Active Sellers
Things From Another World
Puzzle Master
The Island of Doctor Necreaux: Second Edition
The Island of Doctor Necreaux: Second Edition
by Invisible City Productions (2018)
Player Count
1 to 4

Player Ages

Playing Time
30 minutes to 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Science Fiction
  • Exploration
  • Adventure
  • Spies/Secret Agents
  • Designers
  • Jonathan Leistiko
  • Mechanisms
  • Variable Player Powers
  • Simultaneous Action Selection
  • Cooperative Play
  • Dice Rolling
  • Press Your Luck
  • Artists
  • Kevin Wasden
  • Adam Moore
  • Dominic Foong
  • Alicia Vogel
  • Family
  • Crowdfunding: Kickstarter
  • Theme: Retro
  • Theme: Pulp
  • Theme: Mad Science / Mad Scientist
  • Rating: 6.83/10 from 20 users


    Create your agent, infiltrate the island, defeat Necreaux's minions, find the scientists, and escape before time runs out!

    The Island of Doctor Necreaux is a cooperative adventure game for 1 to 4 exceptionally talented secret agents set in a 50s-era pulp-sci-fi world. The diabolical Doctor Necreaux has captured the world's top scientists and forced them to build a Doomsday Device. Your mission: Explore the Doctor's secret island lair, find the scientists, and escape in your shuttlecraft before the island is blown to Kingdom Come!

    In this simultaneous action game, players take one turn together as a team. At the start of each turn, you decide whether you're exploring or resting. When you explore you declare a speed, which represents how quickly you're exploring the island adventure deck and determines how many encounters your team will attempt to resolve this turn. You want to draw as many cards as you can because the scientists are hidden somewhere in the middle of the adventure deck, the escape shuttle is hidden in the bottom, and you have a limited number of turns before the island blows up. However, you can't be too fast or you'll fall prey to one of the island's many traps. If you choose to rest, your team gets to heal up and recharge.

    The Island of Doctor Necreaux incorporates creative ability manipulation (in assessing how player powers interact and applying them appropriately), press-your-luck (when selecting a speed and during combat), and resource management (deciding when to use charges - a scarce resource that fuels agent powers - and when to use a turn to rest instead of explore). The game comes with quick start rules and multiple variants to increase replayabiliy and adjust thr difficulty to accommodate a wide range of player skill. The island and agent skills are all card-based, making the island and the agents different every time.

    We at Invisible City are excited about the improvements in the second edition:

    • All-new full-color art.
    • Almost all cards have their own unique art.
    • Full-color art on card fronts and backs.
    • More & better components. Bigger box (with room for expansions), better cards, bigger rules, enough dice for all players to play, etc.
    • Quick-start rules to make it easy for first time players to play.
    • All-new "secret cache" cards to adjust the game for different skill levels.
    • Clearer/better ways to increase the difficulty for experienced players.
    • All cards are numbered for easy set-up of pre-generated scenarios.
    • By popular BoardGames demand, the game's been re-tooled to use 2d6 as the primary resolution mechanic (instead of 1d6). The rules and every card have been re-written to accommodate this.

    Game Discussions

    Add Comment

    You need to be logged in to comment.

    Comments (0)

    No comments yet. Be the first!


    No listings at the moment.

    Do you own this game?
    Best Sellers
    Board Games

    Latest Searches: sportz dice | Bells | king of tokyo | star+trek+frontier | The cats pajamas | charade games for adults | brains | wolfpack | Livingston parish monopoly | broom | waffleopoly | Reno monopoly | Malins munspel | Rubiks impossible | juden raus | Norristown Monopoly board game | Descendants Evie Doll | sale | nfl monopoly | Monopoly+wildwood | Olaf | wizards and warlocks | warhammer quest | play-doh party pack | Rush band | rick | wormhole | Zombified | marco poli | pc
    Sitemap: All Categories | All Publishers | All Designers | All Mechanisms | All Artists | All Family
    © 2018-2023 | Your source for everything to do with Board Games
    All Rights Reserved
    Please note: will receive commissions from purchases made through links on this page.
    Privacy Policy | Contact Us