Light of Dragons
I was intrigued when I saw this game for the first time. I’m always into games that uses dice for something else than adding a luck factor to the game. In this game dice are used as mythical creatures that battle on a tiny map. Who will be victorious in this 2-player game? Let’s play and find out!
At the beginning of the game each player sets up his side of the board with his army of creatures. There are 6 different kinds of creatures that all have a different value from 1 (weak) to 6 (powerful). The total value of each starting army must be 10, but every player may decide which creatures he selects for his army.
In each player’s turn the player gets one of four standard actions:
- Move a creature
- Attack a creature
- Raise the level
- Cast a spell
Move a creature: you may move a creature 1 field horizontal or vertical on the battlefield. A Ghost (value: 2) moves 2 fields and a basilisk moves diagonally.
Attack a creature: if your value is higher than the opponent’s creature, you may defeat that creature. You gain VP for a total of the defeated creature’s value. Creatures with a value of 6 (the highest value) can only be killed by creature with a value of 3.
Raise a level: Transform your creature into another type of creature by raising the value by 1.
Cast a spell: Some creatures can cast spells to become more powerful or split them into multiple creatures.
The game ends as soon as a player has more than 10 Victory Points.
I was really looking forward to play this game, but in the end I have to admit that this game was a little bit to strategic for me. It reminded me a lot of chess, which is also a game that can take a really long time for your opponent to make a move. At some point in time, I’ll just give up and go out on a full attack which will make me lose the game.
Don’t get me wrong: this isn’t a bad game; it’s just not a game that I like to play. But if you’re into chess and super strategic games where you need to plan ahead, then I recommend you to check out this game.
There are a lot of different strategic options available and it takes time to develop your own tactics. The more you play this game, the better you will become.
(+) Beautiful artwork
(+) very strategic
(-) not my cup of tea