Sleeping Queens Board Game by Gamewright

Sleeping Queens Board Game by Gamewright

Rescue slumbering royalty in Sleeping Queens, the game about breaking curses, distracting knights with dragons, and other fairytale hilarity. It’s a quick, whimsical card game that the whole family can enjoy.
Base Game

Play Time
20 Mins
2 to 5
Age Level
6 and Up
Our Reviews
$14.00 USD
$14.00 USD
Our Reviews Details What's in the Box? How To Play Rule Book Reviews and Questions

Sleeping Queens - A Family Review

This family game created by a family was an instant favourite for our crew! Sleeping Queens is the perfect mix of whimsy, simplicity, and math. A quick play, our first game took us only 15 minutes, and we enjoyed it so much we wanted to play more rounds immediately.

11yo: “I liked the math and that I could choose my own equations.”

Structured kind of like a standard deck of cards, Sleeping Queens has face cards and number cards. Part of the game is making equations with the number cards (to draw more cards), and you get to choose the equation. This was great. Our kids could make the equations as simple or as complex as they liked, depending on their comfort with math. We definitely love having sneaky education in games! Another perk? No need to read to be able to play!

9yo: “My favourite part was melting the knights with the dragons.”

The art in Sleeping Queens is whimsical. Cute and kooky themed Queens and Kings made us all laugh. Each time a new one was revealed the whole table wanted to see the art. The Cat Queen, Sunflower Queen, and Cookie King were our table’s favorites!

We liked the chill vibe of the game combined with how fast the cards moved in and out of peoples’ hands. It meant there wasn’t really hard feelings when a favourite card was taken by another player. By the end of the game, even though there was only one winner, we all left the table feeling happy!

Helpful hints

  • The game is super easy after the first round.
  • Challenge younger kids by using subtraction instead of addition!


Rise and Shine! The Pancake Queen, the Ladybug Queen and ten of their closest friends have fallen under a sleeping spell and it's your job to wake them up. Use strategy, quick thinking and a little luck to rouse these napping nobles from their royal slumbers. Play a knight to steal a queen or take a chance on a juggling jester. But watch out for wicked potions and dastardly dragons! The player who wakes the most queens wins.

Imagine a place where there's a queen of all pancakes, a king of cookies and a pack of over-protective dragons. If this sounds like something out of a dream, it actually is! Sleeping Queens was invented by 6-year-old Miranda Evarts, who thought up the game one night when she couldn't fall asleep. She awoke the next morning and with help from her older sister, Madeleine and her parents, Denise and Max created this wonderfully whimsical world of napping nobles. As you immerse yourself in the Evarts's fantasyland, you will find a game that helps develop memory, strategy, and elementary arithmetic skills. Just be careful when playing potion cards or you could wind up putting all the players to sleep!

What's in the Box

  • 79 cards
  • Rules of Play

How to Play


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