"Forbidden Island is honestly one of the best apps I have ever played on iOS." -- BoardGameGeek.com
"Beautiful graphics reproduce the look and feel of the original game." -- Wired.com: GeekDad
"Two thumbs up! I highly recommend it!" -- The Dice Tower
** Awards **
BoardGameGeek iOS Board Game Awards 2011:
iOS Board Game of the Year - Nominee
Best Children's Game App - Winner
Best Family Game App - Nominee
Best Interface and Graphic Design 2011 - Nominee
Best Local Multiplayer or Pass and Play Multiplayer - Nominee
The Dice Tower: Best Digital Boardgame 2011 - Nominee
Forbidden Island is a cooperative game of strategy and courage as you and up to three other adventurers attempt to capture the four ancient treasures hidden on a sinking island. It's a thrilling adventure based on the best-selling Gamewright board game.
Forbidden 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 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?
Awarded as Mensa Select in 2010 and nominated for the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award in 2011, Forbidden Island is a fantastic game that's fun and engaging for all who play.
∙ Co-operative gameplay - everyone wins/loses together
∙ Pass-and-play multiplayer for 2-4 players
∙ Single player gameplay (by controlling multiple Adventurers yourself)
∙ Game Center Achievements
∙ Side-by-side or Around-the-Table board layouts
∙ Beautiful artwork
∙ Interactive tutorial and in-depth rulebook
∙ Context aware in-game hints
∙ Includes two different island shapes, providing different gameplay challenges
∙ A single in-app purchase for 10 more island shapes
Tested and compatible with iOS 11.
Fixing a bug that caused a crash with the different island layouts.
Ratings and Reviews
Great one player game
I pick the 4 player option and play all four characters by myself. It’s actually a heap of fun. Yes, of course I have friends. The engineer, the pilot, the diver, to name a few.
This game is great when travelling
Fun game, it needs more of a storyline or events to make it better. Still good for couples looking to spend time together. Easy to learn, hard to master.
No one player
I love this game but I don’t like that you can’t play one player.
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- Button Mash Games Inc.
- 139.7 MB
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Malay, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2011 Gamewright & Button Mash Games Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Island Pack $1.39
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.