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The Maze Explorers-Arctic World

Find your way out of an arctic maze using your wits, fishing pole and a limited supply of fish.




You and your fellow intrepid explorers are off to explore an arctic maze. Using only your wits, a fishing pole and a limited supply of fish you must create and navigate a maze path to find the way out. You will encounter twists and turns, polar bears and ice. You may even find yourself stranded on an ice floe, but you can be the hero of the group by being the first one to expose the maze path and find the exit!

Your Goal

Create a complete, unbroken maze path between the Maze Entrance and the Maze Exit and be the first Explorer to exit the maze. However, be careful not to get stranded in the maze without fish to eat and to keep the polar bears away!

Exploring The Maze

Your maze exploration starts by shuffling all the maze tiles facedown and placing them on the table in front of you, being sure to connect at least one edge of each tile to another. You will then roll one or two dice to move over the tiles, turn them faceup, rotate them, and uncover the maze before you run out of your limited supply of fish.

Along the way you will search for the hidden exit while also encountering various artifacts. Some artifacts, like the fishing holes, will help you to continue your explorations, others, like the polar bear, are not so helpful!


Will Explore For Fish

If you run out of Fish during your turn, you are doomed to dwell in the frozen tundra, lingering with only the vague thread of a hope that a fellow explorer will happen upon you, take pity on you and offer to share their Fish with you.


This is a fun, easy-to-learn game that's different each time you play. Winning this game will require you to adapt your strategy at various stages in the game.

The Maze Explorers Trilogy!


The Maze Explorers is a series of worlds each with its own set of unique artifacts and challenges. Each world can be played on its own or combined into a larger world (see the "Related Games" at the top of this page). Stay tuned to the web site and watch for the "Multi-World Explorer" update that will allow you to play the combined version of all three worlds.

But Wait There's More!

The Maze Explorers is a series of worlds each with its own set of unique artifacts and challenges. See the "Related Games". Each world can be played on its own or combined into a larger meta-world.

The app, Illumimaze, on which this game is based, is also available from One Bad Ant can be played on your Android or iOS tablet. There are three maze levels from fun to challenging to frustrating. Each level has nine mazes and the first three at each level are free. Get your copy at the Apple App Store or Google Play.



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Publish Date June 30, 2022
Edition First
Department Games
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More Info The Maze Explorers-Arctic World web site

Why buy this?

  • A game of wits and strategy.
  • Always a new, unknown maze to explore.
  • Cooperate or compete to complete the maze and be the hero.


  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.


See It In Action

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