From the box: “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!”
Loy says: “When we first purchased Forbidden Island, it was because we’d heard of this really cool concept – the cooperative board game. Instead of players pitting themselves against other players, all work together to win the game. We weren’t quite sure what that would look like, but it made us curious enough to fork over the cash. And we’re glad we did.
In Forbidden Island, players are archaeologists trying to recover four artifacts from an island before it sinks. From the very first play, you begin to understand how fast this island is going down and how well you’re going to have to work as a team to accomplish your goal. Fortunately, FI offers several levels of difficulty by allowing you to start the island a few feet higher. Still, it’s a challenge, and a great one. A modular board game and random occupational cards create a new game every time. This is one to sharpen your teamwork, so stop, collaborate, and listen!”
Sam says: “Emphasizing teamwork, Forbidden Island was a first for me in terms of team-based board games. I love playing against the board rather than against others. Working together by deciding as a group who should move and if someone should die for the good of the team, Forbidden Island is different than any game I’ve played that refreshes what a board game is.”
Amazon: Forbidden Island