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Das verdrehte Labyrinth

Taking a clever turn in the magic garden


What do you get if you combine a classic game mechanism with a bestselling newcomer, as has happened with Das Verrückte Labyrinth and Kakerlakak? A nice, new, completely stand-alone game! As we do in the Labyrinth game, we look for magical beings and valuable treasures, but this time not by shifting path tiles. Instead of rows and columns in which to slide path tiles, we find 25 hedge parts mounted on the board which can be rotated to open paths to the beings and items depicted on the board.

At the start of the game you rotate the hedges any way you like and give six task cards to each player, the player markers start at the gates to the Magical Garden. In your turn you can rotate a hedge one, two or three times and move your marker, you can also move, rotate and move again. If the movement in a turn does not end at the target of your first task card, you draw a Magic Card from the stack.

Those magic card help to reach your targets, you can use them in addition to moving and rotating, even several cards in one turn. There are Hedge Gap cards which allow you to pass through a hedge without rotating it, and also Forest Fairy Flight cards, with two of those you can move from and Forest Fairy case to any other Forest Fairy case. If someone has completed all his tasks, his left neighbor takes this player’s card and puts it next to a Magical Garden gate. Whoever among those players who have completed their tasks now manages to reach his assigned Magical Garden gate first, wins the game.

I like this very attractive and well-made combination of two well-working mechanisms into a nice family game, not really new, but very good!


Players: 2-4

Age: 6+

Time: 15+

Designer: Michael Feldkötter

Artist: Joachim Krause

Price: ca. 21 Euro

Publisher: Ravensburger 2016


Genre: Path forming

Users: For families

Version: de

Rules: de

In-game text: no



Well-working combination of two mechanisms

Very attractive design

Easy rules

Good family game


Compares to:

Kakerlakak, Das verrückte Labyrinth


Other editions:

Currently none


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Knowledge (yellow): 2

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Interaction (brown): 3

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