Looney Labs. 2-5 players. Ages 6+.
For over 20 years, fantasy art maven Larry Elmore has breathed vivid life into our unbridled imaginings with his illustrative and painted works for the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, Dragonlance, Magic: The Gathering, and Everquest. Chainmail-clad amazons, sword-wielding barbarians, spellbinding sorcerers, diabolical demons — all inhabit the fantasy realms he literally conjures with brush and pencil. But, among his most recognized and endeared of fantastical denizens remains those most majestic and fearful of creatures — dragons! Now, Larry Elmore, the greatest dragon artist in the fantasy industry, and Looney Labs, the folks behind the award-winning game of ever-changing rules, FLUXX, team up to conjure a card game of mythological proportions — Seven Dragons! Seven Dragons is a fast-paced, domino-like game where players attempt to be the first to create a connected territory of seven panels of their dragon. Secret Goals add the opportunity to bluff, and with aggressive Action cards in the mix subterfuge is a necessity!
This game is very much a game of dominoes. The rules are simply laid out over one sheet that explains the level of play with clear examples. The most difficult aspect is that the starting silver dragon is any colour, but then becomes the colour of the action card on top of the discard pile. However once play is under way then refering to this is a lot easier! Apart from this, the colourful cards and beautiful pictures do mean that younger players enjoy this game and as such can be a filler for your game group or an enjoyable game for the family.
Play report - 19th April 2012, 26th April 2012