Isle of Skye

From Chieftain to King


Cover: Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King


ca. 60 min.

2 - 5
Game Design:
Alexander Pfister & Andreas Pelikan
Graphic Design:
atelier198 (Klemens Franz)
Rules & Development:
Stefan Stadler
Release Year:
1 game board, 16 scoring tiles, 78 landscape tiles, 1 bag, 5 scoring markers, 6 discard tiles, 6 player screens, 1 round marker, 1 start player marker, 73 coins & 1 rule book
Choking Hazard

NOT A TOY! Choking hazard. Not suitable for children under three years.


The Isle of Skye is considered to be one of the most beautiful landscapes on the world: sandy beaches, smooth hills and spectacular mountains are fascinating for everyone

In this tile laying game for 2 - 5 players you are the chieftain of your clan. You are creating your own clan territory in order to gather the most victory points. However, only 4 of the 16 available victory point conditions are in play every game, which creates a wide variabillity and lets players adapt their strategies for every game newly. One part of growing your clan is to gather enough money in order to do so. In each round you are allowed to buy one landscape tile from one of the other players. The pricing of these tiles is secretely done beforehand. Setting a high price can yield a lot of money, but if nobody buys the tile, you have to pay the amount on your own! And it's not always clear which tiles a worth a lot and which not. This creates interesting choices and a tense gameplay for all. Additionally the goal of the game is to get the most victory points for your clan territory and not to be the richest (even though money is worth some victory points in the end). Planning ahead, strategy and snatching an opportunity in the right moment is key to success.


3D box
3D box
How to fit everything into the box
How to fit everything into the box
Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016
Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016
Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016
Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016
Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016
Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016
"Themed Tiles" promo
"Tunnel Tiles #1" promo
"Tunnel Tiles #2" promo


Rules "Themed Tiles" Promo
Rules "Themed Tiles" Promo (German)
Rules "Tunnel Tiles #1 & #2" Promo
Rules "Tunnel Tiles #1 & #2" Promo (German)
Rules (German)


"Themed Tiles", "Tunnel Tiles"... What are you talking about?

The "Themed Tiles", "Tunnel Tiles #1" and "Tunnel Tiles #2" are promos we did for "Isle of Skye". They were (some still are) available through our online shop or as a goodie in our company magazine "Neues vom Ausguck" (at that time it was only available in German).

Where can I get the "Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016" promo tile?

The honest answer has to be "whereever you are lucky to find one". The "Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016" promo tile was given out to celebrate the winning of the "Kennerspiel" award in 2016. For a short amount of time the tile was available at events, fairs, through partner shops, etc. but there are none left and we do not plan to reprint it, as it was a one time only celebration.

Rumors say that there not only was a "Kennerspiel des Jahres" tile, but also a "Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres" tile. Is that true? And if yes, where can I get it?

If we were prepared for this situation, if such a tile ever existed and if people - claiming to own one of these tiles - are telling the truth is nothing we are going to comment. The official answer to this is, that there never was and never will be such a tile.