Forbidden Island is a cooperative board game developed by Matt Leacock and published by Gamewright Games in 2010. Two to four players take the roles of different adventurers, moving around a mysterious island, looking for hidden treasures as the island sinks around them. All players win if they find all the hidden treasures and they all make it back to the helicopter and fly away, and they all lose if they cannot.
<p>orbidden Island was the secluded retreat
of an ancient mystical empire known as
the Archeans. Legend has it that
the Archeans possessed the ability to control the
Earth’s core elements – fire, wind, water, and
earth – through four sacred treasures: The Crystal
of Fire, The Statue of the Wind, The Ocean’s
Chalice, and The Earth Stone. Because of their
potential to cause catastrophic damage if they
fell into enemy hands, the Archeans kept the
treasures secretly hidden on Forbidden Island and
designed it to sink if intruders ever attempted to
claim them. In the centuries since the mysterious
collapse of their empire, Forbidden Island
remained undiscovered ... until now.
Will your team be the first to breach its borders,
capture the treasures, and make it out alive?
2-4 Players | Ages 10 and up
Adventure... if you Dare
58 cards, divided as follows:
28 Treasure cards (red back)
5 each of 4 treasures
3 Waters Rise!
3 Helicopter Lift
24 Flood cards (blue back)
6 Adventurer cards
24 double-sided Island tiles
6 wooden pawns
4 treasure figurines:
The Earth Stone
The Statue of the Wind
The Crystal of Fire
The Ocean’s Chalice
1 Water Meter
1 Water Level marker
Your team of adventurers must work together to keep Forbidden Island from sinking, in order
to buy enough time to capture its four treasures. Once you’ve captured them, you must make it
to Fools’ Landing and escape by helicopter to win. If however, the island sinks before you can
complete your tasks, the mission ends in defeat!
1. Create Forbidden Island: Shuffle the 24 Island tiles and randomly
place them face up (non blue and white side) into a grid as follows: First make a 4 x 4 square
of tiles in the center of the playing area. Then place 2 tiles next to each of the 2 middle tiles on
every side of the square. (Important Note: Leave a small gap between the tiles.) This forms
Forbidden Island and your pawns will move on it like a game board.
2. Place the Treasures: Plac