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.
Build a Castle
Using the thick tiles, you’ll build a castle that will grow in your realm brick by brick. Create towers and shrines that will earn you pride as well as points.
Once you’ve mastered the base game, you can add in the Spirit and Dragon cards, which can give you a special ability or another way to score points.
A Game of Tradition
Dragon Castle is heavily influenced by the ancient Chinese game Mahjong. It offers a chance to learn a classic title with a modern twist.
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!
2 Double-sided Central Boards
7 Countdown Tokens
85 Victory Point Tokens
10 Spirit Cards
10 Dragon Cards
4 Realm Boards
1 First Player Token
Playing time: 30 to 45 mins.
Min-Max players: 2 to 4 players
Suggested Age: 8+ years old
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 10 July 2018