When we launched Forbidden Island in 2010, we had an inkling that we had created a hit game but never to the point that we’d be prompted to make a sequel. Well, here we are a few years later with just that in hand. Our challenge to designer Matt Leacock was to create a game that would contain familiar elements (cooperative play, modular board), while offering up a completely different in-game experience. In addition, we wanted it to be simultaneously approachable to new players while upping the ante for those who felt they had mastered Forbidden Island. All this resulted in a fresh new game with an innovative set of mechanics, such as an ever-shifting board, individual resource management, and unique method for locating the flying machine parts. Hopefully we’ve achieved our goals and quenched your thirst for adventure!
Mensa Select Award Winner
If you buy a game that has won the Mensa Select® Award, you know you are buying a great, challenging game! American Mensa, part of Mensa International, Ltd., includes more than 50,000 members that all have one thing in common – high intelligence. Every year, Mensans participate in Mind Games®, a weekend of playing and critiquing the year’s newest games. At the end of this mind-bending weekend, Mensa awards the Mensa Select® seal to the Top 5 games for that year – a short, and coveted, list to be sure