I was excited to say the least when I got the privilege to un-box and play the much anticipated Labyrinth The Board Game which has just hit the site once again! We gathered a few pals, popped a bottle of fizz (befitting the occasion we felt) and set off on our way to take on the Labyrinth!
In order to not affect the wonderment and mystery surrounding this oh-so popular creation, I won’t give too much away about the details of play, however I will share with you that this game is focused around dice play and you all play as a team to achieve the end goal of defeating Jareth The Goblin King and releasing Sarah’s little baby brother Toby!
Here are a few pics to whet your appetite!
So what’s in the box?? This amazing game includes…
5 highly collectable figurine renditions of the main characters: Jareth the goblin king; Sarah; Hoggle; Ludo; Sir Didymus and Ambrosius
Rules booklet – 16 pages
2’x2′ game board – lavishly illustrated with inspiring new artwork featuring all the legendary places from the movie, including the Obliette, the Bog of eternal stench, the Goblin City and Jareth’s Castle.
32 Labyrinth cards
Over 30 game tokens
6 polyhedral dice (D4,D6,D8,D10,D12,D20)
6 Reference cards
4 character sheets, 4 ability cards & 4 weakness cards.
So like the humble fuzzy tailed Squirrel, let us go foraging for you as we jump from tree to tree looking for retro movie madness, we’ll collect mouth falls of cinematic magic before we store them away in an old hollowed out tree while we sit back and enjoy the celluloid wonder.
Have a happy retro weekend!
SATURDAY 1st FEBRUARY
Happy Gilmore (1996) Sky Movies Comedy 6:20pm-8:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A second-rate ice-hockey player with a thuggish temperament discovers he has a powerful golf swing. He decides to enters a prestigious tournament to raise enough money to save his debt-ridden grandmother’s house from falling into the hands of tax inspectors. Comedy, with Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Carl Weathers, Julie Bowen and Frances Bay
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) Sky Movies Family 8:00pm-9:40pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and company try to take Broadway by storm with their college show, setting the stage for a host of misadventures as they yearn for stardom in the Big Apple and set out to raise the money to finance their production. Comedy, performed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, with appearances by Liza Minnelli, Art Carney, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Hines, Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, Linda Lavin and Elliott Gould
Men in Black (1997) Watch 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours )
A streetwise cop is enlisted by a top-secret government force dedicated to policing alien visitors to Earth, teaming up with a veteran agent just as a body-swapping extraterrestrial giant insect begins a reign of terror throughout New York City. Sci-fi comedy, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Fiorentino, Rip Torn and Vincent D’Onofrio
First Blood (1982) ITV4 10:00pm-11:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Vietnam veteran John Rambo is wrongfully arrested in a backwoods town and tested to the limits of his endurance by a brutal deputy. Rambo escapes from his cell and heads out to the woods, and with the forces of the law in hot pursuit he finally has the chance to fight them on his own terms. Action thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna and David Caruso.
SUNDAY 2nd FEBRUARY
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) Channel 5 4:50pm-6:55pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
An eccentric confectionery king announces that five children will be given a tour of his wondrous factory. The winners turn out to be a kind-hearted boy from a penniless family and four obnoxious brats, who face a terrible fate when they misbehave. Musical fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s classic book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum and Roy Kinnear.
Arachnophobia (1990) Channel 5 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours
A mild-mannered doctor sets up practice in a small town, but a cloud gathers over his career due to a series of unexplained deaths. Before long, he has to convince the locals that a horde of venomous spiders is responsible and confront his intense fear of arachnids into the bargain. Comedy horror, starring Jeff Daniels, John Goodman, Julian Sands and Brian McNamara.
