Well box 2 has landed and off we go again reviewing toys like there is no tomorrow! I would space them over the month but the boys cannot resist getting stuck in this time.
This is quite an exciting board game with the dragon whooshing around knocking jewels flying. Eldest and youngest both thought it was fantastic; mummy critic was a little harsher on her verdict. The problem being that to unleash the dragon you need to roll the dragon picture (on the dice), so we nearly went a whole trip round the board without any dragon chasing going on…
It’s just down to chance whether you actually land on the dragon picture (which is only one of the six sides of the dice). It would have been nice to have a few dragon areas on the board as well, so if the dice keeps landing on a number, you still get to see the dragon in action. Otherwise you have a fantastic concept and a very redundant dragon!
But when it’s on a roll and you keep getting him, you really are poised and feel the tension building up. Will it knock my jewel off? There are safe spots dotted around the board too, where you can take off your jewel and then your safe from the dragon if it was on the rampage! Although the dragon unless positioned correctly just skims over the tops of the jewels not doing anything! You do need to regularly adjust it to make sure it can actually knock off the jewels (we spent a few goes watching and testing to get it right!).
Everything is well made and sturdy and I really do like the game idea. It is fun, thrilling and a welcome addition to our ample games collection. If you are willing to overlook the little niggles, it really is a great game, perfect for children 3+ and good value at £17.99.