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10 Games Like Dragonvale

Updated on July 16, 2014

10 Great Alternatives to the Game of Dragonvale

Do you love the game of Dragonvale, but find that you have nothing to do while waiting for your cool-downs? Are you simply looking for something with a similar theme to Dragonvale to get something a bit, "fresh".

There are quite a few apps and games for the iPad and iPhone. Some of the games are "paid" with nominal fees attached. But most of them are nice and free.

Many of these games are Dragonvale clones, or at least appeal to many of the same demographics as though that love the game of Dragonvale. So if you are looking for games that are like Dragonvale then you should be in luck.

The hard part is not finding games and apps for the ipad, after all, but wading through all the junk for those that are both free (or inexpensive) and worth your time to play.

Fortunately, I have done some of that legwork here, finding these 10 games like Dragonvale.

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DragonVale - Backflip Studios

Games like Dragonvale

Games for iPad, iPhone and iPad

Tiny Monsters - A free Game Just like Dragonvale

Tiny Monsters-Games like Dragonvale
Tiny Monsters-Games like Dragonvale

If you are looking for a game like Dragonvale, it does not get much better than, Tiny Monsters.

This game is all about breeding rare monsters for your village. You raise, breed and hatch adorable monsters. If you are lucky, then you can even get some legendary and special monsters.

===>>>Or Just Download Tiny Monsters

Tiny Zoo Friends similar to Dragonvale?
Tiny Zoo Friends similar to Dragonvale?

Tiny Zoo (iPad and iPhone) Free

Free game from Zynga

Dream Zoo is a game that is similar to Dragonvale in quite a few ways. It is a social game at heart, and a lot of fun to raise your tiny zoo creatures and critters.

Rather than breeding dragons in a circus, you are breeding animals. You start with a lowly and plain looking animals and grow a huge variety of cute, and adorable creatures as the game progresses. You can decorate crossbreed and make all sorts of rare and ultra rare combinations. A game very similar to the classic Dragonvale.

All of the different animals you grow, feed, take care of and breed. Each type will have a certain "personality" and the world is a growling and living this, which can be explored. There is a lot going on in this game, it is different enough from Dragonvale to not just be a copy, but it is also close enough that those who love Dragonvale will find a lot of the familiar in this great animal breeding game.

===>>>Download Tiny Zoo Friends

Pocket Frog Wiki
Pocket Frog Wiki

Pocket Frogs (iPad and iPhone) Free

This game also deals with some breeding. But also a lot more making your frog hop around. You hop your frog from lily-pad to lily-pad looking for new frogs to breed,. Again, your frogs start out basic, but as you grow in the game you can get more complex and beautiful cute little frogs.

You gain frogs by breeding two frogs from the selection tabs. You can have frog races, you gain coins, you can gift and find new frogs and there are quite a few more ways to interact with others in this fun social game.

Pocket Frogs can basically be separated into a few different mini games:

Breeding, Raising and Growing FrogsThe Lily Pad Hop Mini GameRacing FrogsInteracting with other Pocket Frog ownersMuch like Dragonvale, you can sell frogs, based on their rarity level and their happiness. You gain XP and Gold as you play the game and it can be a quite enjoyable game-play.Like many of the free games that are similar to Dragonvale (and Dragonvale itself) the game is free to play, but there are always in game options that do cost money. But nothing that affects the gameplay itself.===>>>Download Pocket FrogsOr find out more by checking out the :Pocket Frogs Wiki

Pocket Frog

Dragon Eggs (iPad, iPhone, iPod) $.99 and Free

Dragon Eggs Game Wiki
Dragon Eggs Game Wiki

Note on cost of Dragon Eggs game: There is a free version of the Dragon Eggs game that you can download and play... but it is limited gameplay. Full game play costs a whopping $0.99.

This game is a game like Dragonvale in only a few limited ways. It has dragons. It has dragon eggs, and you are trying to hatch cute baby dragons. Outside of those parameters it is a little bit difference.

The game play is simply tapping the correct areas of the screens to simulate dragon wing flaps while flying your dragon around with an egg perched on its back. You are timed, and will try to beat your old times as you progress and difficulties are added in. You can also collect gems along the way for fire breathing, as the challenges get more difficult. IN the end there are 45 puzzles you will have to complete in the entire game. Worthy of quite a few hours of Game play to learn and master this fun dragon flying game..

