Friday, 3 November 2017

Labyrinth review

We had a new game to play this weekend, one I have never heard of before but it was really fun, all our family enjoyed playing together.
The Labyrinth game is a fun strategy game where you have to slide the paths around to find your way around the maze and collect treasure. The first player to collect all their magical objects is the winner.
The whole idea of the game was really cool and not really like anything I have played before, it was a really fun game to play. I really liked all the characters that you could choose from. Although I did notice a mistake in the instructions because it says there are six characters to choose from when we found that there were only four. I really think you should make up some fun names for all the different characters because it would definitely make the game better. Everyone in our family really likes the game. It a great game to play at this time of year as a lot of the treasure is quite mystical and spooky so it makes you think of Halloween, and the characters are all witches and wizards.
To play the game, everyone chooses a character and you share out the treasure cards. The maze is laid out randomly at first and there is one spare path piece. Each player takes turns to insert the path piece into the maze to change the paths so they can get to the treasure that they each need.
At first we played the game following the proper rules, but it did take quite a long time to complete, so we made up our own rules and decided that instead of collecting the treasure one at a time, we spread all our cards out and you could collect them in any order and collect as many as possible in one turn, this made the game much faster and I thought more fun to play as you could try and create really long paths to collect loads of treasure in one go.
I really loved all the illustrations for the objects, they are all so imaginative and they all suit the game very well. I loved how you had the whole idea of a moving maze and that you had to find your way along it to get to the piece you need. The arrows on the board were also really helpful so you can tell which pieces you can move and which pieces are fixed to the board. I think that you should probably provide a variety of spare pieces with the game as well as you could loose some of the tiles.
I thought that the game was a bit like chess because it helps to plan your moves ahead and also try and work out what your opponent is going to do and try and block their path so you can collect your treasure first.
The game is rated for ages 7 upwards. I think that is about right, my sister is 7 and she enjoyed playing it, but younger children would probably find it hard to work out a good strategy and get bored if it took too long to finish the game.
My sister who is seven years old played with us too so I asked her what she thought of everything. This is what she said:

The layout of the game:

She thinks how its all laid out is interesting and she says that she too likes the illustrations.

The idea of the game:

She says it is a really fun game to play because she likes that you have to slide all the tiles.

The game in general:

She likes the pieces because they are all different magical characters.
Overall she said she would give it:
•The layout: 10 / 10
•The idea: 9 / 10
•Overall:   10 / 10
My score would be:
•The layout: 10 / 10
•the idea: 9 / 10
•overall: 9.5 / 10
I really like this game and I think we will be playing it a lot. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and anyone else who is looking for a new type of board game to try.
If you fancy playing this game the link to buy it is here:

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