"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
Absolutely great except for one thing
I love it. When I saw the app I was jumping up and down. It's great. I completed it after 1 try. But my one problem is that I don't think that there should be in app purchases. I think that the game is already a lot of money (totally worth it though) but I don't think that you should have to pay to have more shapes of islands. I also think that you should make a create your own island thing so you can be creative. Please just consider that. I love the game!!!
Fun but not easy
I got this app recently. It is fun and suspenseful. However it is hard. The first time I lost because of Fool’s landing sinking, which is kind of unfair because you have no control over the deck and Sandbag cards are rare. Also, I think the islands should be bigger. I know this would make it different from the original game but it would make it easier.
Also, I noticed some people complaining about the number of times the waters rise cards appear. This isn’t too much of a problem for me but it is a little annoying. They seem to come up from the deck much more than in the regular game.
Also, what is easier: Treasure island or Forbidden island?
Don’t get me wrong, I still like this app. It just needs to be a bit easier for me to give this a 5 star review
Cards are not random
This would be a 5 star game if the cards were drawn randomly. The game always pulls the same cards to sink no matter what the odds. Additionally it rarely gives you pairs of treasure cards. The Developers are always giving strategy tips in the responses. I don’t need the tips, I understand the strategy and have won several times despite the game cheating!!!
It almost feels as if you are playing against an AI opponent. The developers should just make this an option and deal the AI RANDOM location cards to play against you after each turn.
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- Button Mash Games Inc.
- 139.7 MB
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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 $0.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.