Isle of Skye

Last updated on September 25th, 2022 at 02:15 pm

Isle of Skye


Isle of Skye is one of the best $3.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by Asmodee Digital, Isle of Skye is a Board game with a content rating of 12+.
It was released on 6th August 2018 with the latest update 26th September 2018

Whether you are a fan of Board, Strategy, games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


51 people have rated 13.0

You can download the game Isle of Skye from APP STORE.



Five clans are fighting to rule over the Isle of Skye. Only the chieftain who develops the best clan territory and trades wisely will be king!

When leaving your castle, build up the Isle of Skye by adding green hills, perfect beaches and mountain ranges. Raise livestock, produce precious whisky, build forts and ships… Expand your territory tile by tile, pay to keep hold of your tiles or sell them to an opponent for the price you’ve set… Tile price setting, purchases, sales, and structures are the key to becoming the ruler of the Isle of Skye!

Every game is different and will see you developing different strategies and tactics! With changeability and easy to learn rules, Isle of Skye is the perfect game for all types of players.


  • Both simple and tactical game mechanics, adapted from the award-winning Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King board game by Andreas Pelikan & Alexander Pfister
  • 1 to 5 players
  • Play in single-player with challenging computer opponents, against your friends in local multiplayer, or face clans from all over the world in online mode!
  • Choice of objectives: Select 4 of 16 different objectives for a unique gameplay that changes every time
  • Learn the rules with our Interactive tutorial or even watch games of the top players on your device!
  • Take your time in asynchronous game mode with push notifications and never miss a turn.
  • See fabulous illustrations by Klemens Franz, which make for a true Scottish atmosphere!

Awards for the original board game

  • 2016 UK Games Expo Best Boardgame Winner
  • 2016 Tric Trac Nominee
  • 2016 Kennerspiel des Jahres Winner
  • 2016 Kennerspiel des Jahres Nominee
  • 2016 International Gamers Award – General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
  • 2015 Meeples’ Choice Nominee
  • 2015 Jocul Anului în România Beginners Finalist
  • 2015 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2015 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee
  • 2015 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
  • 2015 Cardboard Republic Architect Laurel Nominee

Available languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Chinese, Italian.

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Updated on 26th September 2018

  • Fixes for the More Games menu

Isle of Skye Reviews

Update 8/13: Another update and the loading hangup switching between games still isnt fixed :( Update 8/6: upon 10 more plays, everything is not perfect. The screen does a perma-load (LOADING) sometimes and you often need to login back in. We have also noticed +- buttons missing when trying to set tile prices. Lastly, it is sometimes difficult to acquire the tile into your possession. Sometimes only after 3 or 4 tries. Add a double click option to acquire? Thanks Looks like the launch issues were fixed because this played perfect for us. One of the top 5 favorite games that we own. Graphics are true to the physical game, bidding works great, online asynchronous, local, and ai play options make it great. Similar to Patchwork, the game allows you to cycle through your async games quickly. Get this!

If you can actually finish a game it’s great. Unfortunately, we usually get one game in that works fine. The second game always freezes up and we have to close the app. Definitely not worth $4.99 for a game that doesn’t work.

This app has been pretty buggy from the get-go. The major issue has always been the AI getting hung up requiring a restart of the game in progress to get the AI to do something. This was annoying but somewhat minor since restarting was quick and easy. However, the most recent update has completely broken game saving. Since the AI breaks down in about 95% of the games we play, this means we have about a 5% chance of successfully finishing a game which is unacceptable. We’re not touching it until this is fixed and we will think twice about buying future titles no matter how much we love the game.

Great looking app for one of our favorite board games. We got errors at first when trying to play ranked games, but the problem is now solved. Great job all around!

This is a great port of a nice little board game – we had never played the board game much until this came along. The tutorial is good at introducing the main concepts of the game without bashing us over the head with too much stuff. It introduced the basic gameplay and some strategy very well. The game plays fine, we have no idea what other people are talking about, maybe they had earlier editions? The UI is clear and responsive and the game plays very well. Thank you!

We’re loving this game! What might on the surface may look like a wannabe Carcassonne clone is so much more with clever tweaks to the ol’ tile laying concept like bidding on pieces and having to adapt to constantly shifting bonus objectives.

Really enjoying the local game vs the AIs, but we want play online with others. Cant figure it out. Asmodee account… Game center account… Cant get anything to work.

Every issue mentioned in the other existing reviews, we’ve run into. Outside of all these issues, the app seems well done, so itll probably be worth a purchase at some point in the future, after the bugs are squashed. For now though, we had the tutorial hang on us, and our first attempted game with a friend and an AI hang. This was rushed, and in its current state, its a beta release at best.

What a complete garbage app, buggy and kicks you out of games in progress. We hope people can get a refund for this stinking pile of trash. Why release something so buggy and have the audacity to charge people for it. Everyone who bought this is basically a glorified alpha tester.

Stuck in rounds and scoring, cant select B, C, or D?

We have played this game probably 10 times so far and it has been great every time!

We have played 64 multiplayer games of Isle of Skye on this app in the last 9 months against players from around the world. We really enjoy the skilled competitive games and the ranking system. We have only encountered occasional problems with the app that are usually solved by restarting and logging in again.

We have not had any issues with the game. The AI is very nice and challenging on the different levels.

This is a another great board game port by Digidiced, we own the board game, and was very happy to see how well the app plays, you can speed the game up to play fast when you get the hang of how to play, the AI is solid and puts up a good challenge on hard, the game plays well on our iPhone X max phone and iPad , if you enjoy board games we highly recommend giving this game a try.

