Originally published in 1997 as Arabana-Ikibiti by the designer's own publisher Bambus Spieleverlag, then reprinted by Funagain in the U.S., Kosmos' Kahuna – part of its Kosmos two-player series – is the best known implementation of this design. It's a two-player game, played on a board depicting twelve islands. Players use cards to place bridges between these islands or remove opponent's bridges. If you get the majority of bridges around an island, you place one of your marker stones on it and also remove any of your opponent's bridges to that island – which might cause them to lose a bridge majority on an adjacent island and lose a marker stone there. The game is played in three rounds. A round ends when all cards from the face down deck and the three face up cards have been taken. Then points are scored for the islands with a marker stone on them. The game can also end sooner when one player has absolutely NO bridges left on the board. The Kosmos edition has excellent graphics and nice wooden pieces and plays very well.
Forbidden Sky continues the tale of the ill-fated adventurers who first went looking for treasure on Forbidden Island. Picking up where Forbidden Desert left off, it sees our adventurers land on a mysterious platform in the sky.
Buffeted by high winds, and with an electrical storm brewing, our adventurers must complete a working electrical circuit to launch a rocket that will allow them to reach safety.
Forbidden Sky is the third in the ‘Forbidden’ series of co-operative games designed by Matt Leacock. Players will need to work closely together with limited information to avoid being struck by lightening or blown off the platform by the storm.
Taking familiar elements of the Forbidden series, such as unique player roles and variable difficulty, as well as new elements including components to build a working electrical circuit, Forbidden Sky will challenge players like never before.
Have you got what it takes to power up the rocket and escape before the storm grounds your adventure permanently?
Player Count: 2-5
Time: 60 Minutes