European game company River Horse is teaming up with The Jim Henson Company to create a Labyrinth board game. Each player takes on the role of either Sarah, Hoggle, Ludo, or Didymus. Much like the film, players have “13 hours” to navigate Jareth’s labyrinth to rescue baby Toby. The gameplay is designed to be fast-paced, family friendly, and open for up to four players.
Each game plays out differently because the eight blank-spaces on the board are filled with monster and magical encounter cards drawn from a deck at the start of the game. In the first stage, the players must navigate through the labyrinth, trying to maintain their willpower as to not fall victim to an oubliette. In the second stage, the players must fight through Jareth’s castle to set Toby free.
What really makes the Labyrinth board game special is the spectacular detail in the miniatures. Those are worth collecting on their own. I’m not certain yet if the figures will come pre-painted or not. As someone who personally has zero skill in that department, I hope they are. Check out the gallery below for more images.
River Horse also created board games based the films Terminator Genisys and The Hunt for Red October in addition to their line of original titles including Shuuro, Dreadball, and Kings of War. The company has also acquired licenses to develop games based on My Little Pony and The Hunger Games, both of which are set to come out later this year alongside Labyrinth.
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