Robinson Crusoe: Adventures On the Cursed Island (Board Game)

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Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island is a game created by Ignacy Trzewiczek, the author of Stronghold. This time Trzewiczek takes the players to a deserted island, where they'll play the parts of shipwreck survivors confronted by an extraordinary adventure. They'll be faced with the challenges of building a shelter, finding food, fighting wild beasts, and protecting themselves from weather changes. Building walls around their homes, animal domestication, constructing weapons and tools from what they find and much more awaits them on the island. The players decide in which direction the game will unfold and – after several in-game weeks of hard work – how their settlement will look. Will they manage to discover the secret of the island in the meantime? Will they find a pirate treasure, or an abandoned village? Will they discover an underground city or a cursed temple at the bottom of a volcano? Answers to these questions lie in hundreds of event cards and hundreds of object and structure cards that can be used during the game...

Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island is an epic game from Portal. You will build a shelter, palisade, weapons, you will create tools like axes, knives, sacks, you will do everything you can to… to survive. You will have to find food, fight wild beasts, protect yourself from weather changes…

Take the role of one of four characters from the ship crew (cook, carpenter, explorer or soldier) and face the adventure. Use your determination skills to help your team mates, discuss with them your plan and put it into practice. Debate, discuss, and work on the best plan you all can make.

Search for treasures. Discover mysteries. Follow goals of six different, engaging scenarios. Start by building a big pile of wood and setting it on fire to call for help, and then start new adventures. Become an exorcist on cursed Island. Become a treasure hunter on Volcano Island. Become a rescue team for a young lady who’s stuck on rock island…

Let the adventure live!

Product Details

Boards & Dice
30 Nov 2016
Thematic Games
Game Mechanic
Year Published
# of Players
1 - 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players, Recommended with 1 - 4 players
Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
90 - 180 minutes
Game Designer
Ignacy Trzewiczek
Game Artist
  • Tomasz Bentkowski
  • Mateusz Bielski
  • Vincent Dutrait
  • Jerzy Ferdyn
  • Mateusz Kopacz
  • Mateusz Lenart
User Suggested Ages
Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
  • 2013 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Nominee
  • 2013 Golden Geek Best Innovative Board Game Nominee
  • 2013 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee
  • 2013 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Winner
  • 2013 Gra Roku Advanced Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2013 Gra Roku Advanced Game of the Year Winner
Expansion Sets
  • Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island – Beach Card Mini Expansion
  • Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island – Beast Cards
  • Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island – Crewman Deck I
  • Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island – Discovery Tokens
  • Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island – Dreadful adventure on the King Kong Island
  • Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island – Gamer character
Supply Source
South Africa

Customer Reviews

Never Ending Adventure

Reviewed by on (Verified Buyer)

When setting up a game of Robinson Crusoe, you get the feeling of an adventure waiting to happen. If you immerse yourself into the game, every adventure card, event card, animal hunt and exploration action draws you further into the story line. This game will keep you busy for many, many games and the fan created content available online turns this into a never ending adventure. You'll probably not win many games, but you will undoubtedly have fun losing!

Prepare for adventure

Reviewed by on

Robinson Crusoe is an exciting, twisting cooperative game where you and some friends will afternoon to survive various scenarios involving being stranded on a desert island. I say attempt because you will most likely fail - but you won't even care, since every bad event or unlucky roll just adds to the great story the game tells.

Easy recommendation, and the best emergent storytelling I have experienced in a board game.