Apps for Kids 056: Forbidden Island

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.

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool apps and games for kids and parents. My co-host is my 11-year-old daughter, Jane. In this episode, we talked about Forbidden Island, a game where you and the other players work together to collect treasure from a rapidly sinking island. The board game is $14 and the iOS version is $5.

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Published 9:20 am Fri, Jun 6, 2014

About the Author

Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE. He is editor-in-chief of Cool Tools and co-founder of Wink Books. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects

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  1. ben_ehlers

    The family that dies together stays together smile

    My daughter learned more about losing gracefully from this game than any of the more traditional player vs player games.

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