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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." --

"8.5/10 - A beautifully done translation in the same league as fan favorites Ascension and Carcassonne." -- Games and Grub

"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 1-4 players
∙ Single player gameplay (by controlling multiple Adventurers)
∙ Includes two different island shapes, providing different gameplay challenges
∙ A single in-app purchase for 10 more island shapes
∙ Game Center Achievements
∙ Two board layouts for playing side-by-side or around a table
∙ Unlimited game saves so you can maintain many in progress games
∙ Beautiful artwork from the original game, plus loads of brand new artwork
∙ Easy to read rulebook
∙ Interactive tutorial to guide players through their first game
∙ Optional hints for context specific help mid-game
∙ Facebook and Twitter integration. Share your Achievements! (Twitter integration only available for iOS 5 and later)
∙ Retina display support

Tested for compatibly with iOS 5, iOS 6, and iOS 7.

What's New in Version 2.6

Bug Fixes!

- Fixed a crash that occurred whenever you were asked to resume a game. Made it kinda hard to say 'Yes'.
- Fixed the other crashes that were caused by fixing the first crash. Hoorah!

iPad Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

I never write reviews

This is an amazing adaption of the actual board game! The app is seemless in every way. I bought this real life game to play with my 10 year old nephews and it was clumbsy. I happened acrossed the app and have been loving it for months now! If you have a small interest in the board game, buy this app and it will show you how creative this game is! Great purchase! And fantastic coding!

Just as fun as the board game

Just as fun as the board game, either by yourself or with others with the different game modes. Job well done. How about Forbidden Desert?

Forbidden Island
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.6
  • Size: 121 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Malay, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
  • 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