Dragon Times is an educational fantasy card game that aims to motivate children to practice multiplication and division facts while saving Dragons and casting magic spells.
Goal: Save and free the Dragons of Times and become the Wizard’s apprentice.
While playing Dragon Times children improve their mental maths skills and their working memory. They apply strategic thinking and find patterns and connections that enhance their learning.
The special features of the dragons and the magical spellbook help children save the dragons of Times and learn, not just memorize the multiplication and division facts.
What’s inside the box
- 54 spell cards
- 42 dragon cards
- 2 spell books
- 1 spinner
- 1 set of instructions
The spell cards are the numbers 1 to 10. The “Wizard’s choice” spell card can replace any spell card.
The Dragon cards are the multiples of the numbers 1 to 10.
The Dragons have different features designed to help the children know the factors of the number, if it’s even or odd, and if it is a square number.
- Numbers 1-10 are the Baby Dragons.
- Odd numbers are Snake Dragons.
- Even numbers stand on four legs.
- Multiples of 3 (or numbers divisible by 3) have one horn.
- Multiples of 4 have wings.
- Multiples of 5 have big ears.
- Multiples of 6 have a double tail.
- Multiples of 7 have pointy tails.
- Multiples of 8 have a mane.
- Multiples of 9 have three horns.
- Multiples of 10 have two heads, and
- Square numbers breathe or throw fire.
The Spinner shows the features of the dragons based on their factors, if they are even or odd, and if they are square numbers.
The spellbook helps the wizards choose the correct spells. It also shows the special power of each spell.
“ Finding a math-based game that had instant student buy-in and was accessible to all levels and abilities in my class was unbelievable. It was fantastic to watch students joyfully exclaim about finding factors and want to take multiplication work home to practice so they can collect even more dragons next time. Not only does this game encourage multiplication fluency in an effortless way, but it also gives students a chance to build off of each other’s knowledge and gain confidence in math. I would strongly recommend it for any classroom! ”
Aja Geddes, Capitol Hill Elementary, MACC GRADE 4/5
“ Play is a powerful learning tool. Engaging students in activities they enjoy makes learning fun. Dragon Times includes a delightful set of 42 dragon/number cards created with common attributes to link sets of numbers (e.g. two-headed dragons are multiples of 10, square number dragons breathe fire). These cards can be used beyond learning number facts, for students to observe and discover characteristics shared by ‘number families’. The dragon designs are so engaging that one student said, “Let’s not do anything with the numbers until we’ve had time to examine and get to know these fantastic dragons!”
Barbara Johnson, MindStein Challenge Center Coquitlam, BC
“ My kids have always had trouble remembering multiplication tables. They love using Dragon Times to practice. I love that they pick up patterns from the tables and pictures as they memorize the facts. The art is beautiful and the game is fun. I never have to work to convince them to play! ”
Vicky Loh, Homeschooling mom