Pick #40: Mazes & Minotaurs

Just suppose Gygax and Arneson, the inventors of the Dungeons & Dragons game would not have looked at Lord of the Rings. The book I mean, because the movie is post-1972. Just suppose they went to Ray Harryhausens Jason and the Argonauts, and thought, hey that's kewl. Let's do our game about Greek Gods and Monsters. Just suppose.

Then it might have looked like Mazes & Minotaurs. Or more like the 1972 version of Mazes & Minotaurs.

What, 1972? I hear you say. That's before Gygax! It's older! No it's not. Because it's not really from 1972. It's just made as if it is so. Frenchman Olivier Legrand wrote them after an idea coined by Paul Elliot. And it's actually BECOME a very intriguing game - well made - probably very playable too.

So, if you ever wondered how D&D would have looked if it were Classic Greek fantasy instead of Medieval Fantasy... or if you're wondering now, screen the game. And if you start a session, invite me please?


  1. Hi and thanks for the nice comments ! :)

    Just one thing: the game is called MAZES & MINOTAURS... not Mazes & Monsters.

    Don't worry - you're not the first person to make this subconscious mistake (many victims of the Curse of Tom Hanks out there) :)

    Anyway, thanks again for sharing your interest in Mazes & Mons... sorry, Minotaurs.

  2. Thanx Olivier! I really like your game!

    I just corrected the Mazes & Monsters into what it's supposed to be - incredible - I never even noticed I twisted the name of your game into that of the steam tunnel movie... :-)