Schmidt Spiele


Islands in the Mist


Explore the misty terrain from your hot air balloon and use the wind to discover islands and any treasures they hold. Watch landscapes grow, cities rise and monuments form, as you connect your route across the islands.

What’s in the box?

  • Six start tiles
  • 96 landscape tiles
  • 15 “wild” landscape tiles
  • Seven city tiles
  • 15 monument tiles
  • 20 expansion tiles (for Mode 3)
  • Seven clouds
  • One bag
  • One harbour board (for Modes 2 & 3)
  • Four energy track boards
  • Four energy markers
  • Eight spyglasses (Mode 3)
  • Four balloons
  • One scoring pad
  • Four arrows
  • One bonus die
  • One direction die
  • Four island boards

How to play:

The game is played in four phases:

  • Distribute tiles: at the beginning of each round (except the first) the starting player draws landscape tiles randomly from the bag and places one on each cloud. Each cloud may contain a maximum of three tiles.
  • Roll dice: the player sitting to the right of the starting player rolls both the bonus and direction dice. They may decide for each die whether they want to roll it again. The second result of any re-rolled die is binding. The results rolled on the dice apply to all players!
  • Actions: players carry out three actions – moving their balloon, collecting tiles and placing tiles.
  • A new starting player is determined, and the next round begins.

If a player connects all six coasts of their island to their balloon yard with landscape tiles of any kind, the current round will be completed, and one final round will be played before the game ends.

After all players have finished their final turn, a final scoring takes place by counting points from the number of landscape tiles. The player with the highest total of victory points wins the game!


Islands in the Mist has three modes, each providing an increasing level of challenge for experienced players!


2-4 PLAYERS | 45-60 MINS | AGES 6+




All online orders are picked from our separate warehouse. We always ensure that your games are well packed before leaving. Wherever possible we'll re-use a cardboard box that we received games in from one of our suppliers. We figure it's better that way for our planet. But we do also use new boxes and wraps. If you have a strong preference either way please let us know in your Order Comments.

UK Orders

We aim for orders placed before 1:30pm Monday to Friday to be dispatched on the same working day. If this is not possible, your order will be dispatched on the next working day. Orders placed outside our Monday to Friday office hours will be dispatched on the next working day.

Delivery is free on all orders of £65 or more. Orders with a value of less than £65 will incur a delivery charge as follows:

£4.50 - Royal Mail Tracked 48 (2-3 business days delivery time)

£6.00 - Royal Mail Tracked 24 (1-2 business days delivery time)

£5.00 - DHL (mainland UK only)

International Delivery

If you are from further afield please contact us to discuss.

Collect in Store
At check-out you will to have the option to collect your order from our cafés in either Oxford or Bath and avoid the shipping charge. We will notify you by email as soon as your order is ready to collect. Allow up to 3 days for Oxford collection orders and 7 days for Bath collection orders. Orders will be held for a maximum of 21 days before being returned to our warehouse.
Additional Information
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Please note working day delivery does not include Sunday, Bank Holidays, Public Holidays and substitute days (see the GOV UK website for clarification). 
If you request that the package is left in a safe place, this will only be done at the discretion of the delivery driver. 
Shipping times are not guaranteed. From time to time unforeseen problems that are outside of our control can lead to postal delays. We do not accept responsibility for this these and will not refund shipping fees in these circumstance. If it is imperative that your order must reach reach you the next working day please contact us so that we can quote for a guaranteed next day postal service.


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