Draft-a-Dragon is a quick and whimsical card game in which players try to build the
highest-scoring dragon from a hand of parts.
Created by William Ritter, Sarah Ogletree & Tanner Johnson
Draft-a-Dragon is a 2-6 player “drafting” game that only takes about 15 minutes to play.
Basically, players pass around their hands, with each player picking one card to keep (face-down) at a time before passing.
The cards dwindle down until each player has “kept” seven cards.
Then those players use those cards to…
All players construct their dragons simultaneously, following a few rules:
Players draft again, this time with five action cards.
Action cards allow players to tweak their dragon for more points (scored later), or sabotage other players’ plans.
After all the action cards have been played, everyone tallies up the final scores of their dragons,
plus/minus bonuses from action cards.
Scoring only takes place at the very end of the game.
A few copies of the following scoring reference card are included in each set of Draft-a-Dragon.
But really, Draft-a-Dragon is no more of a choking hazard than standard playing cards.
It is not a complicated game, and we’ve found that 5-year-old-sized kids (ages 13 and up *wink*) find unique and
entertaining ways to play with these cards–like variations on “Go Fish” and matching games.