In today’s world of technology, it might seem like old-school amusement isn’t as stimulating, but if that’s what you think you probably haven’t played Dragonwood. This 2 to 4 player game is a 20-minute game, which is perfect for get-togethers or playing through multiple rounds.
With each turn, you have the chance to either draw a card from the Adventurer deck or attempt to capture a creature/enhancement. Each card is colored and gives you three different options: Strike, Stomp, or a Scream. When it comes to capturing creatures, each one has a different number associated with that you try to catch using dice. The game includes six, six-sided dice with sides 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, and 4 to reduce extremely lucky outcomes. The deck comes with 42 cards, and you’ll use 5 of them in the landscape at any given time.
Every time it’s your turn, you also have the choice to try and get enhancements for your creatures. These will help you capture them along with giving you events, changing the gameplay with each move.
The ultimate goal of the game is to try and defeat two dragons. In the end, the players tally their victory points and the player with the most points wins the game. You’ll have to strategize if it’s better to save up for your larger attacks or try to accumulate creatures. Each strategy will bring you different results and each game you play will be different.
For the most part, this game is for kids, but parents can get involved and it can be a fun family bonding experience. It also challenges their math experience since you need to add up your numbers to get ahead in the game.
- Collect sets of adventurer cards to earn dice
- Roll dice against your foes!
- Choose your strategy carefully, the landscape of Dragonwood is ever-changing
- Playing Time: 20 minutes
- 2 to 4 players
- 108 cards
- 6 custom dice
- Instructions included
Jackie is a writer out of Denver, Colorado with a never-ending passion for good TV shows, gadgets, and old-school video games.
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