Forbidden Island Board Game

How To Play Forbidden Island

Forbidden Island Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 4
Play Time
30 MIN
Will your team be the first to breach the forbidden island's borders, capture the treasures, and make it out alive? Forbidden Island is an entertaining game where players, or teams, try to do just that. The objective is to work together as a team to collect treasure and escape the sinking island before it's too late. The strategy, suspense and race to the finish are great aspects of this game.

The game is played on a grid of tiles that represent different parts of the island. Players take turns performing actions, such as moving their pawn, collecting treasure, and repairing the island. The island is sinking and players must work together to collect all four treasures and reach the helicopter pad before the island sinks completely. If any part of the island sinks completely, or if the water level reaches the top of the grid, the game is lost. If all four treasures are collected and the players reach the helicopter pad, the game is won.

Forbidden Island won't take too long to play and when you finish, you'll definitely want to play again. Be sure to learn how to play and keep an extra copy of the game rules around. Tell us what you think and buy your copy of Forbidden Island today.

The game Forbidden Island should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • You Get 58 Cards
  • 24 Double-sided Island Tiles
  • 6 Wooden Pawns
  • 4 Treasure Figurines
  • A Water Meter
  • A Water Level Marker
  • Official Forbidden Island Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
Lift your team off of Forbidden Island to win the game.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Forbidden Island rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Forbidden Island. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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