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Forbidden Island


Dare to discover Forbidden Island!
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Age: 10 years+

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Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission around the ‘island ‘ to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise.

Your team will have to work together and make some pulse-pounding manoeuvres, as the island will sink beneath every step!

Race to collect the treasures and make a triumphant escape before you are swallowed into the watery abyss! Playing time 30 minutes.

What our testers said

“Come on! You’re taking too long and I want a go again.” Girl aged 10

“We get to discuss our moves and no body loses so I don’t feel stressed if I get it wrong.” Boy aged 9

What our experts think

Forbidden Island is a cooperative board game, which means it’s fantastic for encouraging children to work together. If players lose, they lose together so there is less pressure and decisions are made through group discussion – helping children to develop important communication and strategy skills.

Our testers liked that you can play at different levels and although some found the rules a little tricky to understand, once they had played the game once, all was much clearer! We liked that each player is valued and has their own specialist skills that they can bring to the game.

Skills developed

– Encourages children to work together

– Promotes strategic thinking

– Develops communication skills