Fist of Dragonstones: Tavern Edition is a closed-fist, bidding game. Players try to outwit their opponents by using gold and magic coins to buy control of an ever-changing cast of enchanted character cards. The powers from those characters help collect valuable Dragonstones, lend their magical powers, help foil other players, and convert Dragonstones into victory.
This new edition has been updated greatly from the original to improve gameplay, including the introduction of the King's Favor, which speeds up play. The game includes more than 70 special character cards, compared to 25 in the original. Artistically, the game has been re-imagined into The Dragon & Flagon universe.