In 1986 the late David Bowie captivated our hearts as Jareth, The Goblin King in the classic film, Labyrinth. It’s one of those movies that we watched as children and have passed on to our children. I expect my kids to do the same. Sarah (Played by Jennifer Connelly) has 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and save her baby brother from the Goblin King that she wished would take her brother. I could go on all day about how fantastic this movie is, but that’s not why we’re here.
River Horse is a board game company ran by Alessio Cavatore, who has his name printed on some very memorable board games such as Warhammer 40,000 and Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. He has now delved into our childhoods and brought us Labyrinth: The Board Game.
River Horse announced on May 10 that pre-orders were made available to the public through their website. No date has been determined, as of yet, when the game will be released, but they are shooting for this summer. After the announcement, fans rushed to get in their pre-orders, crashing their servers and email services. Cavatore commented:
“Wow, I have to say a huge thank you to everybody that supported us with the game pre-order since yesterday—it has been quite a roller coaster ride!”
“Please bear with us if we are slow in responding to your many emails, but as well as the server, our email systems are melting… Yes, we have kinda broken the internet a bit, at least our little corner of it… a bit chaotic, but very very exciting—thanks a lot!”
The Labyrinth board game will take us on a familiar adventure with player pieces Sarah, Ludo, Hoggle, and Didymus. You must reach Jareth’s castle before the 13 hour clock runs out to save Toby, Sarah’s baby brother. Each character has their very own set of stats consisting of Speed, Wit, and Strength. Players role colored dice in relation to their chosen characters’ speed attribute to move in either direction. When landing on a space, a card is drawn and a dice mini game determines whether or not an hour is taken away from the clock. You can check out Alessio’s explanation in the video below.
I know I will be getting mine ordered as soon as possible. Anybody else going to jump on board? What do you think of the game? Let us know in the comments below.