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The Great Dragon Race

Outset Media Corp.

Age: 8 years and up

MSRP (CAD): $29.99

MSRP (USD): $19.99

Production Status: In Stores

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WHAT THE KIDS SAY

Autumn

8

I like the different dragons - my favorite one was the red one, the fire dragon. The art work in the game is really nice to look at. The watering holes are a good idea for a safe zone. The rules were easy to follow and learn. We played with my whole family (mom, dad, brother (11) and me). The game was quick and fun to play and it was fun that there was a shortcut you could take. You could push the other players back if they got ahead. The dragons would sometimes fall out of their holders. I liked that there are nice drawings on the back of the board, and how in the artwork how the waterfall connects between 3 different pictures. The stories they had about the different dragons with the pictures were good since you could imagine what kind of dragon you had. The halts and special boosts were fun and made the game exciting. I loved playing this game! I like that that game doesn't take too long to play, but I wish that there were even more dragons so that more then 4 people could play. I wish I had this game!

WHAT ADULTS THINK

Allison M.

This game has very beautiful, impressive artwork. The box, both sides of the boards, the pieces, the cards and the character cards are all very well done with some impressive pictures. The game itself was a quick to learn, quick to play game. Each game takes about 20 minutes to complete so you can play even if you do not have a lot of time for a game. The cards created enough variation with strategy and luck to make it possible for any player to win. The shortcut and the watering holes are great ideas and it's fun to decide if you want to push your own dragon forward or try to push one of your opponents back. We played as a family with 2 parents and 2 kids (ages 8 and 11) and it was fun for everyone. My daughter especially loved the game. She loves dragons and beautiful artwork so it was right up her alley. My son (11) liked the game but tends to prefer longer strategy games so he liked this as a quick game, but preferred other longer strategy games in general. It seemed perfect for my daughter (8) though - the right length of time, the right level of difficulty and the right level of strategic thinking. Everything fits nicely in the box and it is a beautifully designed game. The only flaw was that sometimes the dragon pieces fall out of their plastic holders.

FEATURES

Manufacturer Description

It's the first day of the INTERNATIONAL DRAGON CHAMPIONSHIPS in The Land of Floating Isles. The first event is the prestigious, but perilous obstacle course known as The Great Dragon Race. Contestants must watch for ballista bolts and flaming balls while outwitting and outflying their opponents. To the victor goes the treasure - and even more priceless - a place in dragon-racing history! Everyone will enjoy choosing a dragon rider and pretending to be one of the skilled team members from Harley & Rose, Ginger & Fuego, Asuka & Qing and Indigo & Queza. There are story cards included so you can learn about the background of each dragon and its rider. Amazing, colourful, bold and original art work by artist Chris Seaman. Playing time: 25-45 minutes for 2-4 players.

Contents

  • 1 Big Board

  • 56 Cards

  • 4 Dragon Characters

  • 4 Card Legends

  • Instructions