Harry Potter Labyrinth Review (Ravensburger)

Harry Potter Labyrinth
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What It Is

Make your way through the labyrinth to find Harry, Hermione, Ron, and other Hogwarts residents when you play the new Harry Potter Labyrinth game. The game board is made up of movable maze cards with different pathways on them. Players must think strategically to place a maze card and create a new path to follow so they can reach the characters they're looking for.

Each player receives an equal number of picture cards that get placed face-down in front of them in a pile. The goal is to uncover all of these picture cards and get your game pawn back to the starting position first. To do this, you've got to reach the tile on the game board that matches the character on your card.

On your turn, take the extra maze card and slide it onto the game board wherever you see an arrow. There are 12 arrows. Inserting the maze card will shift the row and push the card on the opposite side off the board. (It stays there until the next player's turn.) Now, if you've created a path for yourself, you can move your pawn to any tile continuously connected to the square your pawn was on. You can stop your move at any time. Once you reach the correct tile, flip over your picture card, look at your next picture card, and, on your next turn, figure out how to reach that character on the board.

Is It Fun?

This will be a nice addition to Ravensburger's Labyrinth game lineup, especially for Harry Potter fans. Aside from seeing characters from the movie, there's nothing particularly special or different about this version. It plays like the original, so if you're familiar with that, learning how to play this one will be easy. Actually carrying out your plans on each turn may be tricky, however. The game board is always moving and changing, so you'll need to think strategically and be able to change gears if your opponent thwarts your plans. And because the game board can be changed, you'll have a different game experience each time you play.

Who It’s For

Harry Potter Labyrinth is for two to four players ages 7 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The game includes the board, 34 square maze tiles, 24 picture cards, four playing pieces in red, yellow, green, and blue.

There's a variation for younger players to make the game easier to play. Players can look at all their picture cards and decide which one to go for first. You can also choose not to require reaching the start position again.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy