The Babe With The Power: Labyrinth Board Game Coming

April 15, 2016

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A board game based on Jim Henson's Labyrinth is due out this summer, and I am going to play it so hard. The game is being developed by River Horse and The Jim Henson company and actually sounds kind of amazing. Gameplay details and what's included while I wheel myself around the office distributing complimentary high-fives because it's Friday:

This is the maze that players must navigate every time they wish to save Sarah's baby brother. Each game is different with the blank card spaces being filled with the magical encounters and monsters that are depicted on the deck of cards that comes with the game, this ensures a great deal of replayability and unpredictability in the game, giving the Labyrinth its signature feel.


The game consists of two distinct stages, one where the group must adventure through the labyrinth trying to find the goblin city whilst keeping their willpower as high as possible (nobody wants to fall into the oubliette!), and a second action-packed stage where the players must fight their way into Jareth's castle where Sarah must say the magical words that will release her brother.

5 highly collectible figurine renditions of the main characters
2′ x 2′ game board lavishly illustrated with inspiring new artwork featuring all the legendary places from the movie, including the Oubliette, the Bog of Eternal Stench, the Goblin City and Jareth's Castle.
32 Labyrinth cards
Over 30 game tokens
6 polyhedral dice (D4, D6, D8, D10, D12, D20)
6 reference cards
4 character sheets, 4 Ability cards & 4 Weakness cards
4 card stand-ups: Humongous, Goblin Infantry, Goblin Cavalry & Goblin Artillery
Goblin Clock & Clock hand
Rules Booklet

Obviously, I will play as Hoggle or I will flip the table and quit before the game even begins. I am not a very fun person to play with. "You eat game pieces all the time! You ate two of the dice the last time we tried to play Yahtzee." Those were weighted and you know it! "And the Monopoly hotels?" Didn't have the right building permits.

Keep going for more shots of the game pieces. You can follow the game's development on Facebook HERE.

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Thanks to carey, who made me promise to let her be Sarah. Hey, no problem!

  • Harry Davis

    My God I am shaking with anticipation.yessssss

  • Yve Shepherd

    Dont
    worry McLarge, he only keeps his pixie dust in his cod-piece!

  • Meh

    God i loved that movie when i was little. Totally came back when Bowie left the building.

  • Bling Nye

    It pisses me off when companies hawk their wares as "highly collectible" ...as if they make that determination and not the actual collectors that ACTUALLY determine what's "collectible" (since, y'know, good luck selling your "collectibles" if no one wants them, they're only worth what someone else is willing to pay for them, not your imagined value YOU think they have...) ...especially in this instance, where they're applying the term to the figurines, but apparently nothing else in the game materials... figurines, which apparently don't even come painted! Pure marketing bullshit.

    /rant

    ...I'll probably get this game anyway. Loves me some Labyrinth.

  • Big McLargehuge

    Sure, Jareth has a bulge; but does he have ENOUGH bulge?

  • TheQiwiMan

    Is there such a thing?

  • NEVER!!

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