Posts Tagged ‘Forbidden Island’

Forbidden Desert, sequel to Forbidden Island, announced

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Earlier today, Gamewright officially announced the upcoming sequel to the hit cooperative boardgame Forbidden Island, entitled Forbidden Desert. As the press release (below) states, “In Forbidden Desert, players take on the roles of brave adventurers who must throw caution to the wind and survive both blistering heat and blustering sand in order to recover a legendary flying machine buried under an ancient desert city.” (Which, as you may have guessed, will be in four pieces, much like the four artifacts in Forbidden Island.) Designed once again by Pandemic creator Matt Leacock, the sequel game will release this spring, arriving first at the New York Toy Fair mid-February. Forbidden Desert will also imitate its predesessor with an attractive full-color tin while carrying a low price tag ($24.99).

If you missed it, our Gaming News Update podcast interview with designer Matt Leacock, from when Forbidden Island was released, is worth a listen for his insights on designing cooperative games.


Gamewright Wins Prestigious Awards for 2010 Releases

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Massachusetts-based game company Gamewright earned over 50 awards in total for its games released this year. Among the top performers this year, Matt Leacock’s Forbidden Island won the coveted Mensa Select award. Take the Cake and Hide and Eeek! were awarded the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal. Parents’ Choice Gold were awarded for Rory’s Story Cubes and Can You See What I See? Bingo Link. This marks the first time since 2001 that Gamewright has won Parents’ Choice gold, and the first time ever that two games won in the same calendar year. For a complete list of awards that Gamewright has won over the years visit their awards page.