Forbidden Sky Review with the Game Boy Geek

Forbidden Sky Review with the Game Boy Geek

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My review of the latest game in the “Forbidden” series (Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert) designed by Matt Leacock and Published by Gamewright! In this cooperative game you’ll be trying to explore platforms, and wire up lightning rods and capacitors to launch the rocket ship to win! But you’ll need to watch out for the storm and the wind!

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  • ADRIAN G1

    January 6, 2019

    It's wallace and Gromit's rocket!

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  • TheHorrorGamer Simionato2

    January 6, 2019

    Kerbal – the game

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  • Dusk Sheaks3

    January 6, 2019

    Your a game boy stud. I love your vids!

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  • Heather Collins4

    January 6, 2019

    I know what I am buying today goodbye wallet.

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  • Chris Michelotti5

    January 6, 2019

    Do you find any of the roles are more fun than the other in this?

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  • ReadyAimFire6

    January 6, 2019

    I really liked previous Forbidden games- Island for being easy to teach yet thrilling in the end, and Desert for being less thrilling but harder and overall a better game. This one just feels too messy and overcomplicated, not to mention it just looks unappealing. I think ill pass on this one.

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  • Deltran Does Games7

    January 6, 2019

    Looks pretty sweet! I'm disappointed that it doesn't do enough to prevent player quarterbacking but I like the tile placement concept. (Yes, I have that group 😀 )

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  • cindy tang8

    January 6, 2019

    @12:24, did you say forbidden island ,2 thumbs up?

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  • Rah Sollest9

    January 6, 2019

    So we went from escaping the sinking island on a helicopter. Escaping the harsh desert into a ancient airship. And now we escape the brutal storms into a rocket ship.
    …Where would that take us next? Forbidden Space? Forbidden Galaxy? Forbidden Planets? I want to know how far this adventure goes!

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  • Alluvian10

    January 6, 2019

    I remember the designer saying something about this not being a gimmick and that the battery / circuit was an integral part of gameplay. I call total BS on that statement. The game would not change at all if those platforms were just plastic and the connectors were carboard. The payoff is not worth the gimmick at all. The only way it would have made any sense is if it was a logic circuit game and then the power could confirm that you solved the puzzle. this is just 'the sticks go from a to b, don't touch the ground and dont have 3+ connections at one node'. None of those are helped by an actual circuit. Super disappointed.

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  • Paula Scott-Frantz11

    January 6, 2019

    I LOVE This!!!

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  • veerchasm112

    January 6, 2019

    I think a theme song featuring your sax 🎷would be WAYYYY cooler

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  • David Peterson13

    January 6, 2019

    Forbidden Desert has the helicopter from Forbidden Island. This has the airship from Forbidden Desert and now you have a spaceship. The next game will be Forbidden Space.

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  • Travelling Gamer14

    January 6, 2019

    Was super excited about this until I saw the toy factor. It looks like it doesn't have to be in the game and it only makes it more convoluted. Also I wonder if it inflates price. So I'm less sold on it now. I might pick it up because of the mechanics but really unhappy about the toy part. Then again I guess I could leave that out myself. Just wonder how much better it could have looked if they stayed with cardboard.

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  • Phantom Monkey15

    January 6, 2019

    Thank you for not carelessly dumping the contents out on the table like a certain reviewer does… Great review as always and will get this game after watching your review.

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  • McFly16

    January 6, 2019

    Aesthetically the drabbest but mechanically most interesting of the three. Still, not sure if I'm sold.

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  • Teun Ham17

    January 6, 2019

    12:23 You are giving the wrong game two thumbs up 😉

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  • Jay Valentine18

    January 6, 2019

    Forbidden island got me into co op games and that led me to pandemic the greatest game of all time

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  • Topoli D19

    January 6, 2019

    Have you played Sub Terra?

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  • Topoli D20

    January 6, 2019

    So looking forward to playing this!!!

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  • Gamewright21

    January 6, 2019

    Thanks for the great review!

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  • Kosteri x22

    January 6, 2019

    FS also on my wish list. Not too thrilled about how it turned out, it looks messy. The heart icons don't match the board, the board also looks meh. It lacks that sense of unity that FD has. I fear that people will hate the lack of control at higher storm levels, but perhaps the tiles are not totally random but tiered.

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  • oikh23

    January 6, 2019

    When is it available in retail?

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  • Emma Edwards24

    January 6, 2019

    Great review! I think that this is going to be great for those of us with kids around 9-14 which can be a tricky age to find games for. My one concern would be how much it's going to cost here (France) compared to the earlier games due to the admittedly beautiful components.

    I love the hidden educational aspect of the circuitry. Also, while they may seem gimmicky to adults, the rocket's effects are really rewarding for some kids – it might be the pay off needed to bring them to the table and keep them invested in the game.

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  • Board Game Beacon25

    January 6, 2019

    Great review as always Dan. Although at the end you say "Forbidden ISLAND, two thumbs up from me." – Intentional slip of the tongue?! 😉

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  • Guocai Pan26

    January 6, 2019

    Hiya, what cool rocket! Does the rocket run on some kind of button-sized battery?

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  • Chris Ferris27

    January 6, 2019

    I love how the airship from Forbidden Desert is on the starting tile!!

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  • Jimmy28

    January 6, 2019

    Looks really fun!

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  • Drew Chappell29

    January 6, 2019

    No sax solo?

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  • Christopher Vincent30

    January 6, 2019

    Great review, Dan! Thanks for posting!!

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  • matthlowder31

    January 6, 2019

    Much too different from the previous installments. And as someone who already works a ton in libraries, and has to deal with a lot of STEM and steam products, this is not something I want to Tinker with. I think it feels the most like a toy of the entire series, and I think the first two games, especially Forbidden Desert, are much more for gamers. For families, I think this is an instant buy… but I am definitely glad that I walked by that booth and did not pick up one every day at gencon. I hesitated, and for me, clearly that was the best call. Thank you for your thorough and concise reviews, Dan!

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