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The Maze Explorers-Dark World

Explore and illuminate an uncharted maze. Be the first to reach the exit or be stranded in the dark.




You and your fellow intrepid explorers have chosen to venture into a dark unmapped maze. Using only your wits, a flashlight and a limited supply of batteries you must navigate and expose the hidden maze path. You will encounter artifacts that help or hinder you. You may even find yourself stranded in the dark. Be the hero that exposes the maze path and finds 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 flashlight Batteries to light your way.

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 using your limited supply of flashlight batteries.

Along the way you will search for the hidden exit while also encountering strange artifacts. Some artifacts, like the battery recharger, will help your explorations, others will vex and stymie you!


The Dead End can prevent you from reaching the Exit.

Amnesia will make you forget where you've been and where you were going.

Use the Wormhole to navigate and explore the maze without costing you your Batteries.

If you run out of Batteries during your turn, you are doomed to dwell in the dark, 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 Batteries with you. Or, you can try and find a Battery Charger!

The Magnetic Vortex will turn you around.


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 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 November 04, 2021
Edition First
Department Games
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More Info The Maze Explorers-Dark 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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