Jim Henson’s ‘The Dark Crystal’ & ‘The Labyrinth’ Board Games Now Available!

If you’re a fan of Jim Henson’s insanely magical worlds experienced through The Dark Crystal and The Labyrinth, then you’re in luck! Both amazingly beloved stories are now available to experience in an all new way – through tabletop! Interested? Here’s what you need to know!

The Dark Crystal Board Game:Jim Henson absolutely knocked it out of the park with The Dark Crystal. He created a classic story while absolutely terrifying us as children with how some of these creatures look. If that doesn’t make you remember a movie, nothing will. Now you can relive those memories with the board game based off the movie. Just, hopefully, without the hiding behind the couch the first time you saw a skeksis.

Will Jen and Kira manage to find the Shard and heal the Dark Crystal? You can watch the movie and find out, or you can play a game with up to three other people. Or both! We like both.

Product Specifications 

  • Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Board Game
  • Officially-licensed The Dark Crystal merchandise
  • For 2-4 players
  • Ages 6+
  • Play time: 60-120 min.
  • Mechanic: Area movement, co-operative play, dice rolling, time track
  • Includes:
    • 4 collectible figurines – Jen, Kira, skekSil the Chamberlain, and skekUng the Garthim-Master
    • 24 page rule book
    • 2′ x 2′ board game
    • 25 world cards, 9 mystic cards, 7 skeksis cards, and 15 minion cards
    • Over 20 game tokens
    • 6 dice (D4, D6, D8, D10, D12, and D20)
    • 4 character sheets and 4 special ability cards
    • Cardboard stand-ups and bases – 4 garthim, 1 slave podling, 1 gourmand skeksis, and 1 slave-master skeksis,
    • 1 orrery turn track

The Labyrinth Board Game: 

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We can barely write this without wiping away a tear, even though we love making jokes about David Bowie, 1980’s hair, tight pants, and spinning crystal balls.

Ground Control to Major Tom: we’ll try to keep it together.

Now, board game fans can honor Bowie’s memory and their favorite 80’s fantasy puppet opera, with a cooperative board game by Alessio Cavatore. In Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Board Game, you can play as Sarah, Hoggle, Ludo, or Sir Didymus, and work together to rescue baby Toby from the Jareth, the Goblin king.

Cavatore designed the cooperative game for one-to-four players, but a fifth player can act as Jareth himself, and work against the others to keep the baby for himself.

The pieces are beautifully sculpted 3D models of the characters. Gameplay involves 13 turns – one for each hour that Sarah has to find her brother – and an assortment of magical adventures through the labyrinth and then through the castle itself. The Goblin Expansion adds some optional rules for more excitement!

Play time runs at roughly an hour. Dancing puppets not included.

Product Specifications 

  • Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Board Game
  • Officially-licensed Jim Henson merchandise
  • Choose Core Game or Goblins Expansion (expansion cannot be played without core game!)
  • For 1-5 players
  • Ages 6+
  • Play time: roughly 1 hour
  • Mechanic: Area movement, co-operative play, time track, and variable player powers
  • Core Game Includes:
    • 5 highly collectible figurine renditions of the main characters
    • 2′ x 2′ game board lavishly illustrated with inspiring new artwork featuring all the legendary places from the movie, including the Oubliette, 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, and 4 Weakness cards
    • 4 card stand-ups: Humongous, Goblin Infantry, Goblin Cavalry, and Goblin Artillery
    • Goblin Clock & Clock hand
    • Rules Booklet
  • Goblins Expansion Includes:
    • 5 highly collectible (unpainted) figurines of goblins (3 infantry, 1 cavalry, 1 artillery)
    • 5 new Labyrinth cards
    • 1 rules leaflet
  • Perfect gift for Bowie fans and board gamers alike

To kickstart your own experience:

Happy gaming!

Matt Ruppert715 Posts

Navy Veteran with a penchant for the FPS genre, Chewy has all aspects of the gaming community covered. Don't expect to see him on a console any time soon, however - though he has experience in all platforms, the PC Master Race has a firm hold on him.


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