Forbidden Island

Forbidden Island

Product #GWI317

Regular Price: $20.00

Special Price: $14.20

4 In stock

Manufacturer: Gamewright

Forbidden Island Review


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!



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Decent CO-OP Game, But Maybe That's the Problem...
I bought Forbidden Island as add-on game before checking out alongside 7 other games last year, and it simply did not live up to its expectations. Now, that's not saying that the game is bad, it simply wasn't a hit for my gaming groups. The main objective in Forbidden Island is attempting to figure out ways to grab the treasures in the game through unique abilities each player controls before the "Water Rises" and the island sinks. It allows little to no competition given it's a co-operative game, and assuming that one person has mastered and learned the game properly, they can simply play for everyone else and guide them through the entire gameplay. This deviates the entire gaming experience, and makes it less fun. The game components are great for the price this game is listed as. The treasures are a keeper, and a pleasure to look at. To conclude this review, if you're not that into co-op games, and are perhaps into more competitive games, stick to "elimination", and different light, filler-y, yet fun games for the same price. (Love Letter, Coup, Jaipur, Clue come to mind!)
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Review by Ryan on 7/10/2016
Hype is true, a must buy for anybody!
All the hype is true! It's a great family (or adult) game. I play with my wife and my 6 and 8 year olds. We found the instructions can be a tad bit confusing at first, so my suggestion is to just start playing and after a few turns you will get the hang of it. As with all games, my advise is to not worry if you make a mistake on your first game. It is very exciting and definitely gets your adrenaline going once the island starts to sink! If I had to complain about something, I wish it wasn't in a tin. Boxes look and stack so much better on the shelf. Just my 2 cents.
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Review by Aaron on 6/23/2016
Fun light game
This is a light strategy game that is all cooperative. It is suitable for even young kids. The components are nice and it is a good game for the price. Replay-ability over a long time is poor. It is similar to pandemic but with lighter strategy and less terrifying.
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Review by Dagon on 12/8/2015
Its a great game if you have friends!
This is one of the games you could play by yourself but you shouldn't.

Let me tell a story.
Me and my little brother were about to win and our greed of getting the treasure first made us die.
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Review by Freddie on 11/22/2015
A must have for a fan of teamwork
It's cheap, its fun, and it's well crafted in both rules and physical product. The game comes in a metal cookie tin. Inside is everything you'll need to play. Players each control a single team member attempting to rescue treasure from a sinking island. Each player has a special ability depending on their job role. Players must often combine their special abilities to be efficient enough to beat the game. Additionally, the game "board" is randomly created by various different location tiles. This means that every game is going to be different as players will take on different combinations of job duties, as well as play on a unique map. This game is a no brainer for anyone who likes cooperative game play at an extremely reasonable price.

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Review by Adam G on 11/17/2015
Fantastic cornerstone co op game to add to your collection
I can't say enough about this game. First, its only $13.50, second, its one of the best co ops I have played since Pandemic. The rules are easy to pick up and jump into a game. This is not an easy game to beat and is easy to ramp up the difficulty when you master it. Fun conversations around the table will be had while trying to escape the island with the artifacts.
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Review by Richard on 11/7/2015
An Island we Keep Coming Back To
Forbidden Island is another solid Co-Op game that makes frequent rounds around our group. The rules are simple, the consequences clear, and the amount of replay ability through map generation is fantastic. The only real downside comes when you get someone around the table who ends up taking a 'Leadership' role and telling people what to do. In this game especially with such a small amount of choice and very little wiggle room for error, it can make the game drag for the other players. Very rarely will this be a back to back playable game like others, but is still a great game we come back to now and again.
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Review by Bestdragon3 on 9/24/2015
Great for game nights!
It doesn't take hours and hours to play, and for the price you get a pretty good game. The rules were simple enough that my friends and I spent a few minutes reading about it, then jumped in and enjoyed it. The only tricky thing is remembering to use the sand bags but that just comes with practice. We will definitely be playing this again.
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Review by Cindy on 9/19/2015
Easy to Learn Co-op Family Game
Fun co-op game for the family. The 4 treasure pieces are nice quailty along with the game tiles. It can be very tough to beat with only 2 players, but makes it fun to start a new game one after another.
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Review by Trashman677 on 10/8/2013