The Addams Family (1991) E4 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours )
Creepy couple Morticia and Gomez find their unconventional life threatened by a man claiming to be a long-lost relative. When they welcome him with open arms, they fall prey to a plot that could cost them their ancestral home and the family fortune. Black comedy based on the 1960s TV series, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman and Carel Struycken
The Matrix (1999) Channel 5 10:55pm-1:35am (2 hours 40 minutes)
A computer hacker discovers the world around him is nothing more than a virtual-reality fantasy created by malevolent living machines. Entering the devastated real world, he joins freedom fighters risking their lives to bring the truth out into the open and liberate the human race. Sci-fi action thriller from the Wachowski brothers, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving
Whatever you get up to this weekend always remember the squirty cream and marshmallows when making hot chocolate and enjoy yourselves.
Deck the halls! Tip-toeing its way up behind us like a reindeer through the snow, Friday is back which can only mean one thing….it’s time for another retro movie rundown! Let us once again guide you through the busy streets this weekend, away from all the Christmas hustle and bustle and in search of retro cinematic greatness that will sooth your brow with it’s heartwarming, breathtaking and stunning scenes and celluloid wonder.
Have a happy retro Weekend!
Saturday 7th December
Babe (1995) ITV London 1:45pm-3:25pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A kindly farmer wins a cute piglet, which some greedy humans and jealous animals hope will end up as the Christmas roast. Undaunted, the young pig proves himself useful on the farm and enlists the aid of the resident dog in learning how to herd sheep. Family comedy, starring James Cromwell and Magda Szubanski, with Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes and Hugo Weaving among those providing the voices of the animal characters.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) ITV London 3:25pm-6:20pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
The young wizard and his friends return for their second term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to discover a strange serpentine power is petrifying the other students. Meanwhile, Harry is haunted by a sinister voice in his head urging him to uncover the dark force that is stalking the corridors of the school. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Kenneth Branagh.
Trading Places (1983) Film4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Two billionaire brothers engineer the downfall of a high-flying stockbroker, while giving a homeless conman all the advantages of wealth, as part of a bet to see whether heredity or upbringing determines character. Comedy, starring Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche and Denholm Elliott.
Scarface (1983) ITV4 10:30pm-1:50am (3 hours 20 minutes)
Small-time crook Tony Montana emigrates from Cuba to the US, determined to become rich and powerful. Admitted into the inner circle of a Miami drug lord, he ultimately takes over his boss’s empire and even his wife. However, his paranoia and cocaine addiction begin to spiral out of control, while his enemies circle, waiting for the chance to bring him down. Gangster thriller remake, with Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Loggia.
Sunday 8th December
The Goonies (1985) Channel 5 3:30pm-5:50pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Seven youngsters uncover an old map and set out on the adventure of a lifetime to save their homes from a land developer by finding a legendary pirate’s hidden treasure. However, they first have to navigate a series of booby-trapped underground caverns and outwit a family of crooks also after the loot. Children’s adventure, starring Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin and Martha Plimpton.
Home Alone (1990) Channel 4 5:25pm-7:30pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A boy has to fend for himself when he is accidentally left behind after his family jets off to Paris for Christmas. The youngster initially enjoys his freedom, but is soon forced to resort to ingenious booby traps to defend the family home from two dim-witted burglars. Comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara and John Candy.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) Channel 5 9:00pm-12:00am (3 hours )
An English nobleman returns home from the crusades to find his father has been murdered and the local people are repressed by the tyrannical rule of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Branded an outlaw, he recruits a group of bandits to fight for justice and protect the downtrodden. Action adventure, starring Kevin Costner, Alan Rickman, Morgan Freeman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
Red Heat (1988) ITV London 11:05pm-1:00am (1 hour 55 minutes)
A Russian detective travels to America to oversee the extradition of a Georgian drug baron responsible for supplying cocaine in Moscow. He is teamed up with a hostile Chicago cop, but when their prisoner kills an officer and escapes, they put aside their mutual mistrust to bring him to justice. Action thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi, Peter Boyle, Laurence Fishburne and Ed O’Ross.
Whatever you get up to this weekend, remember to hide your presents well and always keep the receipt.