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Ron
Austria
Vienna
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ASL ... yes, this is my Desert Island Game. If I have to give up all my 3000+ games and only allowed to keep one, this would be it. This bloody game stood the test of time. Around for more than 25 years - simply the best.
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Devoted Follower of the Most Holy Church of the Evil Bob. Possessed and down the road to become chaotic, evil & naughty. All hail the Evil Bob and his Stargate.
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10
Oct 2011
Great. Brings the game to another dimension. The 2nd Ed Dragon expansion was crap and unbalanced the game, but this one is simply great. Kudos, FFG!
2012-03-04
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Tamás Szabó
Hungary
Budapest
Pest
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10
Sep 2012
The Dragon expansion brings strategic depth to the game and playing with other expansions the game becomes more colorful and challenging. Sometimes it can really hard to survive some events or encounters, but by this expansion a lot could be at stake when you make decisions.
Concerning the new inner regions, I really like how the bigger scale of the Dragon Tower creates the illusion of depth around it comparing it to the rest of the main board.
Overall, a nice work!

Update on 25 November, 2013.
Definitely my favourite expansion to Talisman (4th Revised Edition). I like dragons, who doesn't?

10 points
2014-02-15
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Robert Price
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10
Apr 2015
Dragon adds a lot of new features to the game and can really mess up your day or make it a little better. Highly recommended.
2015-05-21
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Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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9
Sep 2011
One of the best expansions. Must have.
2011-09-17
Jason Dowd
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9
Sep 2011
Best expansion yet
2011-09-26
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Robert Martin
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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9
Jun 2012
Great, very thematic expansion. Adds a ton of new gamplay elements. There is a cost, of course. Lots of extra cards and tokens you have to keep up with. It's great when you're in the mood for it. One big complaint - the Dragon Tower should absolutely have been in 3-D. You missed the boat on that FFG!
2012-06-04
Talismano
Italy
Torino
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9
Jan 2013
Unire il gioco base a questa espansione rende il tutto ancora più pazzesco e incredibile! La lotta contro i draghi sarà feroce e entusiasmante! Preparatevi perchè non sarà cosa facile Materiale a non finire e parte di mappa nuovaaaa a doppia faccia!!!!
2013-01-27
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Alexander Goebel
Germany
Lübbecke
NRW
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Ever wondered why people read the overtext? I didn't!
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9
Aug 2013
This is the only Big Box Expansion I got, despite mixed reactions to it. The extra Game Mechanics don't feel that good, I have to agree, but come on: it's DRAGONS! And we got a whole lot of them in the pack, with 4 big Dragon Bosses, new Epic Endings that increase playtime further and a lot of Dragons in the new Dragon Specific Adventure Decks. The Artwork alone should make You jumping in joy ^^

The new Characters are for the most part pretty good (I just don't like the Dragon Hunter, that bastard ^^) and with the Dragon Rider You got the biggest Miniature in the Game.

If You think your Talisman Experience ends to quickly, than get this Expansion and add a few hours of Epic Battle.
2013-08-30
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Richard Soulsby
United Kingdom
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8.5
Oct 2011
Thematically very focused, drawing satisfyingly on both 2nd and 3rd edition Dragon expansions. A bountiful collection of Talisman goodies with many possibilities for house-ruling and personalisation. As always, some great individual cards and well-designed characters. Figures still too small. New rules are somewhat over-elaborate for my taste and the cards are not quite as varied nor imaginative as I had hoped.
2011-10-03
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Marc Hubbard
Australia
Annerley
QLD
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8.5
Feb 2015
Great expansion! Would not enjoy the Base game without it.
2015-05-06
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Erik Miller
United States
Naperville
Illinois
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8.5
May 2012
A great expansion if you want to play Talisman a little different. Takes a little longer because you have to draw a token at the start of your turn.
2013-02-28
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Aaron Tubb
United States
Fuquay Varina
NC
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8
Sep 2014
I think all of the content (characters, cards, and board) is great. I basically see this expansion as a couple cool variant inner region boards, somce cool new characters, some alt. endings, and a bunch of new cards and tokens with several different suggestions in the rulebook on how to use them.

The "normal" way to play the Dragon expansion REALLY changes the game and sort of has an Arkham Horror feel to it, which I think is interesting, but I'm not really a big fan of it. See my review:
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/752603/gratuitous-dragons-an...

