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Dragon's Breath Review
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Posted: 10 weeks ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: Rob Prior and @GeekDadGamer.


Dragon's Breath is a collecting game where players compete to gather jewels from a steadily defrosting physical stash in the middle. Play involves removing a ring from the ice tower, which allows some jewels to fall and be collected or lost into the Dragon Dad's fiery pit. It is a tactile game, where players need to literally take risk and reward into their own hands.

You start by creating a physical tower of ice from plastic rings in the middle of the board and carefully filling it with jewels. Each turn players choose a colour of gems to collect. The lead player then carefully removes a ring which results in jewels falling on to the board. Some are lost into holes and some are available for collection. Each player collects their jewels into their secret stash and that go is over. It's as simple as that.

As you play, each player gets a turn to remove rings from the tower. After all the rings have gone and players have collected their jewels, the board can be lifted to display how many jewels each player has managed to stash in their secret cave. The winner is the player with most jewels.

It's a joyful combination of pleasing tactility and clever board design. Players need to decide how careful to be as they remove each ring, so that they avoid giving their opponents more jewels that they manage to collect. Add to this the fact that some jewels are lost each round and you have a compellingly simple game of risk and reward with a fun final reveal of who has the most gems.

DetailsGame Details

Skill Rating: 3-8 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Genres: Collecting, Dexterity and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Board, Figures, Placeables and Tokens

Developer: Haba USA (@Haba_USA)

Players: 2-4



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Learn to Play: This takes 5 minutes to learn. To make getting started easier;
  • Practise creating the tower and removing rings before playing the game competitively.
  • Select a treasure colour at the start of the game and use it throughout the whole game.
  • Return any accidentally removed jewels back into the tower.

Play Time: This game will take between 10 minutes and 20 minutes to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

3-8 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to have the physical dexterity to remove the rings and avoid wobbling the board as they collect their jewels.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.


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We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Dragon's Breath Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Haba_USA) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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