Earlier this year we talked quite a bit about the official Labyrinth board game from River Horse, but getting the game out to eager fans has been a bit problematic. The good news is that ThinkGeek currently has it in stock for a reasonable price. I’m thinking interested parties should jump on it quickly.
Now, board game fans can honor Bowie’s memory and their favorite 80’s fantasy puppet opera, with a cooperative board game by Alessio Cavatore. In Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Board Game, you can play as Sarah, Hoggle, Lugo, or Sir Didymus, and work together to rescue baby Toby from the Jareth, the Goblin king.
Cavatore designed the cooperative game for one-to-four players, but a fifth player can act as Jareth himself, and work against the others to keep the baby for himself.
The pieces are beautifully sculpted 3D models of the characters. Gameplay involves 13 turns – one for each hour that Sarah has to find her brother – and an assortment of magical adventures through the labyrinth and then through the castle itself.
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Board Game ($49.99). Check out more pics and a gameplay video below.