Forbidden Island: Forbidden Island is a visually stunning 'cooperative' board game. Instead of winning by competing with other players like most games, everyone must work together to win the game. Players take turns moving their pawns around the 'island', which is built by arranging the many beautifully screen-printed tiles before play begins. As the game progresses, more and more island tiles sink, becoming unavailable, and the pace increases. Players use strategies to keep the island from sinking, while trying to collect treasures and items. As the water level rises, it gets more difficult- sacrifices must be made.
Category: Cooperative family/Strategy game, it's a fun game, easy to learn but hard to beat. Lots of replay. Pretty much for the novice gamer and above.
Time to play: about 30 minutes
# of players: 2-4