Labyrinth Designed by Harris Berger and James Kardys

Game Overview

Game Description

Have a square board with tiles/spaces. It is preferred that the spaces are also squares, but they can also be circles, triangles etc. Also have walls, because this is a labyrinth.

Get to the end of the labyrinth before your opponent(s), but make sure you collect as many points as possible, to ensure your victory!

Objective of the Game

The game will end when any single player makes it to the end of the labyrinth. Because of this, you will have an incentive to quickly reach the end, especially if you quickly come into a good score.

Number of Players

2-4 players total is ideal.

Game Components

  • 1 game board
  • 1 die
  • 4 player pieces (any kind of small marker to display which space the players are currently working in)
  • A scorecard where players can tally up all of their drawn cards.
  • Two full decks of cards (not counting Jokers), shuffled together into one
  • A pencil that can mark a special space that is used up
  • A timer.
The Game Board

Game Rules

Game Setup

Make sure you have the game components and have the card shuffled. Then, put all players on the starting point.

How to Play

Each turn constitutes two rolls of a die for each player.

The roll you receive, first, dictates the number of spaces you progress. The second roll determines your number of player points/action points. Based on that number, you can pick the same number of cards out of a shuffled deck (made-up-of two full decks of cards, shuffled), move the same number of spaces in any direction, or a combination of both.

The cards you draw will be added up, and the sum will be your score for that round. The scores of all the rounds will be tallied up, and that grand total will be each player's’ score for the entire game. The player with the highest score wins, the player with the second highest score is the 2nd place, etc.

There are special spaces on the board where you can land, which will automatically award you 10 points. These points can only be used once, so make sure you mark it! Also, to earn these points you must land on the yellow space (i.e. no more moving once you get there). You can however continue to move once you do your second roll (for action points).

Starting the Game

Who goes first is decided by one roll of the die. by each player. The player with the highest roll goes first. Ties must be broken by subsequent rolls. Afterward, the order of turns goes clockwise.

On Each Player’s Turn

1. First, the player rolls one die. This determines how many spaces he or she can move in any direction. They can move less if they so choose (such as to ensure they land on a yellow space). Withheld moves are lost, and non-transferable.

2. Second, after the player moves, he or she rolls again. This determines how many cards he or she can pick, or how many spaces he or she can move in any direction. Here, card picks and space moves can be inter-changeable. For example, if the player rolls a six, he or she can move six spaces and pick no cards, move five spaces and pick one card, move four spaces and pick two cards, etc.

3. The player’s turn ends after the second die roll result plays out.

The Game Board after some play has occurred.

Special Events

Yellow Spaces: There are yellow spaces on the board where you can go on, which will automatically award you 10 points. These points can only be used once, so make sure you mark it! Also, as was previously mentioned, to earn these points you must land on the yellow space (i.e. no more moving once you get there). You can however continue to move once you do your second roll (for action points).

Game End

The game will end when any single player makes it to the end of the labyrinth. Because of this, you will have an incentive to quickly reach the end, especially if you quickly come into a good score.

Determining the Winner

Your score is determined by adding the values of your cards (remember, the Ace is low, so it’s worth one point). After that, add the number of yellow spaces you have landed on, multiplied by five, to your score. The player with the highest number of points wins the game.

Video

Check out our video below that briefly goes over some gameplay elements, and touches on some of the more common special events that players will encounter.

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