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Dreaming Dragon

Dreaming Dragon

Fall 2012 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: SimplyFun
Price: $36.00

The Dreaming Dragon game is a fun game for the whole family. The object of the game is to remove as many plastic lizards as you can without causing any dragon eggs to fall off the dragon. The lizards and dragon eggs sit on top of a large plastic sleeping dragon. Stacking all of the lizards and eggs on top of the dragon before playing is a fun challenge of its own. When play commences, each player uses their tweezers to try to remove the lizards. At the end, each player counts up the number of lizards they have (worth one point each) and subtracts the number of eggs they have disturbed. The player with the most points wins.

The dragon design was a unique twist on other games that have a similar goal (Operation, Jenga). Young children (as young as 4 or 5) will especially enjoy this version with the dragon, lizards, and golden eggs. Dreaming Dragons has developmental benefits, too. It works on eye-hand coordination and problem solving. It is also a great game for children who need to work on fine motor skills, as the tweezers require a steady hand. Best of all, it is sort of game that children will want to play repeatedly.

Karena Rush, Ph. D.   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Karena Rush is a professor in the Psychology Department at Millersville University. Karena has two young daughters and spends most of her free time outdoors with her family and old English sheepdog.

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