River Horse has acquired the rights to make a board game out of Jim Henson’s The Labyrinth. This is good news for those who love the crazy, wonderful movie and for gamers everywhere. The movie follows Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), a teen with a “wicked” stepmother who wishes her half-brother would be stolen by the goblins. They oblige, and she soon finds herself wandering through the Goblin King’s (David Bowie) Labyrinth to bring him back before he is turned into a goblin himself. Along the way, she meets a number of bizarre creatures, among them a talking worm, the fireys who play soccer with their heads, fairies who bite, lots and lots of goblins. She also gets serenaded by the Goblin King (lots), and explores the surreal labyrinth itself, climbing Escher stairs, going to a nightmare ball in a dream dress, and falling down into an oubliette with assistance from “The Helping Hands.”
There’s plenty of material already in the movie to keep gamers occupied for days, and room for expansion if River Horse wishes.
The movie is on Netflix, for those wanting to refresh their memories (or for those who have never watched it at all!), and most libraries have copies of the DVD stashed in their collection.
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Updated: River Horse confirms that they are working on the game and that, while they cannot release many details yet Labyrinth fans should “rest assured that the film is a firm favorite with the team at here at River Horse and we are more than a little excited to say the least.”
They have also added a Facebook group where the interested can learn more about the game as it progresses.