How to play Labyrinth Game Rules for those who hate reading rulebooks

I hate the hassle of reading rulebooks and wish they could get straight to the point. I wrote this guide with the aim of helping you learn how to play Labyrinth quickly.
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Players: 2 to 4 | Game duration from: 20 mins | Game Complexity: EASY

Click here for the official Labyrinth rules pdf / rulebook

What is the goal?

Find your magical objects in the Labyrinth. The first person to return to their starting square with their object wins.


  • When you play the Labyrinth game for the first time, take the maze and character/object cards off the stamped board.
  • Shuffle maze cards and place them randomly on the board.
  • The last maze card will be used to move the maze pathways.
  • Face down, shuffle the character/object cards and distribute them to all players.
  • Players choose a starting piece and place it on their color spot.


The youngest player goes first and the game continues clockwise.

During your turn, look at the top card of your pile in secret and move your character to the spot with the same symbol. You can do this by inserting an extra maze card into the board to switch your character’s pathway.

Shifting Pathways

There are 12 arrows along the edge of the board.

During your turn, use the extra maze card and insert it into one of the arrows. As a result, the card at the opposite end will be pushed out and used as the extra maze card for your opponent’s next turn.

Maze cards cannot be pushed back in the same place where they were pushed out by the previous player.

Also, players must make a change in the maze before they move (even if they already reach their symbol).

If a player’s piece is pushed outside the board by a maze card, the piece is moved to the opposite side of the board. Moving the player piece is not considered a move.

Moving Pieces

  • Once the maze has been shifted, you are free to move your player piece as far as you like.
  • The piece does not need to reach the object/character. Players are not required to move their pieces.
  • Once you reach your goal, flip the card from your stack over and the next card on your pile is your next goal.

How to Win

The first player to turn over all their cards has to return back to their starting position to win. Alternatives for winning also include finding all the symbols and not returning to your spot. For younger players, they can look at all their cards for an advantage.

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