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Spirit Island

Spirit Island is a 2017 cooperative game where players take on the roles of different spirits of the land, each with unique elemental powers. The goal is to defend their island home from colonizing invaders by using their powers in combination to create powerful effects. The game is set during the colonial era, and it's a complex and thematic game with a strong narrative. Players must strategize in order to stop the invaders from taking over their island. The game escalates as it progresses, with the spirits developing new powers, and the invaders increasing their colonization efforts. Each turn represents 1-3 years of an alternate history, with victory being achievable by either destroying every last settlement or forcing the invaders to retreat. Players can lose if any spirit is destroyed, if the island is overrun by blight, or if the invader deck is depleted before victory is achieved. The game has different adversaries to fight against and offers various paths of difficulty to keep the game challenging as the players gain skill.

Awards and honors[]

  • 2021 Scelto dai Goblin Winner
  • 2021 Gra Roku Advanced Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2019 Spiel der Spiele Hit für Experten Recommended
  • 2019 As d'Or - Jeu de l'Année Expert Nominee
  • 2017 Golden Geek Most Innovative Board Game Nominee
  • 2017 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2017 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee
  • 2017 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee
  • 2017 Golden Geek Best Solo Board Game Nominee
  • 2017 Golden Geek Best Cooperative Game Nominee
  • 2017 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork & Presentation Nominee
  • 2017 Cardboard Republic Striker Laurel Nominee
  • 2017 Board Game Quest Awards Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2017 Board Game Quest Awards Best Coop Game Winner
  • 2017 Board Game Quest Awards Best Coop Game Nominee
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