Use tradition to build a new palace and lure people to your realm.
As the Dragon Castle crumbles, opportunistic lords seek to lure people to their realm. By constructing a new palace from the ruins of the old, they hope to become the new center of power. In Dragon Castle, you take on the role of one of the lords. You will have to use all of your cunning to build a castle that will inspire people to move to your realm. Each turn, you can collect tiles from the ruins and add them to your construction. As you place sets of the same type of tiles together, you’ll be able to consolidate them, earning points and allowing for the addition of Shrines. You may need to call in some help with your efforts. Spirit and Dragon cards can be used to give you an advantage when you need it most. Tap into tradition to build the castle of the future.
Dragon Castle is a game freely inspired by "The turtle"(Mahjong Solitaire). During your turn, you take a pair of identical tiles from the central "castle" (known as the Dragon Castle) and place them on your own realm board to build your own castle. From time to time, you may sacrifice these tiles to acquire shrines in their place.
Every time you create a set of tiles of the same kind, you "consolidate" them, i.e. flip them face down to score points. When you consolidate a set, you may also build shrines on top of the consolidated tiles: Shrines allow you to score more points, but they also limit your building options. You may also take advantage of the available spirit card and its game-changing powers...but this will come at a cost! Finally, don't forget to check the dragon card in play, and to follow the building requirements to score bonus points.
When the Dragon Castle has been reduced to only one floor, the end of the game is triggered. After one final round, the player with the most points is the lord of the new Dragon Castle…and the winner of the game!
- 2018 RPC Fantasy Award Board Game Nominee
- 2018 Gioco dell’Anno Nominee
- 116 Tiles
- 2 Double-sided Central Boards
- 40 Shrines
- 7 Countdown Tokens
- 85 Victory Point Tokens
- 10 Spirit Cards
- 10 Dragon Cards
- 4 Realm Boards
- 1 First Player Token
- 1 Rulebook
Age 8+ years
No. Players 2 - 4 (best with 2 Players)
Time 30 - 45 mins