After being stripped of all their possessions, a mage, a barbarian, an elf, and a dwarf are forced to go rob the local Magic Maze shopping mall for all the necessary equipment they need for their next adventure. They agree to pull off their heists simultaneously, then dash to the exits in order to evade the guards who eyed their arrival suspiciously.
- 2019 MinD-Spielepreis Short Game Nominee
- 2019 Årets Spill Best Family Game Winner
- 2018 Mensa Recommended
- 2018 Guldbrikken Best Family Game Winner
- 2017 Tric Trac Nominee
- 2017 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
- 2017 RPC Fantasy Award Most Promising Product Winner
- 2017 Meeples' Choice Nominee
- 2017 Lys Grand Public Finalist
- 2017 Juego del Año Finalist
Magic Maze is a real-time, cooperative game. Each player can control any hero in order to make that hero perform a very specific action, to which the other players do not have access: Move north, explore a new area, ride an escalator… All this requires rigorous cooperation between the players in order to succeed at moving the heroes prudently. However, you are allowed to communicate only for short periods during the game; the rest of the time, you must play without giving any visual or audio cues to each other. If all of the heroes succeed in leaving the shopping mall in the limited time allotted for the game, each having stolen a very specific item, then everyone wins together.
At the start of the game, you have only three minutes in which to take actions. Hourglass spaces you encounter along the way give you more time. If the sand timer ever completely runs out, all players lose the game: Your loitering has aroused suspicion, and the mall security guards nab you!
- 24 Mall tiles
- 4 Hero pawns
- 12 Out of Order tokens
- 16 Action tiles
- 1 sand timer
- 1 "Do Something!" pawn
- 1 Score-sheet
- 1 Theft tile
- 1 sheet of stickers
No. Players 2
Time 10 mins