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Year Published
2007
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(198 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
75 − 100 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(37 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Subdomain
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Primary Name
In the Year of the Dragon
Alternate Names
L'Année du Dragon
En el Año del Dragón
Im Jahr des Drachen
W roku Smoka
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Stefan Feld's 3rd game by Alea is In the Year of the Dragon.

Players take on the role of Chinese rulers around the year 1000. The game plays out in twelve rounds, with each round representing one month in a year that seems to go from bad to worse. Disease, drought, and attacks from the Mongols may claim lives, but make sure you have enough money to offer a tribute to the Emperor.

The game play is easier than it may appear. Every player has a set of "person" cards. Each round, you choose one action (most of which call on your workers' abilities) help you prepare for the months ahead. Then you play one person card, recruiting that person and placing him into one of your palaces. Each person brings different skills and abilities to help you ride out the year. (Farmers help you gain rice to survive a drought month, Tax Collectors raise money, etc.) At the end of each round, that month's event is triggered, which may cost you some of your workers, some money, or give you points.

Careful planning is the key to surviving "the year of the dragon," but survival alone may not win you the game.

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In the Year of the Dragon is number 12 in the Alea Big Box Series. Illustrations by Michael Menzel (Boxcover) and Harald Lieske. Playing time: 50-100 minutes, depending on the number of players.

Awards

2008: Spiel des Jahres Recommendation.

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German edition
Publisher: alea
Artist: Harald Lieske, Michael Menzel
Year: 2007
Product Code: 26 912 9
Size: 12.20 x 8.66 x 2.68 inches
2.08 pounds
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Rio Grande English Edition
Publisher: alea, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2007
Product Code: RGG 348
Size: 12.40 x 10.70 x 2.20 inches
2.39 pounds
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Publisher: Filosofia Éditions
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2007
Size: 12.40 x 10.70 x 2.20 inches
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0 Rules Translation to Portuguese
Rules translation to portuguese - V1 Tradução das regras para português - V1
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2015-04-20
4 Im Jahr des Drachen reference sheet 龍年 繁中單頁參考單
Game rounds briefed on front page, some text corrected.
Chinese
2015-03-11
0 Rules summary card, double-sided, Czech
České shrnutí pravidel na dvoustranné kartě, nejlépe k vytištění na A6. Czech rules summary on a double-sided card, best to be printed to A6. Translation of the same card in English by BGG user Sean Harrelson: http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/67237/in-the-year-of-the-dragon-game-reference-3x5
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2014-05-18
3 In the year of the Dragon - Hoja de ayuda
Hoja de ayuda en español. Preparada para usarla en formato apaisado incluye la relación entre personas, cartas de acción y eventos, setup, fases y puntuación final.
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2013-11-12
33 [Español] Reglas a la JcK
Completo resumen de las reglas con imagenes al estilo JcK [imageid=1251209 medium]
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2012-01-31
1 Quick reference italiano
QR in italiano con svolgimento del turno e descrizione di eventi e azioni (formato .pdf)
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2011-12-12
13 In The Year of The Dragon Game Reference 3x5
A game reference for In The Year of The Dragon, including actions and events, all for a 3x5 index card. *V.2 With corrections.*
English
2011-05-26
7 Karta pomocy gracza (A4)
Karta pomocy gracza (format A4). Player Aid in Polish
Polish
2011-02-24
3 Samenvattingskaart
Voor een snelle opfrissing van de spelregels
Dutch
2010-12-07
30 ITYOTD Summary Chart (Action-oriented)
This is an "action-oriented" summary chart. I make this chart to show the relationship between different people and different actions. Hope this help. Comments are welcome.
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Num Ratings: 7344
Average Rating: 7.44
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