GenCon 51 Preview: Forbidden Sky



From Matt Leacock comes another game in his Forbidden series. First you had Forbidden Island, then Forbidden Desert, but now get ready for Forbidden Sky.

From the game description:

“Soar to dizzying heights in the electrifying cooperative adventure. Work as a team to explore a mysterious platform that floats at the center of a savage storm. Connect a circuit of cables to launch a secret rocket – all before you are struck by lightning or blown off to the depths below. It’s a high-wire act that will test your team’s capacity for courage and cooperation. One false step and you all could be grounded…permanently!

This latest installment in the Forbidden game series takes you to new heights with several novel challenges, including collectively planning a terrain using only limited information and constructing a real electrical circuit.”



Why I’m Interested in It

As a fan of the other Forbidden games, this one sounds like it’s steampunk theme – at least for me – varies up the mechanics slightly. Although the “storm” element is familiar, there may be a different mechanic in working together. Plus, having various challenges to complete adds to the replayability of the game without getting bored of it. Also, if you look in the above picture, there is a rocketship. A rocketship, people!

In a recentinterview with CoOp Cast, Matt Leacock hinted at the gameplay. Where in Forbidden Island the tiles are removed and in Forbidden Desert the tiles move around, he said in Forbidden Sky, the tiles are added. In a similar fashion as Carcassone.

The box and information found online states the number of players for the game is 2-4. But Forbidden Sky is a cooperative game, and as you know if you’ve played the other Forbidden Games (or other cooperative games), you can simply play more than one character for solo game session.

Forbidden Sky will be for sale at GenCon.

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Gregory Gregory Author