My newest way to use the dragon stuff is to treat the Dragon Tower as a separate board accessible from the Portal of Power space. You move within it with a die roll as normal and draw from a combine dragon deck (all three dragon decks shuffled together, with cards referencing sleep, tokens, or rage removed. Fight a random dragon king at the top and gain a treasure and move to any space in outer/middle region if you win.
2014-07-21
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Brian Davis
United States
Hobbs
New Mexico
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8
Aug 2012
I really liked the new characters and I really really liked the dragon scale mechanic as it provides a greater variety of choice!
2012-09-04
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Mikko Karjalainen
Finland
Tampere
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8
Nov 2011
Makes the game more fun. The Dragon king variant seems to be the way to play the game now.
2011-11-01
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Jonathan Rodman
United States
Sioux Falls
South Dakota
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8
Oct 2011
Wow. This expansion takes FFG's Talisman up a notch. It's so fun, adds so much and really makes the game feel different. The new characters play great with it but you should really have one either the Highland or the Dungeon to help spread the effects of the Dragon Lords over a greater area. Of course, it's best with ALL the expansions.
2011-10-15
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Chris Smith
Canada
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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8
Jan 2012
(2 plays)
Not as big a fan of this one, just a bit too "fiddly". The dragon princes could have been cooler.
2013-12-19
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jean dubon
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8
Nov 2012
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2012-03-11
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Julien Morel
France
BURGILLE
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8
Mar 2012
Une excellent extension, qui augmente considérablement la difficulté du jeu et apporte un peu de couleur (3 exactement...)
2013-02-23
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Simon Wiese
Germany
35043 Marburg
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8
Nov 2014
The Dragon Scales made the game more complicated than it should be. We rarely play with this expansion, which is sad, because the Dragon Decks itself contain many interesting cards. Characters are cool, also. 6/10.

EDIT: With houserules, this plays a lot better, making it a 8/10 for me now.
2014-11-23
Robert Crossett
Canada
Burnaby
British Columbia
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8
May 2014
Great addition to Talisman.
2014-05-21
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Maciej Niedballa
Poland
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Nov 2014
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2014-12-30
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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Be Happy in your Game!
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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7.6
Sep 2011
Finally the Dragons I couldn't get for the ridiculously high price of the hard to find 3rd edition Dragon Tower. This version seems to add a few more twists though with the dragon scales.
2011-09-20
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jeff ven
Belgium
antwerpen
borgerhout
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7.5
Oct 2011
Probably the best expansion for talisman to date.
In the beginning i was somewhat skeptic about the changes to the base game, but i found that it gives a fresh start to one of my most played games.
2011-10-07
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Chris Wheatley
United Kingdom
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7.5
Feb 2013
Completely game changing, adds an amount of extra book-keeping.
2013-03-12
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joel french
United States
Connecticut
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7.5
Jul 2015
Cool ideas and artwork, but changes the game a little too much...still enjoyable, but only if everyone is super focused and up for it.
2015-07-20
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Chris Tannhauser
United States
San Diego
California
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The Cathedral is vast, as are you.
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7
Nov 2014
Kinda-sorta super-fiddly. It bogged the game down—but that might be because we had six players and Talisman proper can drag, time-wise, with more than four. Looking forward to rerating after a play in the sweet spot.

Otherwise, yeah, dragons. I was never really into them, don't think they're cool. I'd probably feel differently if I were a huge Anne McCaffrey nut, or had smoked a dragon-shaped bong in junior high, or owned a collection of those pewter-n-crystal statuettes... but, alas, I'm not, I haven't, and I don't.
2015-05-08
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Luis Paulino Mora Lizano
Costa Rica
Asunción de Belén
Heredia
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7
Jun 2012
The dragon decks have a bigger proportion of enemies, but most ot them are hard. So, in the beginning of the game players will be after the normal adventure cards, until they have the right level to try the dragon decks more regularly in order to get ready for the trip to the Crown of Command. Since the proportion of enemies has been gradually lowered with the expansions, it is a nice addition to have this decks full of encounters, even when picking the dragon token at the start of your turn could be tedious.
2012-06-10
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Steve Williams
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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BITS FOR THE BITS GOD!
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Staring in dumbfounded terror at Frans Raynor's neckbeard.
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7
Sep 2013
Slightly complicated for Talisman. Adds a fair amount of upkeep to a game that previously had none.
2012-01-05
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Jin TS
Malaysia
Petaling Jaya
Selangor
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7
Dec 2011
Nice addition but i still don't feel the excitement after just one play. My rating may change after more plays. New characters are cool and the new inner region board is a very intelligent twist.

