Recommended for ages 8 to adult 1 to 8 players Playing time: 15 minutes
Once upon a time…After being stripped of all their possessions—and with nary a copper piece between them—a down-on-your-luck mage, barbarian, elf, and dwarf are forced to go rob the local Magic Maze shopping mall for all the necessary equipment they need for their next dungeon-delving 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.
Magic Maze is a real-time cooperative game. Each player can control any of the 4 hero pawns whenever he wants in order to make that hero perform a very specific action, to which other players do not have access: move north, explore a new area, ride an escalator...all of this requires rigorous cooperation between the players in order to succeed at moving the heroes wisely, and complete your mission before the sand timer runs out.
Moreover, you will only be allowed to communicate for short periods during the game. The rest of the time, you must play without giving any visual or audio cues to each other.