Dragonology: the Game
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Initial thoughts: Dragonology is a board game for children aged 8+ based on the book ‘Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons’, by Dugald A.Steer. The game is for 2 – 6 players with the aim of the game being to become the Master Dragonologist.
The game is housed in a fantastically illustrated box; the board is also very well designed as are the playing pieces. First visual impressions were certainly very good and we couldn’t wait to get stuck in.
We liked: Dragonology is a game of world exploration and knowledge. It’s the kind of game a whole family could get stuck into on a lazy Sunday afternoon. With it’s mythical and magical themes it certainly has great appeal for the Harry Potter generation.
We weren’t keen on: The instructions and rules would definitely be complicated for an 8 year old child to follow on their own without adult supervision. The game is also aimed at a niche market and is more involved than your average children’s board game.
Overall: Dragonology is an excellent choice for a child with a good imagination and long attention span. It is well made, interesting to play and great fun. A refreshing change from your average TV character themed toy and beautifully made to boot!
[Eleanor – Insomniac Mummy]