This June will see the release of a new trick taking card game, with a science fiction theme, from Edition Spielwiese and Pegasus Spiele. In Space Dragons, designed by Richi Haarhoff, players will compete to claim various dragons which either help or hinder the claiming player. The game is for three to five players, ages 10+, plays in around 20 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $14.99 when it arrives the Spring.
About the game:
Welcome, daring ones! Are you ready for a flight into the galaxy of the notorious space dragons? You will need to assemble your crew before take-off, but then what? Will you capture a dragon or patch up the ship before it blows up in your face? Activating shields may sound boring but doing so could boost the mood of your crew — and thus earn you those last few victory points!
Space Dragons is a trick-taking-ish game that plays over seven rounds. Each round, everyone plays a single card, and the highest card played wins the current space dragon (trick). That said, lower-value cards come with strong effects to help you during the game, while high-value cards might contain harmful effects. What’s more while space dragons score you big points, some come with symbols that could ultimately cost you points during the final scoring.
The player with the most points after seven rounds is the most daring dragon hunter and the winner of the game.