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Board Games at Odum: Forbidden island

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Forbidden Island

Description

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. 

Description from Boardgamegeek.com

Players

2 - 4 players

Time

30 minutes

Themes

Family, adventure

Mechanics

Action points, cooperative game, grid movement, hand management, map reduction, solo/solitaire games, set collection

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