Sit Down Games, publishers of Goths Save the Queen, have announced an upcoming February release of their next game, Magic Maze. Magic Maze is a real-time cooperative game for 1-8 players. The game states it to be for people aged 8 and above and will play in 3-15 minutes thus making the recipe for what appears to be a fun family game.
It turns upside down players’ habits by its unique mechanics : there are no “game turns”, everyone can play with any pawn at any time… but can only carry out specific actions, that other players can’t take. Everyone needs everyone as the actions are split between the players, so they need to find out what other players want to do and agree on a common strategy… without communicating; they must also understand by themselves when they are expected to play.
With only needing a 3 minute sand-timer, players can visit Sit Down Games’ web site here to download everything you need to play the initial scenario of the game to familiarize yourself with the mechanics prior to it’s upcoming release.