Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 5 year-old ++
Who would love this: Young board-gamers, especially those that love something "action-packed" + fairy tale related theme
Do you have little ones who are eager to participate in tabletop games? Are you scratching your head looking for something action-packed (but minus lengthy rules), preferably one with a fairy-tale theme involving prince and princess, dragon-in-chain, evil sorcerers, rolling boulder, and stunning backdrop? “Save The Dragon” from Blue Orange is exactly the game that would capture young kids with an undeniable “wow” factor. Thank you Leisure Learning for providing a copy for review!
Why I love ❤️ this game:
(1) Visually-Appealing 3D Presentation - The presentation of this game is visually-appealing. Using the box as base, we set up an impressive-looking 3D staircase that leads up to 3 chutes at the top (from which 3 bad sorcerers would push a crashing boulder down occasionally to sabotage our rescue plan). A gentle-looking dragon is being chained above the arched doorways, waiting for our bravest princes and princesses to dodge all obstacles and defeat the baddies. The objective is pretty simple: race against each other and be the first to reach the top and free the dragon! I love the competitive element of the game, captured in a “mission-inspired” storyline.
(2) FUN Of Rolling Down A Boulder! - At each turn, players roll a “number” die to advance up to 3 moves (left, right, or up). If the player rolls a 1 or 2, they can also roll the action die which allows them to either move the shield or door piece to a different slot, or roll the boulder through either of the 2 open doors. We love the minimal rules and the very appealing components - No one can resist the temptation of rolling a boulder down the steps and watching others being knocked down chaotically 🤣 . But despair not, players who got knocked down to the bottom earn a token that allows them an extra move in future. I love how the game incorporates tactical move in such subtle and entertaining way that makes sense to the targeted age group.
(3) Quality Components - The staircase, dungeon wall, shied, coins, and base are made of sturdy and thick cardboard. The dice are chunky, and the wooden pawns and boulder are a pleasure to behold.
(4) Quick Game For Young Kids - I love that this game is quick and manageable, and always gives a good laugh!
# gifted in exchange for review
Where to buy this:
Leisure Learning (Australia)
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