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Designer – Ellie Dix

Publisher – The Dark Imp

You are stranded on a desert island. Use the resources at your disposal to make life more comfortable and/or increase your chances of rescue. Get points for developing your island. But will you try to make a home on this tropical paradise or do everything you can to get out of there?

Castaway is a ‘roll and write’ game. One player rolls the dice and each player decides how they will use the dice rolls on their own board. The dice show the coordinates on the map and indicate the area you must work on each turn. The choice of action within that area is yours. Will you cut down trees or plant new ones? Will you build a shelter or plunder a shipwreck? The choice is yours.

The game finishes when one player is rescued, abandoned or becomes self-sustained.

Castaway is a ‘Placemat’ game – a game contained entirely within an A3 placemat (including the rules). Just add two standard D6 dice.


  • Rules (1 page)
  • Play Sheet (1 page)

Additional Components Required:

  • Pen/Pencil
  • 2 six-sided dice
No physical products will be shipped. This listing is for an instant download only.

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Players: 1-100
Duration: 20-30 Min
Age: 7+

USD $3.99

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