Table Top Game Review: Skylanders Island Quest The Adventure Game

Skylanders are not just for your consoles, they also come in the form of a table top board game. Here's my review!

What would Christmas be for a gamer without a new game? Well, I don't have to worry about that, because my son picked up the Skylanders Island Quest The Adventure Game.

To the table top

Skylanders is normally known as the highly successful video game that's played on all consoles and even the DS gaming system. This game, however, takes things to the table in board game fashion, thanks to Pressman games.

 

The set comes with 32 Skylander cards that you can choose from, with each card representing a familiar Skylander character. From there, you have six island board pieces to travel around by hopping spaces on the board, depending on the roll of the dice. On the islands you will find “Challenges” that you have to overcome. These challenges could be an enemy to beat or a gate to open. Depending on your Skylander and your current level, you have to roll a die to try to beat the enemy. Successfully doing so allows you to try to pull an element token.

 

 

The first player (2 to 4 player game) to collect all eight elements becomes the winner! You start with two elements, so technically you only have to collect six elements during your journey. The player is only allowed to use a Skylander for the elements you have collected.

 

 

Is it worth the trip?

I give this game 7 of 10 stars, but my son thought I should give it 10 of 10. I like it because it falls into the realm of casual games for me (roughly 30 min. game time). It takes a very small amount of time to set up and get started, so you can play a quick game for fun or multiple games for a night of entertainment. The rules are straight forward and easy, and my 7-year-old had no difficulties following them.

 

For the price, it is right in line with most board games of this type (I think I paid around $25), so not bad. If you want to try to lure someone (your kiddos) from the video game world to a more reality-based game that requires you to sit at a table with one or more people, this might be a good way of crossing over.

We bought this at good old Wally World (WalMart), but I think any of the big box stores might carry it or, better yet, ask your local gaming store to order it. Add it to your collection if you have Skylander fans in the household.

Our Rating
7
Skylanders are not just for your consoles, they also come in the form of a table top board game. Here's my review!

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Lifelong gamer. Console, PC and Table Top. I like them all! I'm also a jack of all trades type of guy. My kiddos are gamers as well which is wonderful as a gamer dad! My youngest son and I have also ventured into the world of game development which has been quite the experience.

Published Dec. 26th 2013
  • Chantel_6420
    I cannot find the rules to the game also. Sorry, but can someone send me the rules??
  • Federico Senence
    Featured Contributor
    What's your e-mail address?
  • Lydia_2976
    Can I also get a copy of the rules for this game? My email is lydiaf08@gmail.com
    Thanks, my son is so excited to play this game but I can't find the instructions anywhere!
  • Federico Senence
    Featured Contributor
    - Sent!
  • kevin_8629
    hey...
    any chance I can get a copy of the rules as well?
  • Federico Senence
    Featured Contributor
    What's your e-mail address?
  • paul_6467
    my son bought this game and there were no rules with it and he is very depressed that he cant play could someone please email me the rules thanks im.new.fie@hotmail.com
  • Federico Senence
    Featured Contributor
    E-mail sent with .pdf version of rules.
  • Claudia_5226
    Email is lemonmerengue@hotmail.com
  • Federico Senence
    Featured Contributor
    Probably a bit late (so sorry) but e-mail sent with .pdf version of rules.
  • Claudia_5226
    Could you please e-mail me the rules? Thanks so much
  • Tyler Johnson
    This game is terrible. Roll three chaos and now no one can win a battle. I wouldn't waste my money. My son got it for a birthday present and we have tried it 3 times and each time my kids lose interest because the battle system is flawed. Everyone ends up low power and then no one can win a gate and progress is halted.
    Rubbish. Pure licensing gimmick.
  • Brandon Le
    Can you send me the pdf of the rulebook l, please I'm trying to play this with my brother and I can't.
  • Clyde_5927
    I have the rules but still can't figure the game out. Is there a page on the internet that explains how to play the game in audio?
  • Amy Bass
    Hey, I was wondering if you could e-mail me the rules? I know they are probably right in front of me, but I swear, our game didn't come with any instructions! We will soon be attempting a swap at Wal-mart, but in the mean time, it would be greatly appreciated, just in case.
  • Federico Senence
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