"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 for 2-4 players
∙ Single player gameplay (by controlling multiple Adventurers)
∙ 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
∙ Facebook and Twitter integration. Share your Achievements!
Tested and compatible with iOS 11.
We've decided to remove the Facebook and Twitter integrations. They weren't being used very much anymore and the Facebook API we were using was recently deprecated and started causing crashes. But that's all fixed now that we've removed it.
Ratings and Reviews
Very good quality
No Single Player Option
The game is beautiful and well developed, but has no true single player option: you cannot play against the computer. This is not clearly worded in the App Store write up and is a huge disappointment.
First saw this on "Tabletop" with Wil Wheaton. Awesome game, Come on though why no Forbidden Desert port also? It would be awesome as well.
- Button Mash Games Inc.
- 141.2 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Malay, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- 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.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.