With Seven Dragons, it’s easy to tell when some of the more prominent cards are missing, like, say, the Rainbow Dragon, or the Silver Dragon, or one of the Goals - but for all those panel cards, how do you figure out which one you might need replaced?

This takes a bit of sorting, but it actually goes quickly if you use the recommended layout system. It can even be quite fun.

**Your Seven Dragons deck should contain:**

1 Silver Dragon (set aside)

1 Rainbow Dragon (set aside)

5 Goal cards: one for each color (set aside)

The Layout:

10 Full-panel cards: two each of the five main colors

Create an imaginary grid by laying these out in the same order across the top and down the side to designate a row and column for each color.

15 Action cards: three for each color

Where each column crosses the row of the same color, lay out the sets of Actions for each color. For example, make a little pile of three Red Actions where the Red column intersects the Red row. These should form a diagonal if you’ve put the colors in the same order across the top as down the side.

10 Short-way Two-panel cards (cards are split so each half takes up one short side)

10 Long-way Two-panel cards (cards are split so each half takes up one long side)

Take all the Two panel cards and place them in the grid so they occupy the spot where their two colors intersect. Keep the Short-way Two-panels on one side of the diagonal, and the Long-way Two-panel cards on the other side of the diagonal. All spaces should be filled

The remaining cards do not need a layout to list:

10 Quad-panel cards (four dragons shown): two for each set that is LACKING a given color

For example, there are two quads which LACK a Red dragon, two cards which LACK a Blue dragon, and so on. If you’re missing just one of a set of two, be sure to describe the positions of the dragons on the card you have, so we know which you are missing.

5 Long-way Three-panel cards (three panels including one long-half): one with each of the five colors in the largest (long half) panel slot

5 Short-way Three-panel cards (three panels including a short-half): one with each of the five colors in the largest (short half) panel slot.

This makes a total of 72 cards in the box. A rulesheet is also included.