Friday, October 31, 2014

#77: The Magic Labyrinth (Mark's 100 - 2014)

The Magic Labyrinth

Mark's Ranking
  • 2014: 77th
  • 2012: did not appear
  • 2010: did not appear
  • 2005: prior to publication
  • rank: 592
  • rating: 6.96
Print Status
  • in print... I think
Why It's On The List
  • Second. Best. Memory. Game. Ever... but the over-the-top production means it gets requested more often - and therefore ended slightly higher on the list than Hallo Dachs!
Tips & Tricks:
    • Do not mistake this for the unexplicably popular A-Mazing Labyrinth (or the spin-off games in that series). This is closer to an old favorite that it "fires" - Magical Maze.
    • While the game works great with 2, 3 or 4 players, it is probably best with four players. By watching more players explore the (hidden) maze, it's easier to figure out a safe route to your destination.
    • The expansion - only published in Germany as far as I know - is very, very good. It adds one-way walls as well as three special one-time abilities: a felt wizard's hat (cause another player to miss a turn), a wooden vial of potion (move until you reach your destination or hit a wall), and a wooden magic wand (get rid of your destination chit & draw a new one).

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