Space Marine Adventures: New Rumors or Old News?

By |2018-04-24T11:30:03+00:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: Games Workshop, News / Rumors, Warhammer 40k|

Ultramarine Wal HorInternet chatter is growing again over a Space Marine Adventures board game. But, the big question is are we looking at a new rumor or old news?

Space Marine Adventures: Labyrinth of the Necrons was announced by Games Workshop at the New York Toy Fair back in February, but today folks are talking about a “new” rumor that seems like something we may have already heard about previously.


However, because we can’t confirm they are indeed talking about Labyrinth of the Necrons we figured we’d share it with you and let you make a decision. The latest rumor was spotted over on the Bolter & Chainsword courtesy of battle captain corpus.

Oh, and did we mention… It was under the Labyrinth of the Necrons post that is now closed due to lack of updates coming out of Games Workshop.

Arriving towards Autumn/Fall GW will be releasing a new 40K board game.

Set on a Necron tomb world it will be set as a 1-4 player co-op game, pitting your marines against the games emerging Necrons.

Here’s the real kicker…the marines will be from the previously Japan only releases….

Expect custom dice, players creating a pool of dice including any negatives etc then going from their for game play mechanic.


The latest “rumor” is set on a Necrom tomb world pitting the Necrons against the Space Marines, it will be a 1-4 player game, and there will be previously Japan-only releases. The only Japan-only releases were the Space Marine Heroes minis. So, does this rumor sound like Space Marine Adventures: Labyrinth of the Necrons to you?

Space Marine Adventures Necrons

Space Marine Adventures allows 1-4 players to join forces and attempt to break into a Necron labyrinth. Choose your hero and use each character’s unique skills to battle various deadly hazards, not least of which are the Necron guardians themselves. The easy-build nature of the kits and intuitive game make it suitable for players aged 8 and over – good for anything from family games nights to a quick adventure for a regular gaming club. While this set is a great introduction to the 41st Millennium, each Space Marine in the set is also a unique and dynamic sculpt, making them great additions to an existing collection, too.

Labirynth of Necrons

So Labyrinth of the Necrons, which was first spotted back in February, then confirmed by GW the next day, is going to be a new Space Marine Adventures game featuring the Blood Angels, Ultramarines, Space Wolves, Salamanders, and Imperial Fists.

It’s actually a surprisingly small game board now that we see the whole thing.

Games Workshop did not provide a release date for the new box set, just that it would be out later this year. Space Marine Adventures is designed to be played in a short amount of time which works out perfectly for teaching new players the game, or when you only have a limited amount of time to get a game in.

One thing that does appear to be confirmed is the fact that the Marines in the picture above do match the following Japanese exclusive Marines below:

12 Space Marine Japan

  • The blue Marine is Brother Sevastus.
  • Brother Calistus is the green Marine.
  • The grey Marine is Brother Aethor.
  • Brother Toriad is probably the yellow Marine.
  • The red Marine looks to be Brother Dolor.

There’s all of the information we know about Space Marine Adventures: Labyrinth of the Necrons, have you made a decision? Is this a new rumor or old news? Or has the internet simply gotten bored waiting for something else to talk about besides the BIG FAQ update to 40k?

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