Dragon Tides emphasizes non-linear play, with your decisions during narrative or from the success or defeat from a scene guides you to the next location and part of the story. Each scene has different objectives for both the heroes and the Tiger Organization making the game more than just a beat-em-up. Components include six double-sided hex maps that are interchanged based on the scene setup; miniatures of Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee, Viktoria Jovovich, Luke Elba, and the four bosses/sub-bosses; ten Action Dice; six Player Boards; Henchmen and item tokens; Signature Move Cards and Attack Cards specific for each character; and health counters.
Designed by Kevin G. Nunn and Luther Bell Hendricks V (Sentinel Tactics, Schlock Mercenaries), Dragon Tides is a story-driven, semi co-op game using custom dice to evoke the feeling of martial arts action/adventure as well as a card element that focuses on how well you read your opponents. Each character has a unique set of signature moves that showcase their personal techniques. Dragon Tides introduces a unique cast of characters that are iconic to the Action genre, creating the roster for the Tiger Organization.