Forgotten waters game rules – how to play forgotten waters

By: Dennis B. B. Taylor


Welcome to Forgotten Waters, a thrilling world of pirate escapades and high-seas excitement! Get ready to become a daring buccaneer and embark on an epic voyage across the vast ocean. As you set sail, an exhilarating tale of personal triumph awaits you!

Here, in this game, every pirate has a unique story to tell, but remember, we’re all in this together. While we each strive to fulfill our own dreams, a common goal unites us: victory. To succeed, we’ll need to navigate treacherous waters, face dangerous challenges, and rely on both our individual skills and our collective efforts.

This is a world where exploration knows no bounds. Feel free to unravel the mysteries that lie before you, uncover hidden treasures, and chart new territories. And don’t forget to connect with your fellow shipmates! Interacting with one another and immersing yourselves in this vibrant world is an integral part of the game experience.

So, grab your compass, hoist the sails, and prepare to be enthralled by the wonders of Forgotten Waters. Your adventure begins now!


Alright, let’s dive into the game! First things first, you’ll need to download the Forgotten Waters app. You can find it over here. Once you’ve got the app, open it up and choose the scenario you want to play. If you’ve got four players, make sure to include the Hungry Pirates card. If there are three of you, include the Masked Pirate card. Now, grab the location book and put it in the middle of the table so everyone can reach it.

First, we shuffle the treasure cards and place them on the side of the board, creating the treasure deck. Then, we take the navigation tokens and stack them face down. All the other game pieces are placed where they belong on the board. Each player gets a player sheet and a pencil, and each sheet has a unique title.

Next, we assign each player a role they’ll play throughout the game. Each role has different tasks to complete. We need to set up the scenario, following the step-by-step instructions provided by the application. Once we reach the bottom of the instructions page, we click “continue” and the game is ready to start.

Forgotten waters game rules - how to play forgotten waters


When playing the game, we go through multiple rounds that happen on different pages in the location book. Each round consists of three phases that we must complete in a specific order. First, we have the planning phase, followed by the action phase, and finally, the end-of-round phase.

During the planning phase, we, the players, get to decide which actions we want to take for the round. It’s important to make these decisions within the given time limit. If we run out of time before choosing our actions, the discontentment on the ship will increase by one level.

When the action phase begins, we, the players, get to carry out the actions we’ve chosen earlier in the game. Those who picked the first action go first, followed by those who picked the second action. However, everyone must finish their first action before they can attempt the second one. To fully complete an action, we need to follow all the instructions listed under that particular action.

Finally, to bring a round to a close, we have the end-of-round phase. Once we’re done with that, we check if we’ve met all the end-of-game requirements. Depending on the outcome, the game may either end or continue on to the next round of gameplay. And this is how we play until we reach the end!


There are four different ways the game can end. If the ship’s hull reaches zero, we all drown and lose. If discontentment on the boat surpasses the crew, we have a mutiny, and everyone loses. When we reach the last threat, the game is over, and we all lose because we’re destroyed.

To win, we need to achieve our scenario goal. If we each complete four constellation events, we win. But if someone completes five constellation events, they achieve a superior victory. Once the game ends, we’ll consult our player sheets to see what actions our roles require.

In the beautiful land of Polynesia, the mountains shake with a mysterious energy, sending shivers down my spine. It’s a clear sign that danger is approaching, and we must act swiftly to protect our tribe. The clock is ticking, and our escape must begin now.

Hi there! I’m Ellie, a proud resident of Northeast Tennessee, a place filled with charm and natural beauty. My heart beats for animals of all shapes and sizes, and I’m an avid reader of fantasy fiction novels. Exploring the great outdoors brings me immense joy and tranquility. And to add to my happiness, I have a wonderful husband who loves me dearly, almost as much as our two furry companions. Being a part of this fantastic community brings me immense pride and joy.

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