Do you like games? Of course, you do. Who doesn’t? Recently, we acquired a game called, Magic Labyrinth, for the family. It’s a fun, interesting, and easy to play game, and you don’t even have to pretend to be a wizard. Although you may think so, based on the picture on the box and the title, there is no magic involved in this game. I know, booooo.
The game works solely by magnets and little pieces of card board. Your goal is to navigate your piece through the labyrinth in order to collect 5 “magic” tokens. The first one to do so wins. However, the catch is, the walls are “invisible.” Well, you might ask, how is that a maze then? This is where the magnets and tiny cardboard pieces come into play.
The maze is actually underneath the board you are playing on and each one of the pieces has a powerful magnet in the bottom of it that pulls a small, metal ball to it on the underside of the board. You, simply, slide your piece along the board. If you “run into” a wall, the ball is scraped off and you have to move your piece back to start. Easy-peasy.
I suppose this game would be super easy for someone with perfect recall. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people. We’ve made it more difficult by rotating the board underneath, the one holding the “walls”, so that we all start at a new corner each time. My 5 year-old loves it. You will, too. What does this have to do with Halloween? Why, wizards, of course. You can’t have Halloween without wizards… or can you?