Hold on to your bedazzled codpieces people. River Horse Games and The Jim Henson Company are collaborating to create a board game based on Labyrinth!
The Labyrinth board game follows the plot of the 1986 movie featuring Jennifer Connelly, some puppets, David Bowie, and some very tight pants. Sarah has been a little negligent and gotten her baby brother kidnapped by Jareth, the goblin king!
You and your motley crew of friends must first you must find your way through the maze without losing your precious willpower. Then, you must fight past Jareth’s minions to gain entry into the castle so that Sarah can say the magical words to free her brother. “Give me the child. Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child that you have stolen, for my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom as great.”
The board for this game is as finely detailed as a Where’s Waldo and beautifully illustrated. The players must navigate the maze to find their way to the central tower where Sarah’s baby brother is being held captive by the goblin king. The maze will change each time, using cards to fill blank spaces with encounter cards that players will need to overcome to continue down the path.
Recently River Horse released images of the 54mm scale playing pieces for the game, sculpted by Johnny Fazer-Alien. They are so awesome! Check out the gallery below for the images.
According to their site the game is finished and planned to release this summer! I cannot wait! The game looks beautiful and it seems like the mechanics will keep it true to the feeling of the movie. You can keep track of the projects progress by signing up for the newsletter on their homepage or checking their Facebook page.