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DragonWood: Not about eggs, but a brilliant game!


Winner of the 2015 Mensa Select and 2015 Parent's choice Silver Honor Winner, and many other awards all over the world, Dragonwood is a short but deep game that's absolutely delightful to play with your friends.

Deep in the heart of this mythical forest lurk angry ogres, giggling goblins, and even the famed and fearsome fire-breathers themselves!

In Dragonwood, you collect sets of adventurer cards to earn dice, which you then use to roll against your foes. Stomp on some fire ants, scream at a grumpy troll, or strike the menacing orange dragon with a magical silver sword. Choose your strategy carefully because the landscape of Dragonwood is ever-changing. Only the bravest will overcome the odds to emerge victorious!

On their turn, players either draw a card or they attempt to capture a creature or enhancement. Players draw from the Adventurer deck that contains cards of 5 different colors, all numbered 1-12. With these cards players form combinations to attempt a Strike (cards in a row of any color), a Stomp (cards of the same number) or a Scream (cards of the same color). To capture, players roll the number of dice equal to the number of cards they have of the particular combination. Each creature has different minimum values of a Strike, Stomp or Scream needed to capture it, as well as a Victory Point amount.

The game includes 6, six-sided dice with sides 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, and 4 to reduce extremely lucky outcomes. The Dragonwood deck has 42 cards, 5 of which are displayed in the landscape at any time. In addition to creature cards, this deck also contains enhancement cards and events which can effect play. They can be captured in the same way as a creature and can be used to assist players in capturing creatures. When both dragons have been defeated, the game is over and the player with the most victory points wins!

Is the best strategy to go for several smaller creatures or save up for larger attacks? Should you grab some enhancements hoping they will pay off, or go immediately for creatures? Do you take chances on some rolls or go for sure things? Every time you play Dragonwood the deck is different, so no two games are the same!

Are you ready to slay some dragons? Check the game here:

We love Dragonwood because it's a fun strategy based game with lots of luck that does not take away from strategy.
Playable from 2 to 4, it's a family-style game anyone can learn and enjoy.

Developed by P C B, it's perfectly playable on any browsers, and we would like to thank him for such a good job!
Also, we would like to send our warm thanks to the GameWright team and the game designer Darren Kisgen for their help, support and authorisation to bring the game on BGA. You rule!

And now it's time for you to dive into that mythical forrest.
Will you dare to enter Dragonwood?

Let's see and tell us about your games ;)
04/26/2021 9 comments

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