Long ago, Easter Island was once a vast continent ravaged by constant volcanic activity. The settlers of this land raised Moai --gigantic monolithic statues to appease the gods and mend the wounds of the land. Unfortunately, insead of healing the land, the very act of sealing off craters and geysers caused an even greater disaster to unfold... Players in Volcanic Ilse are tasked with building villages and raising Moai across the continent. However, with each Moai raised, the possibility of a volcanic eruption increases! Eruptions devastate settlements and cause whole sections of the board to sink into the sea and be removed!