a card game of colonization in the west indies for 1-4 players

Island Siege

Island Siege is a card game of colonization in the West Indies. Players build forts using building stones from their supply, then move colonists in each turn to populate it. Colonists in turn build buildings and ships, which then house the colonists. Buildings provide players with special abilities, while ships are sent to lay siege to the opponent’s forts.

Contents

Island Siege contains everything you need to build a colony and lay siege to your opponent!

1

Rulebook

Easy-to-read rulebook includes expansions

95

Cards

Base game plus expansions.

4

Deluxe Player Boards

Each player has a board to store their nine colonists. These colonists move to forts, buildings, etc. as they’re built, and powerful effects are unlocked as the player board empties. Colonists move back to the player board after your forts and buildings are destroyed.

2

Monuments Boards

Players can erect statues to their fallen colonist heroes in the Monuments expansion. If not playing Monuments, players can use the reverse side to hold the supply of stones.

4

Custom Dice

The dice are used to lay siege to your opponent.

36

Stones

Gray, black, white and pink stones reinforce forts, making it harder for your opponent them down. The best way to get more stones for your forts is by laying siege to your opponent.

36

Colonists

Each player gets nine colonists. Start your turn with all of your colonists on your forts and buildings to win!

 

4

Wooden Fleet Tokens

Sail your fleet to an opponents fort to mark it for attack.

 

13

Coins

These attractive, heavy metal coins by Campaign Coins are used to track victory points.

Description

Island Siege is a card game of colonization in the West Indies. Players build forts using building stones from their supply, then move colonists in each turn to populate it. Colonists in turn build buildings and ships, which then house the colonists. Buildings provide players with special abilities, while ships are sent to lay siege to the opponent’s forts.

The goal is for players to get all of their colonists into play on their forts, buildings and ships. Be careful, though, whenever a fort is destroyed by an opponent’s fleet all of its colonists, and the colonists of buildings behind the fort are removed from play! Alternately, players may win by earning 20 gold from building. Winning requires a keen balance of building and laying an Island Siege!

This second edition contains five expansions!

  • Ramparts extra ships, forts and building cards
  • Coquina cards and stones
  • Monuments boards
  • Captains cards
  • Ghost Captain solo rules and components

My favorite two-player game, and it's also a great 3-4 player game. In fact, I'd say it's better as a 4-player game!"

tabicat - BGG

‘To the Table’ Review

To the Table gives a thorough review of Island Siege first edition.

Designer

danmanfredini

Designer Dan Manfredini

I am a midwesterner living in Texas with my wife and two boys. Board gaming has always been a part of my life in one form or another. I played games with my family and friends growing up. I have always been fascinated by the worlds and experiences they created.

Players, Ages  & Time

Island Siege is a game for 1-4 players, ages 13+. It takes about 45 minutes.

  • 2 players

  • ages 13+

  • 45 minutes

Need a second set of dice? Or do you have the first edition stickered dice and want to upgrade?

Island Siege News

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Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • Owen says:

    The rules suggest expansions. And planned or were printed?

  • Chase says:

    Bought this game used, its very fun. Also a quick game. Great to play with the family. My only problem is that its only 2 players, an expansion would be quite nice that allows more players and adds a few new elements. Will continue to play in the future.

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