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Forbidden Island

By Button Mash Games Inc.

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"Forbidden Island is honestly one of the best apps I have ever played on iOS." --

"Beautiful graphics reproduce the look and feel of the original game." -- 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 for compatibly with iOS 9.

What's New in Version 2.10

It may have taken 4 years, but we've finally added gameplay music to Forbidden Island. Plug in those headphones and enjoy some musical accompaniment alongside the sound of flooding tiles.

We've also added localization for Traditional Chinese. We want to say thanks to one of our amazing fans who did the translation for us!

iPad Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Great game! Great app!

This a strategy game that requires some thinking ahead about your moves. I had to play several times to come up with a strategy to win the first time at Novice. Now that strategy works most of the time. At the Normal level, my strategy only works about 1/2 of the time. Working to refine that strategy, then on to the top 2 levels. Don't expect to win the first few time, and remember to think strategically.

I love this game, in real life

I learned about this game last night at a board game party. I ended up playing it 5 times! I loved it! I saw there was an app and I absolutely had to have it. I have played 4 times on novice and haven't won once because of the statistically impossible amount of times I drew the waters rise card. Especially at the end. It is really annoying. I've read reviews addressing this back in 2014. The fact you added music but haven't fixed this is extremely frustrating. Please fix this immediately. Thank you

Impossible isn't fun

I am not some churlish school girl with a temper when I don't win one game. 50+ times of trying and I can't win. Why? When I get more water rising cards than treasure cards and the game gets 2-5 actions against my one or two cards and most cards are water rising cards moving me toward 5 actions and the skull that ends the game, well... The killer deck wins every time.

Does any one win and if so how? Games should be fun, I am not into torture.

All this on novice level, which is insulting. A level a kid should be able to win on.

Forbidden Island
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.10
  • Size: 150 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Malay, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Island Pack$0.99

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