Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Board Game
|Price:||& FREE Shipping. Details & FREE Returns|
- Make sure this fits by entering your model number.
- For 1 - 5 players, ages 6 and up. 30 minute playing time
- Based on the classic labyrinth movie by Jim Henson
- Sarah, Ludo, Sir didymus and Hoggle must adventure through the labyrinth and make their way to the Goblin city to save Toby from jareth, the Goblin King!
- The board is very simplistic, beautifully illustrated and dominated by the titular labyrinth.
- Each game is different with the blank card spaces
- A great deal of playability and unpredictability in the game, giving the labyrinth its signature feel.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Your question may be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who purchased this item, who are all part of the Amazon community.
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Please enter a question.
From the manufacturer
Play with up to four friends in this fun family board game based on the classic Labyrinth movie by Jim Henson
A quick glance
A beautiful exploration of the movie for 1-5 players in which Sarah, Ludo, Sir Didymus and Hoggle must adventure through the labyrinth and make their way to the goblin city to save Toby from Jareth, the goblin king!
- 16 page rulebooklet
- 2' x 2' game board
- 32 Labyrinth cards
- Over 30 game tokens
- 6 polyhedral dice
- 6 reference cards
- 4 character sheets, 4 ability & weakness cards, 4 card stand ups
Will Sarah manage to defeat Jareth and his Labyrinth, or will the Goblin King turn little Toby into a goblin babe?
You have thirteen hours to find out!
This is the maze that players must navigate every time they wish to save Sarah’s baby brother. Each game is different with the blank card spaces being filled with the magical encounters and monsters that are depicted on the deck of cards that comes with the game
- The board is very simplistic, beautifully illustrated and dominated by the titular Labyrinth.
- A great deal of replayability and unpredictability in the game, giving the Labyrinth its signature feel.
- Stage 1: The group must adventure through the labyrinth trying to find the goblin city whilst keeping their willpower as high as possible
- Stage 2: The players must fight their way into Jareth's castle where Sarah must say the magical words that will release her brother.
Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Board Game is a beautiful exploration of the movie for 1-5 players in which Sarah, Ludo, Sir Didymus and Hoggle must adventure through the labyrinth and make their way to the goblin city to save Toby from Jareth, the goblin king!
The board is very simplistic, beautifully illustrated and dominated by the titular Labyrinth. This is the maze that players must navigate every time they wish to save Sarah’s baby brother. Each game is different with the blank card spaces being filled with the magical encounters and monsters that are depicted on the deck of cards that comes with the game, this ensures a great deal of replayability and unpredictability in the game, giving the Labyrinth its signature feel.
The game consists of two distinct stages, one in which the group must adventure through the labyrinth trying to find the goblin city whilst keeping their willpower as high as possible (nobody wants to fall into the oubliette!), and a second stage in which the players must fight their way into Jareth's castle where Sarah must say the magical words that will release her brother.
Compare with similar items
River Horse Studios Goblins! Expansion
ALC Studio Jim Hensons Labyrinth: Fireys! Expansion
Ravensburger Labyrinth Family Board Game for Kids and Adults Age 7 and Up - Millions Sold, Easy to Learn and Play with Great Replay Value (26448)
River Horse Studios Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Board Game
Latice Hawaii Strategy Board Game - The Remarkable Multi-Award-Winning Smart New Family Game. Intelligent Fun for Creative People.
