With Christmas around the corner, I am thinking about keeping the children occupied as well as entertaining the extended family who visit during the season. Naturally, I turn to board games, which never fail to keep the family entertained. Besides, it gets them off the telly and other devices.
I was quite happy yo be asked to review Labyrinth – a board game from Ravensburger. First of all, I love board games and this one sounded quite interesting and secondly I know that coming from Ravensburger, it was bound to be interesting and of a good quality.
Labyrinth is a game that requires bit of thinking. In fact, we had to put quite a bit of thought into just setting up the maze. That was quite fun in itself.
The game includes –
- Playing board
- 34 maze cards
- 24 treasure cards
- 4 playing pieces
The games begins with setting up a maze on the board by setting up the maze cards and the maze cards that are already on the board.
You then deal out the treasure cards. The youngest player lifts up the first card and needs to make his piece reach the corresponding treasure. To do this, the player has to shift the maze cards so that he can make a clear path to the treasure.
He must choose one of the arrows and then insert a maze card which pushes out a card at the other end. This card is what the next player must use during his turn.
Once you complete that one treasure card, you go on to the next.
The player who finds all the treasure and returns to his starting position is the winner.
The game is quite interesting and most of all it makes the children think and the maze pieces are different so you need to put them so that they fit properly into the maze.
It does take some time for the game to finish especially as you play on.
The game is for 2 – 4 players and is targeted for children aged 7 and above.
It is priced at about £19.99 and is a great game for all the family to enjoy.
Disclaimer: I was sent the above board game to review. All ideas and opinions are my own.