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Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Board Game

Based on the adventure fantasy film of 1986, Labyrinth, Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Board Game follows the film’s plot and features Sarah, Ludo, Sir Didymus, and Hoggle who adventure through the labyrinth of the game board to reach the goblin city and save the child Toby from the goblin king, Jareth. A fifth player can also play Jareth, who could act as a game master, but alternatively, the spot could also be filled by one of the players. Basically, Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Board Game is a four-player co-operative game, where the players work together to rescue baby Toby.

Designed by Alessio Cavatore, Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Board Game is a five-player game and the gameplay can last for around an hour or so. The game is played for thirteen rounds and is won if even one of the players manage to breach the goblin king’s castle’s defences. The castle is located in the centre of the board and the players have to successfully navigate the labyrinth around it in order to fulfil their mission.

This is a dice-based game, in which the players have to strategize their movement through the board. There is also a factor of luck because the dice roll determines the number of spaces you can move forward. The dice too is rolled on the basis of the cards you obtain. The winner is the one who is able to turn over their treasure cards and return to the starting space.

The game certainly has a strong feel of the film. For those who loved the film, Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Board Game can give an intense one-hour delightful experience. The artwork simulates the film and the gameboard works well. The quality of the pieces and cards are excellent, and is meant to be long-lasting. Hopefully, this game would be played again and again!

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