App description: "Forbidden Island is honestly one of the best apps I have ever played on iOS." -- BoardGameGeek.com

"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." -- 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

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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.

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Features:
∙ 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.
12-01-2011, 03:50 AM
#31
I just picked this up yesterday and have o far only played though the tutorial and a couple of games, but so far, I've got to say its the best iOS adaption of a board game I've seen.
This should really be an example of how to make a real board game into an iOS version.
Aside from that, the game itself is awesome. After only a couple of games, I've learnt that although it sounds fairly simple in concept and after a few turns, it did seem that one, but once you start to get into a game, the strategy really starts building up.
What at one stage, felt like rather simple decisions without many consequences, turn into some rather large strategical issues when it gets down to the end game.
Another thing I really like about it, is the cooperative aspect of this game, there really doesn't seem to be any rewards for outdoing your other players. It's kind of a refreshing feel to just have to compete with the game and not the other players. It gives you that extra feeling of teamwork when things come together.
01-13-2012, 07:45 AM
#32
Awesome work! Great adaptation of a great game!

A quick report of a minor bug. You can click on the flood pile to see a golden outline of which tiles are in it. This list is reset when you shuffle the flood pile due to a "Waters Rise!" card. However, it is not reset when you shuffle the flood pile due to running out of flood cards.

01-13-2012, 10:46 AM
#33
I keep wanting to buy this, but the real game isn't much more expensive... but then I balk at paying that much since the iOS version is $5. LOL. One of these days I'm just going to buy it, in one form or the other. I like Ghost Stories, but it's pretty brutal. Still I bought the iOS version and then the real version. I'm sure Forbidden Island would be a good choice too. Just have to decide which to buy first.
01-18-2012, 06:52 AM
#34
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Originally Posted by GridWit View Post
Awesome work! Great adaptation of a great game!

A quick report of a minor bug. You can click on the flood pile to see a golden outline of which tiles are in it. This list is reset when you shuffle the flood pile due to a "Waters Rise!" card. However, it is not reset when you shuffle the flood pile due to running out of flood cards.
Great catch, GridWit! The bug will be fixed in our next update.

Thanks for the positive feedback!

Cheers,
- Sean
04-08-2012, 06:40 PM
#35
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 3,140
My family and I were on the lookout for new card or board games to play on our Sunday Game night. I saw the board version of this game at a price point a little higher than double the iOS version. However, after reading the rave reviews about the iOS port/conversion, I decided to buy it. My son and I are playing the table top format and enjoying it terribly. My only request would be to speed up the animation a bit, especially, the shuffling, etc. Looking forward to having my wife join to see how it plays with three people.

"@ColeDaddy - My wallet hates you. That is all."
Drummerboycroy

Last edited by ColeDaddy; 04-09-2012 at 10:39 AM.
04-09-2012, 09:25 AM
#36
I finally decided to buy this just now. I haven't played it yet, but am looking forward to checking it out. One of the reasons I wanted it is we are going on a train ride this summer and from past experience I know that playing a board game, a real one, on a train is tricky. Plus I hear this game is great, and my kids and I like co-op games. I'll post impressions once I get a chance to try it.
04-09-2012, 10:43 AM
#37
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 3,140
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Originally Posted by crunc View Post
I finally decided to buy this just now. I haven't played it yet, but am looking forward to checking it out. One of the reasons I wanted it is we are going on a train ride this summer and from past experience I know that playing a board game, a real one, on a train is tricky. Plus I hear this game is great, and my kids and I like co-op games. I'll post impressions once I get a chance to try it.
Good call! We played this over the Easter weekend and had a blast. Also, its cool to see another tech-geeky dad on this forum. I'm sure there are many others, I just haven't seen too many divulge this info.

"@ColeDaddy - My wallet hates you. That is all."
Drummerboycroy
04-16-2012, 06:00 AM
#38
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColeDaddy View Post
Good call! We played this over the Easter weekend and had a blast. Also, its cool to see another tech-geeky dad on this forum. I'm sure there are many others, I just haven't seen too many divulge this info.
It's great to see this thread resurrected and to hear that you're enjoying Forbidden Island!

One of our developers is actually a tech-geek dad, but it'll be a while yet before his little ones will be old enough to play Forbidden Island. :-)

- Sean
04-16-2012, 07:10 AM
#39
Hello all,
Do we know anything about an iphone version? Any pocket version planned?
04-17-2012, 01:02 AM
#40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fimb View Post
Hello all,
Do we know anything about an iphone version? Any pocket version planned?
Hi Fimb,

Right now, we don't have any plans to develop an iPhone version. There's little value in an iPhone version without online multiplayer support because of the small screen.

We aren't currently developing online multiplayer support, but we do have other updates to the game coming soon. Once those are completed, we'll start investigating online multiplayer.

Cheers,
- Sean

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