So you need to buy the board game Forbidden Island. If you’re into that sort of thing.
We’ve flirted with being board gamers over the years but it comes and goes depending on the company we keep. Recently when we were in North Carolina for training we played this game with some new friends and decided that it was worth investing in.
Here’s why I think this game is brilliant, especially for our three little boys – there’s no competition. You’re on a sinking island and all the players have to work together to find all of the treasure and flee the island.
Your turn isn’t about you. Your turn is how you can help the team and help the mission. And you don’t make your decisions alone, the other players help you best decide how to execute your turn. It’s extremely collaborate and involves a lot of strategy and critical thinking.
It’s SUCH a nice break from the competitive games that most of us are used to. I highly recommend it.
It takes 2 to 4 players and the box says 10 years old and up but I disagree. The family that introduced it to us had a five year old that could play it in his sleep. And after playing it once with our three boys (ages 10, 8, and 6) they were able to play on their own. It’s really easy to pick up and, again, SUCH a nice exercise in cooperation.
Oh, and no one paid me to say any of this – it’s not a professional review. I just really wanted y’all to know about it. I did use affiliate links though. Because that’s just good sense. :)
Forbidden Island. Check it.