Dragon’s Breath


On one of their expeditions, the dragon children Mira, Feo, Luna and Diego discover an unusual sparkling treasure: a column of ice with sparkling stones frozen inside it.

They want to take the treasure back to their cave. But unfortunately, the column of ice is too heavy. The only thing they can do is to melt it. But breathing fire isn’t as easy as it sounds. Instead of fire they only manage hot air. Then the four of them have an idea: they’ll get their dad to help.

And it works! Dad’s fire breathing starts melting the column, and little by little the sparkling stones start falling out. The dragon children quickly collect the valuable treasures and take them back to their cave.

With a little luck even dad will get a few sparkling stones! Which dragon child will collect the most sparkling stones in their cave by the end of the game?


Dragons Breath is the Children’s Game of the Year 2018

The dragon children have found an unusual treasure: a column of ice with sparkling stones frozen inside it. Naturally, everyone wants them.

Together with dragon dad the players remove one ice ring after the other and melt the ice column. This makes the sparkling stones fall down.

But be careful: Only certain sparkling stones can be collected. Who will have the most sparkling stones at the end?

Dragons Breath Features:

  • imaginative 3D setup
  • 90 sparkling stones, 9 ice rings
  • each player takes turns being the Dragon Dad melting the ice-ring
  • colourful crystals become hidden under the board during play so the winner is not known until the game board is lifted
  • game variation for a “blind” pull so players don’t know which colour they have until the ice ring is lifted
  • 2018 Winner of the Kinderspiel des Jahres award

How to play:

1. Select a sparkling stone tile
2. Lift an ice-ring (the dragon dad will “melt” the top ice-ring)
3. Divide up sparkling stones (take all the fallen sparkling stones in the colour of your sparkling stone tile from the game board)

Designer: Günter Burkhardt, Lena Burkhardt
Publisher: HABA
Player numbers: 2-4 Players
Recommended Age: 5+
Game Time: 15-20 minutes

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Awards & Honours:

2019 Lys Enfant Finalist
2019 Guldbrikken Best Children’s Game Nominee
2019 Boardgames Australia Awards Best Children’s Game Winner
2019 Boardgames Australia Awards Best Children’s Game Nominee
2018 Kinderspiel des Jahres Winner
2018 Kinderspiel des Jahres Nominee

What’s in the box? Dragon’s Breath Contents:

1 dragon dad
1 box base with 4 dividers
1 game board
4 dragon children
9 ice rings
90 sparkling stones (18 in each of 5 colours)
5 sparkling stone tiles
1 ice floe tile
1 set of instructions.


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