Labyrinth (formerly known as The aMAZEing Labyrinth) was first published in 1986. The game board has a set of tiles fixed solidly onto it; the remaining tiles that make up the labyrinth slide in and out of the rows created by the tiles that are locked in place. There is one extra tile, that will not fit inside the labyrinth, and players on their turn take this extra tile and slide it into a row of the labyrinth. This moves all the movable tiles, thus pushing one out the other side of the board; this newly removed tile becomes the piece for the next player to add to the maze.

Players move around the shifting paths of the labyrinth in a race to collect various characters and objects. The cards representing the things the player is trying to reach remain face-down, so that players are never really sure who is trying to collect what. Whoever collects all of his treasures first and returns to his home space wins!

Labyrinth is simple at first glance and an excellent puzzle-solving game for children; it can also be played by adults using more strategy and more of a cutthroat approach.

  • 2 to 4 players
  • Average game duration 20 minutes
  • Ages 8 and up
  • Game rules

© Karin Belanger 2018