Product Type: Ravensburger board games
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A truly aMAZEing game ( I admit the pun is overused)
Member Name: B-justice
Advantages: simple to learn, cheep, robust
Disadvantages: can become a very long game. cards are sub standard
A classic curiosity of mine, this game was first spied while working in a local charity shop. I took a shine to its interesting concept and spend the next hour googling to see if it had all the parts. It was also missing instructions so if you happen upon a copy also missing instructions then i shall help you out in true internet fasion.
Setting up the game is simple. take your tiles and place them all in the empty spaces that the board has left for you. If you have one tile left over do not fret, this is intended. Next pick a colour piece and place it on the appropriate coloured space. Last bit of the setup, take the cards, shuffle them and place them face down in front of each player in this manner
2 players = 7 cards
3 players = 6 cards
4 players = 5 cards
You can only view your cards one at a time and cannot reveal them until your piece lands on the tile with the same item on it. When it is your turn you can move one space and move the labyrinth one space in any order. Arrows on the sides of the board show you which rows can be moved. players move with the labyrinthe and if any players are pushed off the edge they appear on the other side of the board
The game ends when one player had revealed all their cards and returned to their starting space.
So simple but so much fun. moving the labyrinth gives you many strategic options from furthering your own exploits to delaying the eventual winner. my one gripe with the game is that a fair few of the cards/tiles have very very similar images. this has lead to many a frustrated player in the past. You learn the differences in time but the early games can be frustrating and time consuming for that reason
The board and tiles are made really well and have happily withstood many years of play. i myself am surprised at how smooth pushing the labyrinth around still is. The cards however are flimsy with a couple in my set being lost to split drinks and the like. The packaging is robust but feels as if it was made for another game with many many more pieces. When i first bought the game i was convinced that there was stuff missing for that reason.
labyrinth is a brilliant rainy day sort of game. Great for kids and adults alike, although adults will notice they have no age advantage with this game so may be a little weary of playing this with their children ( dont want to be seen losing now do we ) joking aside this is a brilliant, easy to learn game for everyone.
Summary: Great for kids and adults alike