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What’s New

Version 1.4

In this version we fixed a few layout issues that cropped up in iOS 9 after our previous update.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
272 Ratings

272 Ratings

ESIMaven ,

My Favorite iPad Game

I am a Forbidden Island player who found that I loved Forbidden Desert even more! It plays well on the iPad, which not all board games do. It plays well with groups and alone. I also appreciate that ButtonMash Games clearly reads these postings and fixes identified issues with good speed. My one wish: that I could eventually turn off the animations. I enjoyed them for the first few months, but game play would be faster without them.

Chicago Karl ,

Nice game, mine can't shuffle well

I bought the board game to play on our next game night and decided to get this app to play several games ahead of time. They have a nice tutorial video and good rules section. If you are new to the game I would review these and play on the easiest level (one below Novice) which is unique to this app with less bad cards and is almost a sure win. Remember there is an Undo button in case you click on the wrong button. I have been playing on the Novice level which was a 50/50 chance of winning or better until I hit all four of the Storm Beats Down (SBD) in six cards which was sure death in two straight games. In my next ten games I had all four SBD a few times in eight cards and nine cards. It can't seem to get a good shuffle lately. I just hope the game wii eventually get out of this cycle. Having my Water Bearer die three straight games of thirst almost had me delete this game. I really like this game and hope my experience isn't normal.

Heatharoo ,

Maddeningly fun

This game has 5 different levels of difficulty. Level 1 you should win every time. Level 2 you may win about 50% of the time. Level 3 you might win 1 out of every 100 games so roughly 1% success rate. Level 4 and 5 you better be able to accept that you’ll never win... Regardless it is insanely fun to play. I prefer level 3 myself, but get use to losing.


Button Mash Games Inc.
195.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2016, Button Mash Games Inc.


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