Fun with depth. Relatively easy to learn with lots of replayability.

We enjoy the game in physical form so gave it a try. Its equally enjoyable in digital form. The AI cheats, though, and gives itself double points sometimes on the scrolls. Watch out for that.

We love the board game version of Isle of Skye. The interface and AI for the app are well done. However, about 1 in 4 games lock up and have to be aborted. That is frustrating.

This game is really meant to be played on the table unless they have a live version playing an asynchronous game is very inefficient as you have to wait for the next person to logon just to determine if theyre buying any tiles and then again for each player to place their tiles.

We play other Asmodee games with our friends often. Isle of Skye tells us we are logged in as Purple Skates when it opens. When we try to play with friends it tells us to enter our email or user name. We try each, but neither works. It just freezes at that point. It Never asked for a passeord or does anything else. We just downloaded this game and learned it to increase our social joy durring the pandemic. We enjoy the game. We really want it to work. Please. Help.

Great board game! One of our absolute favorites! That being said, this app is a clutchy design, and prone to stalling.

So far we played this maybe 20 times. Maybe 3 out of 20 we had to abort the game because the AI was stuck or some corner case was not fulfilled which prevented the game to go on. We wish the developers can fix those bugs soon.

We would definitely rate this higher but the game continuously freezes when playing against ai. Besides that, the point scoring for each round moves very slowly.

We are seeing loading screens and cannot even a start a game. Unplayable in its current form.

Game freezes on pass and play every time. Unplayable. Scam.

As a huge fan of the tabletop version, we bought this game as soon as it launched and right away found that local games with a guest glitch out into the 2nd round making it impossible to continue the game. Every. Single. Time. It will swap tiles between us and the guest and disallow anyone to place anything. The game itself does not freeze, we can open History or view the rules or menu, but we are barred from continuing on with the game, even with the wrong tiles. Without fail, every time. The game functions fine enough most of the time if we play against just AI (sometimes we cannot drag our tiles onto the board), but we didnt buy this game to play against predictable AI, nor do we understand this apps focus on online p2p competition. A useless feature as far as Im concerned. There are few truly multiplayer games for iOS, and with each update we hope this VERY OBVIOUS bug is fixed, because frankly how has anyone on the dev team not tested this feature? If it worked occasionally we could understand the oversight but nearly 6 months on the market and the most important feature doesnt even work.

Was working fine, now picking casual game or running games, after the asmodee account login it goes to a popup that says Login with Game Center that we cant get past. Cant either create or join a game anymore. Useless.

The game hangs up at the same time every game second round, placing tiles. Its the green players turn, but the player board across the bottom is the blue player, so you cannot place on the correct board to advance the game. PLEASE get these bugs fixed its such a good game!

Can not play games against AI. Can not even find online games available. Forces us to continually sign in. Game continually gets frozen in opening screen. We’ve never wanted our money back more. This game is completely useless with these issues.

We just purchased this for our iPad and it doesnt run. We cannot even complete the tutorial without it hanging up. Also, it says you must sign in to GAMECENTER to play, but that is nowhere to be found on our iPad. We cannot even find out to dispute this with Apple Care. Save your $5 for something better. This is a garbage app.

We have an Asmodee username and password since we play the other board games. But when we installed this Isle of Skye app and wanted to ply with our friends, we clicked on username and it asked if we already had an Asmodee username and password. We entered them and now it always tells us to sign into GameCenter. We dont use GameCenter and dont want to use it. We do t use GameCenter for the other Asmodee apps either. Our Asmodee username and password should be good enough. This must be fixed!!!

We had rated this lower initially due to bugginess but the latest release finally resolved the drag & drop issues so we bumped it up to five stars. This is a great digital implementation of a great physical game. AI is challenging and multiplayer works well.

After numerous drag and place issues the screen permanently froze on the first day of play on our we phone.

This game is still very buggy, however most are what we would consider minor inconveniences. By far for us the future of multiplayer will determine if this app stays on our phone, as even the hardest AI no longer presents any challenge. Players no longer taking their turns once they determine theyre having a bad game is the biggest issue. The game takes forever to time out, then literally never disappears from the running games lobby. If a player times out, he/she should be eliminated and the game continued to completion. We also feel that a players ranking should be negatively impacted if they time out otherwise there is no reason at all for people to continue if they feel they cant win. This certainly has potential to be a great great app. We just hope the developers follow through with it.

We lose a game every once in a while to freezing and bugs. No biggie. But we can get online play to work at all. Conflict between asmodee and game enter. Please fix this.

This game seems to have been released before it was done baking. We literally had to redownload it 4 times before all the data was visible; the first time we tried to play, most of the graphics were missing from the tutorial, and it was literally impossible to advance said tutorial because the things we were supposed to tap on werent present. The next 3 download attempts resulted in several assets missing, notably the description of the scoring tiles. We finally seem to have downloaded all assets and can play local games against AI, but the keyboard never appears when we attempt to enter our asmodae account info, so we cant log in to play online. Given our disastrous attempts to download to date, we are at best hesitant to redownload again, lest we find myself in a state where we cant even play locally.

Decent adaptation of the real game (which we own),however, do not purchase in current form! Text randomly disappears, buttons stop working, bidding breaks consistently, and we have had several games crash or freeze in the very last round… This game needs some serious work before you should buy it….

We love the board game version of this, so we were very excited to be able to play on our phone or tablet. However, there are constant glitches in this game! It makes it borderline unplayable. Right now if we start a game against the AI, it freezes up. If we quit out to go back in, the game is gone. It also tells us that there is a connection problem when there isnt. We just X out of the window and the game plays, until it freezes. So frustrating!

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