Update: the token mechanic is troublesome, so i really don't like it. But the alternative new inner region board is good, especially the Dragon Tower.
2013-05-10
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Andrew Dowling
Australia
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7
Jan 2013
I really liked this expansion and didn't find it as fiddly as some of the reviewers have suggested. The new endgame in the Dragon's Tower is a nice change of pace.
2013-01-10
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Jeff Brewer
Australia
DUNLOP
Canberra
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7
Jan 2012
For trade/ sale. In very good condition.
2015-04-16
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Matthew Taylor
United States
Jacksonville
Florida
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7
Apr 2012
See Talisman below
2013-03-21
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Lonnie Thompson
United States
Salem
Oregon
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7
Mar 2012
great end game expansion.
2012-03-04
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Alessandro Gori
Italy
Tegoleto
AREZZO
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7
Sep 2013
Expansion
2014-10-22
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Sarah Brennick
United States
Lewiston
Maine
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7
Apr 2013
This expansion added a lot to the game, moreso than the Dragon's Tower in previous editions. The fact that the Dragon Kings were playing "Hot Potato" with the Crown of Command was amusing and added a nice bit of randomness to the gameplay. The way the dragon scales were implemented added a bit more flavor to the board as well. It's definately a nice expansion to go with if you are a Talisman fan.
2013-04-30
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Chad Hensley
United States
Kansas City
Missouri
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7
Jan 2014
EXPANSION

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Thoughts: Difficult to add for non-experienced players. Expansion lost some luster when I actually played by the rules and not the rules according to a friend's memory.
2015-06-17
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Warren Tutwiler
United States
Saint John
Missouri
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7
Oct 2014
EXCELLENT expansion, adds a lot of depth with the dragon tokens, etc.
2014-10-28
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Christian Hardy
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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6.5
Nov 2011
I really wanted to like The Dragon Expansion, but there are too many confusing rules added for the sake of complexity.

I love the characters that came with this game, and the art design of the expansion is excellent, but the muddled rules ruin the gameplay experience. The rulebook for an expansion SHOULD NOT be as long as the rules to the base game.

I am currently trying to work out some way to play this game without adding in all the unnecessary rules, but as an out-of-the-box expansion, it is disappointing.
2011-11-07
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Christopher Boat
United States
Ankeny
Iowa
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6
Apr 2015
My main issue with Talisman was the Crown of Command. Some expansions attempted to fix it with variants but no variant has balanced the game quite as much as the Dragon King. Players can actually form a strategy on which Dragon they want to try to defeat by collecting dragon scales of a matching color, however, to collect scales players must take on challenges from the dragon decks, which tend to be very tough.

Without going into too much detail, the Dragon Expansion is a great way to stop players from rushing the center of the board and pulling off a lucky win. This expansion does tend to lengthen an already long game though.
2011-12-03
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Jim Patching
United Kingdom
Newport
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6
Jul 2012
Not as cool as I thought it was going to be. Book keeping seems out of place with Talisman and this doesn't shake up the basic game as much as I thought it might.
2012-07-08
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GAMERAMI AWESOME
United States
Illinois
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6
Apr 2012
Over-rated game but brings back old memories.
2012-04-20
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Florian Rieder
Austria
Vienna
Vienna
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6
Feb 2014
The first look inside the box was a bit underwhelming, but the options and new rules bring a nice variety to Talisman.
2013-02-04
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Plaid Dragon
United States
Austin
Texas
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6
Oct 2014
Worst of the xpacs given how the Dragon rules muck up the gameplay. My group's solution to include this xpac is to COMPLETELY throw out its official rules and play with our own.
2015-06-02
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Glenn Darrin
United States
Orlando
Florida
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6
May 2013
Nice change for the inner region. Lots of fun going in to face the dragon "lord" and the many dragon encounters throughout the game. However, very clunky mechanisms. The dragon tokens are maddening.
2013-07-31
Owned
Pork Chop
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6
Feb 2014
Meh expansion. But it's Talisman!
2014-06-15
Owned
Loose Cannon
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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5
Apr 2014
I want to like it, i really do.
2014-04-10
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James E
United States
Scottsdale
Arizona
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5
Jan 2012
Changes game mechanics and flow. Slows down the base game. Quickly clutters the board with dragon "scales" and cards from the expansion. In the end, I was dissapointed.
2012-03-27
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Kent Seidler
United States
Fair Lawn
New Jersey
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5
Jan 2015
Changes the game a whole bunch more than I generally like an expansion to, but not too bad.
2013-06-13
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Evan Dunn
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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5
Mar 2013
Expansion, best big box expansion to talisman. Adds a lot of depth and choice (for talisman that is) while not expanding the board.
2012-10-26
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Brant Benoit
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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5
Jul 2015
Got it, and it adds quite a bit of extra tedium to an already long game.
Keep the cards, characters, and stuff, and ditch the rest.

Talisman doesn't need more rules.
2015-07-30
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