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Drakon

second edition


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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 20-60 minutes 2-6

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Product Description

The dragon Drakon has captured a band of heroes who were trying to sneak into her lair. Instead of eating them immediately, Drakon has decided to play a game with her prisoners: The first hero to collect five gold from Drakon's hoard will be set free. The rest will be eaten.

As one of the captured heroes, you must race through Drakon's magical maze collecting gold and thwarting your opponents' moves with trickery and well-placed traps. After all, you don't have to outrun the dragon. You just have to outrun your friends.

Drakon is a fast-paced game of chases, tricks, and traps for two to six players. A complete game with more than 100 full-color game pieces, Drakon is playable in 20 to 60 minutes.

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Drakon has the following expansions available:

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Average Rating: 4 in 10 reviews

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by Justin Kendzior
Good Game
November 03, 2006

This game may not appeal to serious gamers at first. But it is a game I have come to enjoy. Game starts out easy enough but quickly turns grim as your friends start to screw you over.

First you all start in one room with no where to go why? Because you must create the dungeon each turn you must place a tile or move and if you go first you will place a tile because you have nowhere to move. As the game progresses you will play and land on tiles both beneficial to you and ones that can hurt you. and you will also place tile to hurt your opponents and you must watch out for drakon the dragon as you and your opponents can move her. The first to collect 10 gold wind the rest become dragon food. This is a good game and is fast paced highly recommended.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
 
 
 
 
 
Decent but not great
March 26, 2003

This game is kind of fun, but not great. You get a random assortment of tiles with which to work, and the most you can really do is affect other people's positions. The end game comes down to a couple players about to win and a third player determining which of those two win. In fact, this has happened every single time I have played, which is why it gets 2 stars. If you can not win of your own devices, the game has a critical weakness.

The permutations of tiles affecting each other is low and drawn out. You must chose to either place a tile, or move. Thus, you can always see what every other player is about to do, and the only way to have immediate effects is to place a tile for the next player in line to utilize. If you are far from the edge of the board, forget about having any interesting decisions to make for a good 3 or 4 turns.

The game would have been better were you to both place and move, and if the tiles interacted with each other in more interesting cascading ways. This had the potential to be a great game but fell short.

You will have more fun playing Jolly's earlier version Wiz War or else trying out Dungoneer.

 
 
 
 
 
Enjoyable for the family. Quick to learn and play
January 20, 2003

Just finished my 4th game of Drakon. It was quick and easy to learn. I played with my wife and 2 kids and we had a ball. In todays hectic pace of life its hard to find time just to read the rules of a game. It took about 10 minutes to get a game going. If your a fan of Fantasy games at all this is a must buy.


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