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You must borrow gold from the Dragon to rebuild your kingdom, but if you can't pay her back, she has a FIERY temper!
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 It is time for your war ravaged kingdoms to rebuild, but all of your treasuries lay barren. In order to get the gold you need, you will have to turn to the wealthiest - and most dangerous! - individual you know...

The Dragon!

In Jesse Li's Dragon's Interest, you will be the leader of one of these kingdoms, and it will be up to you to outbid, out maneuver, and out play your opponents to reign supreme. You will borrow gold from the draconian loan shark on the mountain to finance your improvements, but you will need to make sure you have ample reserves on hand when the Dragon comes calling, because if you can't pay her back, she will take out her anger on you and your kingdom, laying waste to all you hold dear!

Dragon's Interest has players competing with economic engines that they will create in their kingdoms. They will collect gold and knights and knowing when to spend or save those resources will be the tightrope they will need to walk. Dragon's Interest modifies and enhances the original mechanisms found in Ponzi Scheme to allow players to bluff their opponents and engage in secret bidding wars as they try to stay one step ahead of their opponents, and of course their scaly loan shark. Only the player who does the best job in rebuilding a large and diverse Kingdom will come out on top in this mid-weight Euro style strategy game!



At the start of each round, you will bid interest payment values for your loan from the dragon. The more interest you're willing to pay, the better your selection of loan value and building type.
At the start of each round, you will bid interest payment values for your loan from the dragon. The more interest you're willing to pay, the better your selection of loan value and building type.
Take turns activating buildings. Gain resources based on how many of a particular building you have, then make secret offers to others (based on the type of building you activated) for buildings and resources. Be careful- if your offer is too low, it may backfire on you!
Take turns activating buildings. Gain resources based on how many of a particular building you have, then make secret offers to others (based on the type of building you activated) for buildings and resources. Be careful- if your offer is too low, it may backfire on you!
At the end of the round, the Dragon will move at least one space around the mountain. Whichever building type she passes dictates which building projects owe interest to her - payable immediately! Sometimes new building tiles revealed in the center will indicate that she should be moved more than one space, or that other events should trigger.
At the end of the round, the Dragon will move at least one space around the mountain. Whichever building type she passes dictates which building projects owe interest to her - payable immediately! Sometimes new building tiles revealed in the center will indicate that she should be moved more than one space, or that other events should trigger.


Click on the banner above to read the rules to Dragon's Interest!
Click on the banner above to read the rules to Dragon's Interest!
At $30,000, we will add a King and Dragon Meeple to the game to take the place of their cardboard counterparts.
At $30,000, we will add a King and Dragon Meeple to the game to take the place of their cardboard counterparts.
At $45,000 we will add a Mountain Meeple for your Dragon to circle, as well as stickers for all the meeples - your Knights, King, Dragon, and Mountain that was just unlocked.
At $45,000 we will add a Mountain Meeple for your Dragon to circle, as well as stickers for all the meeples - your Knights, King, Dragon, and Mountain that was just unlocked.
At $60,000, we will add a cloth lining into the Premium Magnetic Box so your Knights and Coins don't get so bruised when they are thrown into it!
At $60,000, we will add a cloth lining into the Premium Magnetic Box so your Knights and Coins don't get so bruised when they are thrown into it!

Dragon's Interest will follow our high quality shipping standard of being bubble wrapped inside a custom fitted box to ensure maximum safety when being shipped to you.. This will ensure that your copy arrives in pristine condition, ready to enjoy.

What does Friendly Shipping mean? It means that for each of the above countries we will be sending bulk shipments to fulfillment partners paying VAT and fulfilling more directly. We have also done all we can to ensure that globally everyone has a good experience with the best shipping options that we could source. Whenever a shipping partner has the games and is ready to ship, we give the green light. This means that some parts of the world might receive their game a few weeks before other places. This is done so that you get your game the earliest we are able to get it to you! 

Friendly Local Game Stores are an invaluable part of this hobby that we love, and we appreciate everything they do to bring value to the industry. TMG recognizes that the brick & mortar store is not only a place to buy games, but a location for people to enjoy their hobby with a welcoming community. 

The individuals who own and run game stores are some of the most informed people within the industry, and the knowledge that they have shared with TMG has proven to be most insightful. We invite all Retailers to join our Facebook Retailer Group so they can be part of the conversation between publisher and retailer, get any questions they might have answered, and be involved in future projects. The group is available now, and not just for backers. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TMGRetailers/ 

Please use our TMG Retailer Facebook Group for specific pledge information for Dragon's Interest.

Risks and challenges

Tasty Minstrel Games (TMG) has successfully delivered on multiple KS projects, publishing and shipping games throughout the world. As an established small games company with a reputation for delivering quality products, the greatest challenge we face is managing delays and successfully communicating modified expectations to backers who want varying amounts of update information. The risk is that of expected delivery date delays. TMG has years of experience in the industry , and always tries to set accurate expectation dates. Delays can happen with these processes, always giving the risk of increased wait times.

TMG is a small team of individuals with experience in publishing and delivering on KS projects, we appreciate your support and excitement.

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