★★★☆☆ Labyrinth; did you ever wish you could move walls with your mind? -still cant.

Check out this game if: you want a game with a lot of luck, but teaches kids problem solving skills and planning ahead.

This game stands out because the physical board changes as you play the game. It’s really fun to manipulate the board and try to anticipate what others will do.

I didn’t give this game a higher rating because I think it can take a little too long, but that’s only if everyone is having bad luck.

Positive:
1. The mechanism in this game is quite fun (moving tiles to change the course of the maze).
2.  Simple to teach and quick to learn.
3. No elimination.
4. Game play teaches kids how to consider solving a problem from multiple angles -literally.
5. Lots of luck, but it typically evens out.
6. Kids seem to enjoy playing this game multiple times.

Negative:
1. Game can run a little long, but kids can typically stay focused for one game.
2. Players can feel left behind with some bad luck.
3. This game is best for kids. Adults can enjoy it, but probably only for a few games.

Brief Overview:
Every player is given a  token and cards with icons on them. The goal is to land your token on your corresponding card’s icon on the board. To help you make a clear path from your token to the icon, you can push one of the rows of tiles by replacing the end tile with one in your hand. When your turn is over, you hand the extra tile to the next player and they can move one row too.

The first player to land their token on all their card’s icon is the winner.

Number of Players 2-4
Age 6+
Time 20 mins
Friendly ★★★☆☆
Teachable ★★★★☆
Replayability ★★★☆☆
Creative Freedom ★★★☆☆
Inclusive (no elimination) ★★★★★
Interaction ★★★☆☆

Versions:
There are a few versions of this game and many different themes. There is a Labyrinth Junior, Master Labyrinth, and Labyrinth the Card game. They are all similar and there is no need for more than one. They can be hard to find, but there are Spiderman, Star Wars, or Lord of the Rings themed versions of this game.

Teaching Advice:
Set up the game board and show how tokens move along a path. Next show how pushing the tile rows changes the path, allowing you to move your token to different parts of the board. Once everyone understands this concept, the rules and cards will be easy to understand.

Link to Video Tutorial.

Link to Labyrinth on Amazon.

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