My gaming group of colleagues likes cooperative games. Now that we have completed Pandemic Legacy, we still have quite a few cooperative games lined up to play next, e.g. Lord of the Rings, Forbidden Island, Pandemic: The Cure, the various expansions of Pandemic, and Robinson Crusoe. Show More Summary
Late last night I flew down to Havana to witness the historic two-day visit of President Obama to Cuba, our erstwhile island enemy and the no-longer forbidden fruit of the Caribbean. Invited by the White House to attend Obama's "meet-up"...Show More Summary
Nearly a dozen commercial airlines have filed for the right to fly to the once forbidden island.
In a way, cooperative board games like Matt Leacock's Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert [$6.99 (HD)] are peculiar animals because for most players, playing a competitive game means competing against other players rather than alongside them. And yet, there are fantastic moments to be had when playing cooperative board games, and Forbidden Desert has plenty
This week: Noizio, Forbidden Island, Reply All and 2Do.
Back in mid-November, Button Mash Games announced that they would be bringing Forbidden Desert, the sort-of sequel to the popular cooperative board game Forbidden Island [$4.99 (HD)], to the iPad sometime early this year. Today we've gotten word from Button Mash that Forbidden Desert has just been submitted to the App Store, meaning its release
In order to explore prototyping and the product development process, I thought it would be fun to focus on three games published by Gamewright: Sleeping Queens, Forbidden Island, and Too Many Monkeys. This behind-the-scenes look at how...Show More Summary
The upcoming Forbidden Desert is the "sequel" of sorts to the well-received Forbidden Island that came out on mobile a few years ago. Forbidden Desert is not as simple as Forbidden Island but not as complex as the other Mat Leacock game, Pandemic, which sounds like the right level of difficulty to me. If you don't know
While digging through my nerd-boxes of doom (aka: researching for yet another upcoming horror project), I stumbled upon this fun and fast paced, "Island of Dr. Moreau" revision from the August 1953 issue of Forbidden Worlds #20. Nice art from Charles Nicholas, and a great cover illustration from Ken Bald... Show More Summary
Richard Elfman’s Forbidden Zone, starring Herve Villechaise (Fantasy Island) and Susan Tyrell (Fat City, Cry-Baby) and featuring original music by Danny Elfman, will make it’s way to the home video market on September 29th in various forms including Digital, DVD, Blu-ray, and soundtrack packages. Each edition contains the black and white and color transfers of […]
When the sun sets over Kauai's Kekaha Beach on an especially clear night, a tall, silhouetted tract of land emerges west of the Hawaiian islands, toward the horizon. For most of the state’s residents, that’s the only way to see the island of Niihau. Show More Summary
Above: Ni'ihau as seen from Kauai Perhaps you've heard of Hawaii's "Forbidden Island," where just under 200 residents speak Hawaiian as their first language, and no outside visitors are welcome without explicit invitation. Sitting so...Show More Summary
For today’s edition of deal of the day (and today only for International TableTop Day), Amazon offers up to 50% off on top-rated strategy board games. Save BIG on games such 7Wonders, Ticket to Ride, Forbidden Island, and more! [Up to...Show More Summary
When we were three years old, my best friend, Bret, and I knew the game of tag was forbidden inside our Long Island preschool. We flouted the rules one afternoon and tore through the classroom anyway. I chased Bret, pumping my arms and...Show More Summary
There has been a lot of chatter about the remarkable degree of condemnation across ideological lines of the failure of a Staten Island grand jury to indict the officer who killed Eric Garner in a forbidden choke-hold. In that context, it will be particularly interesting to see how Republican lawmakers react to the Justice Department’s […]
From a mile-long strip of land packed with over one million corpses just off the shores of New York City to a floating fortress in England used by a developer...
Suzanne Long, former cocktail maestra at Forbidden Island, has opened Longitude, which feels like your very own Polynesian living room, with fabulous drinks.
From Bullseye with Jesse Thorn from NPR: This week's recommendations come care of Boing Boing founder and Gweek host Mark Frauenfelder. Read the rest
Forbidden Island is a board game (and iOS game) where you and the other players work together to collect treasure from a rapidly sinking island. Read the rest
Our guest Kent Barnes chatted with Dean and me about the magic of Brooks Brothers 346 non-iron shirts, a cooperative board game called Forbidden Island, crowdfunding for fun and swag, and lots more. Read the rest