Game Profile: Dragonwood

A game of dice and daring in the enchanted
forest of Dragonwood.

Classification Family Dice Game
Mechanics Set Collection, Dice Rolling, Hand Management
Publication Gamewright Games, 2016
Ages 8+
Time 20
Players 2 – 4
Enter the realm of
Dragonwood if you dare!  Once there,
players will have to use one of 3 types of attacks to defeat the creatures
encountered on their adventure.  Armed
with a hand of adventurer cards you will choose your attack method.  Adventurer cards consist of 5 suits of colors
numbered from 1 to 12.  Playing cards in
a numerical sequence activates the Strike attack, while cards with the same number
will activate the Stomp attack, and cards of the same color will activate a
Scream attack.  The number of cards
played will determine how many dice you will roll to try and defeat a
creature.  Each creature has a number
assigned to each attack type (Strike, Stomp, & Scream) that must be rolled
in order to defeat it, and a victory point value.  The 1 victory point Crazy Bats requires a
Strike attack roll of 4 or more, or a Stomp attack roll of 3 or more, or a
Scream attack roll of 3 or more.  The
pack of Wolves is worth 3 victory points and requires a Strike attack roll of 6
or more, or a Stomp attack of 7 or more, or a Scream attack of 9 or more.  The toughest creature to defeat is the 7
point Orange Dragon which requires a Strike attack roll of 15 or more, or a
Stomp attack roll of 11 or more, or a Scream attack roll of 12 or more.
On a player’s turn chooses
to reload by taking a card from the top of the adventurer deck, or attack one
of the 5 face-up creatures.  After a
creature is defeated a new card is drawn from the Creature deck and placed in
the creature line-up.  Additionally, the
Creature deck contains Enhancement and Event cards.  Enhancement cards when captured will give you
special capturing abilities on future turns. 
Event cards when revealed are played immediately and can have positive effects
or negative effects on all players. 
Players must battle their way through the Creature deck to get to the
Blue and the Orange Dragons that are shuffled in near the bottom of the deck.  When both dragons have been defeated the game
is over.  The player who defeated the
most creatures gets 3 bonus points.  Al
players add up the victory point values of all of their defeated
creatures.  The player with the most
points wins.

We have an open copy of Dragonwood available in our Demo
Games Library for you come in and try.

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