Tale of Dragons is an online game where you adopt dragon eggs and raise them to adulthood. You “feed” your dragon by clicking the egg. Once they are “fed” a certain amount of times, clicking will cause them to grow one level. First cracks appear, then a hatchling, and eventually your dragons will be all grown. Then you can breed them to create new types or if you have enough dragons you can sell or trade eggs with other players.
Because this is an online game, there’s a social aspect to it. Other players can feed your eggs in the Coin Lair and be rewarded with coins. You can also get coins by feeding dragons for other players. Since you don’t know whose eggs you are feeding in the Coin Lair, you can send messages and contact info asking other players to visit your lair. That way you know they’re actually feeding your dragons amongst the many.
Since it takes more and more clicks to grow a dragon, you can use your coins to buy food items in the bazaar that count for more clicks. For instance, a fish counts as ten clicks and a rat counts as 7. I’ve heard that you can buy potions to change how your dragon looks, and decorations to place in your lair. If you want to be sure you get a male or female dragon, there’s a nest for that.
As with many collecting games, there are dozens of different kinds of dragons, each with a (very little) bit of history and a geographic flair. The game operators have themed events where special eggs are available to buy. Each lair can only have 5 residents at a time, but you can put them into a kind of hibernation to make room. You can also “abandon” eggs, so that other players can adopt them.
For the sake of veracity, I’ve been giving Tale of Dragons a try. Thus far I’m finding it a quiet, slow-moving game. My dragon eggs are being clicked and cracks are appearing. I’m stockpiling food for when my hatchlings need more clicks to grow. And I’m waiting to see who my new dragon friends may be.
Those who want action-packed, pulse-pounding, non-stop excitement in your computer games will not enjoy this one. There’s no one shooting at you or trying to run you through here. And (a down side for me) the dragons seem to have zero personality. Nor is there any plot at all. But if you like a relaxing game where you can just dip in a few minutes a day and not miss anything vital, Tale of Dragons could be a good choice for you.