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Labyrinth (1986) is a classic puzzle traversal game that spawned a whole genre. You race to get the treasure in a maze. As you do you can slide new path tiles in order to foil the other players and give you an advantage.

You start by filling out the game board with Maze tiles that generate a fresh maze each time you play. You then deal the 24 treasure cards to each player. Each turn you look at the next treasure and slide in the spare Maze tile aiming to create a route to it. Once you have all your treasure you must get back to your starting spot to win.

As you progress different tactics develop. As well as creating routes to your treasure, you also need to consider how best to block other players. Once a player has all their treasure you know they need to get back home and can really work to obstruct them.

The result is a simple game that has layers of strategy. It can accommodate both younger and older players.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Labyrinth 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle and Traversal game with Collecting elements. You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Learn to Play: This takes 10 minutes to learn. The most complex aspect is the maze and how you can slide cards into it. There are a few rules and caveats to deal with players sliding off the edge of the board.

Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to complete.

BenefitsBenefits

This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger children need to understand how to adjust the maze not only for their go but to give them an advantage as the game continues. You can make the game simpler for younger players by:

  • Giving younger players fewer treasures to find.
  • Let younger players see all their treasure cards and collect them in any order.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.

CostsCosts

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
There is a range of games in the Labyrinth series and most of these apply different themes and rule variations:
  • Labyrinth (1986) - Original game.
  • Master Labyrinth (1991) - More items are added to the maze to make it harder.
  • Junior Labyrinth (1995) - Small board and a bit simpler.
  • Secret Labyrinth (1998) - Circular board adds fighting mechanic.
  • Labyrinth: The Card Game (2000) - Simplified card game version.
  • 3D Labyrinth (2002) - Has a plastic board.
  • The Lord of the Rings Labyrinth (2003) - Themed with more Tile cards to slide.
  • Labyrinth Treasure Hunt (2005) - Players all go at the same time.
  • Master Labyrinth (2007) - Adds combat against demons and dragons.
  • Labyrinth: The Duel (2009) - Single-player or two-player version.
  • Electronic Labyrinth (2011) - Electronic game with voiced missions and story quests.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man Labyrinth (2012) - Spider-Man themed with a villain chasing you.
  • Ocean Labyrinth (2015) - Ocean theme and flippable tiles.
  • Das verdrehte Labyrinth (2016) - Garden theme and twistable tiles. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/1986, updated in 2016

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 2-4

Genres: Puzzle, Traversal and Collecting

Accessibility: 0 features documented


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