Jun 15, 2011
What is Labyrinth all about? No, it's not a tilt puzzle in which you have to get the metal ball in the hole. It's a tile based board game. You are a brave hero venturing into the depths of the labyrinth in order to uncover great treasures, defeat fearsome monsters, and escape with your life. You will draw tiles from a deck of cards and will place them on the board. Your primary goal is to create a path from start to end given the walls on the tiles, but you also want to ensure that treasures and gems are also on the beaten path. In addition to that is the idea of combat. The maze also contains monsters and swords. Once a monster is on your path it will cost you swords to defeat it. If you have enough swords then you win (and both monster and sword disappear), and I don't have to tell you what happens if you don't have enough swords.
Ultimately Labyrinth is a game in which you play against a deck of cards. Mr. Knizia has a game called Robot Master on the iPhone that is pretty much the same game but with a different dress on. Make the best of it with the tiles you get in the order in which you get them. But I'm a fantasy nut so the fantasy version (aka this one) appeals to me more. This game does offer additional elements in later scenarios, but it all comes down to that balance of intelligent placement of the tiles (the strategy) and some good old fashioned luck of the draw.
by Alster at 11:10 PM