Ariadne's Thread maze game

6 years to 99 years
was £20.00, saving £10.00

Yet another cool gift with an original slant from Milaniwood.

Ariadne's Thread is a maze to negotiate with twists and turns at every corner.

Children pick buttons blind from the bag and progress through the maze only if their drawn button matches the last one in size, colour or shape. But as they reach certain points on route to the finish they must also match extra adjacent buttons from the maze. Other rules allow you to collect two buttons instead of one and some rules take your buttons away.

The player who has collected the most buttons once the mazed is exited is the winner.

For younger players the lovely tactile buttons can be used to stack towers and develop their motor skills.

The Milaniwood range of toys from Italy combines a wealth of style, strong educational values and environmental principles. Many toy makers have card packaging made from wood that is FSC certified, i.e. sourced from well managed forests. Few actually use the same sustainable wood in the toy itself. Milaniwood does.

Key features:

  • Lovely tactile game.
  • Develops strategy.
  • Pieces double as tower building blocks.
  • Group peer play.
  • Made of FSC wood.
  • Comes with cotton bag for easy storage.
  • Very stylish packaging.


Contents: 45 coloured buttons, picking bag and playing maze cloth

Maze cloth:
350 x 350mm

Assembly and care:

Multi-lingual instructions included.

Why we love this toy:

Great game idea and very tactile pieces.