Nature/ Type: Quick two-player game with a very cool dragon-theme
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 7 year-old ++
Who would love this: Strategy game lovers
The world of dragons captures our fascination; we are fans of Smaug from LOTR and the Hungarian Horntail from Harry Potter! Really, who can resist these mysterious creatures that can conquer the sky! When I saw this “Dragon Inferno” from SmartGames , my heart leaped with excitement! Thank you Leisure Learning for sending this to us for a review.
Why I love ❤️ this game:
(1) Dragon! - This is a COOL game with an impressively formidable theme; The defence of kingdom, intrusion of flame-spitting dragons, towering castles. Players take turn to expand their kingdom by placing tiles on the vacant corner / or adjacent to tile of the same colour. A dragon egg in the midst of such tile bestows the power to summon a fire-breathing dragon that can burn down an opponent’s built territory. The winner is the one that has tactically built the largest kingdom in the valley. The instruction is easy to comprehend. The dragon theme keeps young kids interested and engaged. This is one of the most frequently requested games by my five-year-old, and it’s easy to see why!
(2) Awesome Components - The components are well-designed and encourages strategic planning in each step. The 7 kingdom tiles are in tetromino form (4 square segments) of different configurations, each contains a castle (for extra point) and a hole (for a dragon egg to fit in and dwell on). The 5 dragon tiles are pentominoes, meaning it can “destruct” five square segments of kingdom each time. This creates various possibilities on how the game would end, as the players strategically plan each step, from the location of dragon eggs during set-up, the expansion of kingdom, to which 5 segments to destroy each round. I love the slightly translucent red tiles with 3D dragon attached at the top which cleverly gives the impression of burning flame “consuming” the land.
(3) Quick & Easy Game - I love the child-friendly, easy scoring system. Each protected segment counts as a point, and each castle gives an additional point. I also love that this is a relatively short game (normally we are done within 10 minutes for each round), which is perfect for young kids with short attention-span.
Overall, super awesome!
# gifted in exchange for review
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