|Sold By||A-Z Warehouse Deals||TrendyWatch||2CANSAMIAM||Amazon.com||My Games Direct||Adacio|
|Are batteries required?||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Item Dimensions||11.81 x 11.81 x 2.83 inches||5.91 x 7.87 x 1.65 inches||15.00 x 20.00 x 4.20 inches||14.00 x 10.00 x 2.00 inches||11.81 x 11.81 x 2.83 inches||8.00 x 2.00 x 8.00 inches|
|Item Weight||2.20 lbs||—||7.84 ounces||2.20 lbs||2.00 lbs||2.40 lbs|
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The game starts at the scene where Sarah has gotten lost in the labyrinth and falls into the Oubliette. Hoggle, Didymus and Ludo each start at the other three corners of the board. From here, it's a bit like a cooperative version of Talisman, where everyone is moving around an outer circle taking on challenges, until a card flips that allows access to the inner board (Goblin City), and finally to Jareth himself. All players in a shared space get to roll dice for skill tests and keep the highest result, or if it fails, any player in a shared space can discard a willpower token and roll the mighty d20. Essentially, players spend most of the game trying to get into a shared space, and have enough combined willpower to be able to defeat the goblins when the gate opens. This all requires some light strategy, with some risk and a little luck.
Note that if you have fewer than 4 players, all 4 characters are still on the board taking actions, so someone will be playing as 2 of them. A 5th player can play against the group as Jareth by drawing 2 event cards on everyone's turn and choosing the ones the players will face. It's best with exactly 4 players, which will limit the appeal for some people.
The endgame is the real downer here. I realize that thematically, Sarah has to ultimately face the Goblin King alone, but the way this mechanically plays out leaves winning or losing the game up to a die roll, and the other players can only watch. It parallels the climax of the movie, but it is terrible game design to have everyone strategically cooperating for an hour, only to make it to an ending where one player alone wins or loses for the entire group based on nothing but luck. At the end, everyone NOT playing as Sarah was just sort of like, "Oh, really? So how can we help you? We can't? Um...that's weird, but okay, go for it I guess." Normally I would prefer to play a board game with 3 or 4 friends instead of watch a movie, but in this case I'd rather just watch Labyrinth.
Players can choose to team up which has pros and cons or stay separate to achieve certain goals. In the end, it works out better if you're together (just like the movie!) and you have more choice when fighting the Elf King in the end. And yes, David Bowie's character replica also has a noticeable bulge.
The game doesn't take long to get through, probably 20-40 minutes of play time depending one ages and attention to the game. All the pieces are well crafted and the level of skill required is fairly open. Lots of fan service in a way that's meaningful to the gameplay and all around fun for everyone. Jim Henson and Bowie would be proud.
In contrast to many board games, you are not playing against your fellow players, but rather as a team trying to defeat the evil Jareth. Each player controls one of the four characters (Sarah, Hoggle, Didymus, and Ludo), and you navigate the labyrinth avoiding dangers while trying to find the way on. Since we only had two players, we each controlled two of the characters. The hazards are very thematic to the movie and it is a real pleasure if you're familiar with the film. One of the challenges involved reciting lines from the movie ("You remind me of a babe...").
My one complaint is that the final confrontation with Jareth is performed by Sarah alone, meaning only one player participates. This was only a minor problem, and overall, the game was very fun.
The 5 character miniatures (four playable characters plus Jareth) are supplied unpainted, which may be a let down for some, but I enjoy painting miniatures, so it doesn't bother me.
Gameplay: We weren't very impressed. It's fairly fast paced, but It really needs 4 players to make it shine. The penalty cards can really hurt you which does add a bit of strategy and choosing when to fight and run can really make the difference for winning.
This is a board game that is all about the players vs the game. You MUST work together to take down the goblin king
Top international reviews
You play cooperatively rather than against each other to get to the castle and defeat the Goblin King. The game itself lasted about 80 mins and has lots of fun references to the the film, including parts where you have to sing the lines back to "Dance Magic Dance"
The game itself I would give 4 stars, but the board that it came with is made poorly and doesn't sit flat on the table. This also makes it tricky for the cards/characters to stay flat. I'm not sure if there are different editions for this and this is just a flaw with a certain print. (Mine was purchased Jan 18). The final boss goblins that you battle are just bits of card and don't match the quality of the rest of the game. That aside I would definitely recommend this to any Labyrinth fan or someone who likes family board games.
For older fans of the film, there’s enough little touches that will keep you happy and make up for the game’s simplicity.
The board, cards, and figures are all well made, and the artwork is lovely.