Winner of the 2010 Mensa Favorite Brainy Games is Forbidden Island by Gamewright.
For ages 10 and up, this adventurous game is for 2 to 4 players and only takes about 30 minutes to play.
Here’s what the company has to say about Forbidden Island: It’s a great honor to introduce the latest creation by cooperative game master, Matt Leacock. There are so many things we love about this unique game: from the rich illustrations, to the collaborative nature of play, to the innovative set of rules, to the infinite possibilities generated by the tiles and cards. Don’t be surprised if your pulse starts pounding faster soon after you start playing – it’s a game that instantly generates an electrifying atmosphere of tension and excitement. Dare to discover Forbidden Island. Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise. Your team will have to work together and make some pulse-pounding maneuvers, as the island will sink beneath every step. Race to collect the treasures and make a triumphant escape before you are swallowed into the watery abyss.
Get ready to use your noggin’ for this one!
And remember, weekends are THE perfect time to get together with the family for a game night. Or, set aside a weeknight where everyone is home together. Families that play together, stay together!