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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Family Game Day


What does a family do on a hot, Texas day with dreary clouds that refuse to rain?

Play board games of course.  Turn off the t.v. Make a little natural popcorn.  Pour yourself an ice cold drink and get ready for the fun.

Our game of choice today was Labryinth.  We have had the game for awhile now, but only recently have taken the time to figure it out.


The pretense to the game is that you are a wizard or witch trying to cast a spell for the king.  To cast the spell, you must gather supplies and return back to your home in order to prepare the spell. 

Here's how to play:
  • Pass out 6 cards to each player.  (3 if you want a really short game)  Each player looks at the first card in his/her stack and places the stack face down in front of him/her.
  • The youngest player will begin.
  • Each turn consist of 3 moves:
    • Visually locate the item you are trying to gather.  (Remember the top card in your pile.  The one you already looked at.)
    • Take the extra game board piece and slide it into position on the board. You can slide it into any spot that has a yellow triangle pointing at it.  This will change the maze you are navigating. *If you knocked a player off the board, his/her game piece will get placed on the piece you just put on the game board.
    • Finally, you will move your wizard or witch along the maze onto any spot possible.  You may also choose to not move your wizard at all.  If you can land on the item you are seeking, place your wizard there.  Flip the card over and consider this item gathered.  Look at the next card in your stack.
  • The next player takes his/her turn.
  • Play continues in this manner until a player is able to gather all items to cast the spell and return home.
My boys love the magical quality of this game.  I love the strategy, planning, and thinking involved. 

This is a go to gift item for friends and family.

If you would like to check out the game in more detail, click here.

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