbidden-island.jpeg?v=1568749710"},"aspect_ratio":1.008,"height":992,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/9716\/products\/forbidden-island.jpeg?v=1568749710","width":1000}],"content":"\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eForbidden 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cspan\u003eWith 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor those who enjoy Forbidden Island, a follow-up project by Gamewright titled Forbidden Desert was released in 2013.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom the publisher's website:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDare 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!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ctable width=\"100%\" class=\"geekitem_infotable\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#FFFFFF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd width=\"150\" valign=\"top\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDesigner\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"linkstatus_55b7bb2090e6e\" class=\"status\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/boardgamegeek.com\/boardgamedesigner\/378\/matt-leacock\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eMatt Leacock\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#E5E5E5\"\u003e\n\u003ctd width=\"150\" valign=\"top\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eArtist\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"linkstatus_55b7bb2093bfe\" class=\"status\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/boardgamegeek.com\/boardgameartist\/34356\/c-b-canga\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eC. 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Game Wright - Forbidden Island

Product Description

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!

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 
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages 8 and up
Language Dependence Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
Honors
Subdomain
Category
Mechanic
    Sku: GW-03173
    Vendor: Game Wright
    Maximum quantity available reached.

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