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5.0 out of 5 stars It's like Frustration, but with Lego and Minotaurs!, 26 Oct. 2009
This review is from: LEGO Games 3841: Minotaurus (Toy)
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This is a really fun game for all ages (let's say 5+) and up to four players. Essentially it's a bit like Frustration - you have to get your pieces (in this case, little lego men, or Heroes!) from the corners into the middle of the board (labyrinth). Occasionally, you'll get sent back to your corner: when the rather scary (even for a lego piece) Minotaur comes and gets you.

Not only that, but you can move and change the labyrinth to suit you - unblocking your route to the centre or blocking the paths of your opponents or the Minotaur.

Basically, you first assemble the Minotaur and build the maze (there are instructions like any lego set. Then you roll a dice which either moves one of your heroes the number of spaces the dice shows (3-6), moves the Minotaur eight places of your choice (if you roll `black') or moves one of the pieces of wall (if you roll `grey'). It's simple to start, and the initial rules are simple. The suggested aim is to get one of your heroes to the centre, but the beauty of this game is that it has lots of potential variations. You can add an extra side to the dice enabling you to jump some of the walls; you can make it harder by needing to get more than one of the heroes to the centre (this would make it quite a lot longer!). And let's not forget you can rebuild the maze to your own design!

I think that's the joy of these lego games - that you can change them and personalise them! And if you had other lego pieces lying around you could personalise it even more - make the labyrinth bigger, put another Minotaur in, all sorts!

This game is not the most complex or intellectual game I've ever played, but it is simple, easy to learn, and lots of fun! And as a 25 year-old who hasn't played with lego for a long time, it's great to do that again, too!
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