School of Dragons

  • Ben Martin

The decision of where to take your kids to school is probably one of the most significant decisions you will ever have to make because it basically sets the foundation for your child. Luckily, you do not have to worry about where to educate your dragon friends because the School of Dragons has this all figured out. This app immerses you into a world where you not only get to train a dragon but also impart knowledge on them.

In case you haven’t watched the animated movie, School of Dragons, this iOS, and Google Android-compatible app is inspired by the movie. The movie is set in an Island known as Berk where dragons and Vikings coexist. In the game, you will be playing a Viking who gets to raise and bond with a young dragon.

Go on an Amazing Adventure

Although the virtual world of this game is smaller than other similar games, there are numerous places to go and see. There’s a village, beach, a school and wilderness in the surrounding area. On the onset of the gameplay, your Viking character will be going on an information-gathering quest and delivering items. The initial stages of the game will give you a deeper understanding of dragons and their interactions with humans.

If you are a fan of the movie, you will be in for a treat since some of the movie characters are featured in the game as quest-givers. You will instantly recognize these characters because the animations in the game match those in the movie to a tee. The 3D graphics bring the game to life, and they are absolutely stunning.

For the iPad, iPhone, iPad, tablet and Android app, you will have to choose your dragon at the beginning of the game. You have 9 choices. Take time to pick your dragon because there is no changing your mind once it is done unless you change your avatar.

Raise Your Dragon and Bond with It

School of Dragon emphasizes on the dragon and human bonding process. You get to manage your pet’s happiness as well as its hunger. For pleasure, you simply need to play fetch with it and pet it once in a while. However, it is different when it comes to its hunger because the dragon prefers to eat fish. To get the fish, you can either purchase them or play a fishing game within the app which is actually quite fun.

You also get to farm in this game. The idea of the farm is to enable you to grow different types of crops for your animals. Animals, decorative items, plants and items to speed up the germination process are bought using gems and coins which are only accessible through in-app purchases. The in-app purchases range from $4.99 to $99.99 for both the App Store and Google Play app for this game. This is quite expensive, and it restricts the game because there is no way to go further and faster in the game without purchasing some of these items.

Fly Around and Breathe Fire

Once you have gone through the process of raising your dragon, you will start having tons of fun. You can fly around on his back and watch him breathe fire and even get into dragon races. This is the most exciting part of the game. When you get here, I can promise that you will not be able to put the game down. I have a lot of fun playing the game every single day, and it never gets boring.  The controls are uncomplicated, and the game has a fantastic touch response which is great. However, I don’t like the fact that the screen loads for a while when you travel between areas. This is something that should definitely be improved and included in the next update.


Overall, this free app is very interesting and exciting. The adventure is never-ending, and there are so many features to take advantage of. Whether you are a School of Dragons fan or you simply love this genre of games, I have no doubt you will like this awesome app. It is the leading movie-inspired game in my opinion. Get the latest version on Google Play Store or the App Store.