Labyrinth's 10th Anniversary

Labyrinth: Celebrating 10 Years

A message from Kathleen:

It's hard to believe that this month marks 10 years since we opened the doors of Labyrinth Games & Puzzles. Sometimes it seems like just yesterday, but then I'm visited by the college students who I originally met when they were in our first afterschool game clubs at Two Rivers, Watkins, and Brent elementary schools, and I suddenly feel very old. Labyrinth and its community has brought such joy to my life. I could never have imagined what would happen after opening. Over the years, we've held thousands of events - game nights, tournaments, birthday parties, afterschool game classes, summer camps, "Meet the Designer" events, and more. I'm also extremely proud of what we've been able to give back to our community. Through events and various fundraisers, we've donated tens of thousands of dollars to schools, teachers, Children's National hospital, and other non-profits benefiting children in the DC area.

We frequently have neighbors stop by and admit that they thought I was crazy when they first heard we were opening. A brick and mortar retail store that would sell board games and puzzles?  Believe me, I thought I was crazy too. But, the amazing staff we've had over the years and the incredible customers are truly what has made Labyrinth the special place it is today. Most of all, I want to say THANK YOU - for the many laughs, the fun, and the amazing support. I couldn't have done any of this without all of you. 

I had big plans to celebrate, but alas, this year has not worked out how any of us planned. Instead of holding a huge in-person party, we've decided to hold a month-long, online party. We will be sharing special memories, messages, holiday gift ideas, Labyrinth trivia, giveaways, and more on our social media channels throughout November. Please like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram or Twitter to help us commemorate this auspicious occasion. We are also thrilled to announce that we'll be selling limited edition, Labyrinth 10th anniversary swag, and that we'll have a photo contest (take a picture of you with some Labyrinth 10th anniversary swag, and post it to social media tagging us) to win an amazing grand prize - 14 games, each one a favorite of one of our current staff members. We will also be giving away 10 $10 gift cards each week! For more specific details about all the contests, just scroll down on this page. 

Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I pray that we will be playing games together again soon, and for many years to come. 

Best regards,
Kathleen Donahue

a screenshot showing some of our limited-edition merch on RedBubble

Limited-Edition Merchandise

Help us celebrate 10 years on Capitol Hill by decking yourself out with some cool swag! You can browse our collection on RedBubble. We have a variety of items that will be printed on demand with our 10th Anniversary logo, and shipped directly to you.

Shop 10th Anniversary Merch

Photo Contest

Once you've got your 10th Anniversary merch, show it off! Between now and November 30, post a photo to social media showing you with your cool Labyrinth: Celebrating 10 Years swag. Labyrinth staff will vote on our favorite photo, and the winner will get a bundle of our favorite games!

Each of us has picked our favorite game in two different categories, and the contest winner will get their choice of one of the following bundles:

Prize A: The Family Friendly Bundle

The games included in Prize A

  • Alex: Trash Pandas
  • Arsenio: Point Salad
  • Camilla: Insider
  • Darryl: Hedgehog Haberdash
  • Evan: Animal Upon Animal
  • Hannah: King of Tokyo
  • Joe: Sushi Go
  • Kathleen: Piece of Pie
  • Melissa: Aquicorn Cove
  • Rich: Draftosaurus
  • Setorie: Go Nuts for Donuts
  • Taylor: Dragon Market
  • Tim: Marrying Mr. Darcy
  • Yoni: Bear Down!

Prize B: The Experienced Gamer Bundle

  • Alex: Condotierre
  • Arsenio: 7 Wonders Duel
  • Camilla: Root
  • Darryl: The Crew
  • Evan: New Bedford
  • Hannah: Coup
  • Joe: Star Wars Rebellion
  • Kathleen: Miyabi
  • Melissa: Lovelace & Babbage
  • Rich: Cartographers
  • Setorie: Karmaka
  • Taylor: Taverns of Tiefenthal
  • Tim: Dune
  • Yoni: Catan: Starfarers

To enter, you must have an account on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and follow these instructions:

  1. "Like" or "follow" us at one of the following:
  2. Post your photo. Tag Labyrinth in the post, and include the hashtag #Labyrinth10. To be eligible, your photos must be posted by November 30, 2020.
  3. Labyrinth staff will vote on our favorite photo on December 1, 2020. (This is totally subjective, and completely at Labyrinth's discretion.)
  4. If you win, we'll send you a direct message. Please respond ASAP, or we may have to pick a different winner! You'll get to choose Prize A or Prize B (listed above), and you can pick it up at Labyrinth.

Trivia Tuesdays

Stay tuned to our Facebook page. We'll be posting a new giveaway every week on Tuesday. The first 10 people to comment with the correct answer to our trivia question will win a $10 gift card to Labyrinth! (Make sure you are following our page with notifications turned on, because we could post at any time of the day.)

Labyrinth Holiday Gift Assist

This isn't really a 10th anniversary thing, but we wanted to make sure you saw our newest service:

We are ready to to take the stress out of choosing your holiday gifts! We've set up a handy form so you can tell us all about the people on your shopping list, and we'll reply with personalized recommendations.

Fill Out the Form