Forbidden Island

2 - 4 Players

30 mins Playing Time

Ages 10+


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 core 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?

Board for Forbidden Island

A cooperative adventure game, Forbidden Island counts you and your friends down to destruction as you attempt to steal four powerful treasures and escape before the island sinks. Choose from multiple characters, use their abilities, and work together to bypass or shore up sunken sections of the island as you collect clues that will ultimately lead you to the treasure. After nabbing the treasure, it’s time to flee back to your helicopter before the entire island takes you with it into the watery abyss.


At Tavern of Tales we’re offering a narrative experience through a cast of three narrators:

The Patriot- the snarky president of [redacted] tasked with the mission of sending your party to the island, along with him is his trusted assistant, Simmons.

The Mad Scientist- an awkward, charismatic scientist sending your party to the island in order to fix her mistake of freezing Australia.

S.A.M.M.I.- the Simulation AI Machine Management Interface, an AI sending you through a simulation test run of Forbidden Island that wants to better understand humans.


Base game made by Matt Leacock, Gamewright