===>>>Get the Dragon Eggs Game

Dragon City Mobile (iPad/iPhone) Free

Dragon City Mobile
Dragon City Mobile

Dragon City Mobile...hey that has dragons...it must be the most like Dragonvale, right?

Well yes, and no. In some ways Dragon Island is a little bit like Dragonvale. In other ways, it is not in the least bit similar. Think of it as a little bit Dragonvale, A little bit Final Fantasy and a little bit Pokémon.

The goal is pretty simple. You grow and breed your dragons, build a dragon city Go back, breed tougher and stronger Dragons and do it again.

A little bit RP and a little bit Dragonvale type social game, mixed together for a fun iPad/iPhone touch experience. A new game that sure owes something to the original, but is it's own fun game.

===>>Get Dragon City Mobile

Pocket Creatures (iPhone and iPad) $4.99 - or a "lite" Free version. LInk is to the FREE version, you can always upgrade if you enjoy the game.

Pocket Creature Wiki
Pocket Creature Wiki

Pocket Creatures is more of a "virtual pet" game than a real "breeding game" like Dragonvale. But it is a heap of fun.

You get a cute and cuddly little character that you have to take care of. As you do he will begin to grow, gain powers and even develop a personality. His moods are powerful and can actually affect the area around him. Simply one of the best virtual pet games out there and good enough that even with all the ways it is NOT like Dragonvale there is enough similarity's with raising a cute little critter that many people who love Dragonvale may really love this game.

Pocket Creatures is a well designed game, it is high quality and it has great graphics and makes an awesome game for both the iPad and the iPhone.

Unfortunately Pocket Creatures is NOT as good as a free game. There is a $4.99 charge for this game for the full, unsponsered version. Why not check out the free version, you can always upgrade later, but if you like virtual pets...this cool app is well worth the five spot.

===>>>Download Pocket Creatures

Trade Nations - A Game of Trade and Community

Trade Nations Game
Trade Nations Game

Trade Nations is a game of trade and community.

It is not a duplicate of Dragonvale, but shares some of the fun and originality. Mayors act socially and ship and receive goods and merchandise.

While trade is the major aspect of Trade Nations, as you might expect from the name, there is also a lot more to it than just trade. In Trade Nations, you also build and expand your community and your housing and shops.

===>>Get this game

Check out Trade Nations Website

Dragon Chaser (iPhone, iPad, iPod) Free

Dragon Chaser may be the game least like Dragonvale. Hey, it has Dragons, though, so it can't be all bad... and it is not. Although it is a very different game from Dragonvale, that does not mean that it is not a fun and interesting game in it's own right.

The play has three game modes. Action Game. Flight Shoot. And Defense.

Rather than raising cute and cuddly little dragons, in this game you are a Viking warrior fighting off a series of cartoonish dragons. I is a fun and worthwhile game to check out.

Heck...it is free, so it can't be all bad, right?

===>>>Download Dragon Chaser (FREE VERSION)

Dragon Story - Another free game similar to Dragonvale

Dragon Story
Dragon Story

Dragon Story is another game similar to Dragonvale. You hatch and raise dragons and build houses, add decorations, buildings and expand your territory. Lots of fun!

If you like Dragonvale, then you will surely like the game of Dragon Story.

Find out more about Dragon Story HERE: On the Dragon Story Wiki

===>>>Or just Download Dragon Story for Free

Monster Pet Shop- Dragonvale
Monster Pet Shop- Dragonvale

Monster Pet Shop

Monster pet shop is a game that lets you breed your cute little monsters,clean their habitats, and then sell them and compare with your friends.

It is a game that can be played on any apple products, from iPad to iPod and of course on the new iPhone 5 (or any generation of iPhone for that matter) .

Monster Pet Shop is similar in many ways to the popular Dragonvale.

But Monster Pet Shop is its own creation. It has unique and fun challenges... and of course...many monsters.

See More about Monster Pet Shop on Facebook

===>>>Download Monster Pet Shop

Check out Dragonvale and other cool similar games through Amazon

Some great free games you can get through Amazon, All wonderful fun for your iPhone or other mobile devices.

So you love Dragonvale?

Download a free (or cheap) version of a game like Dragonvale

What was I looking for when I built this list?

If you are looking for a free game like Dragonvale, then you have come to the right place.

This list of 11 games is dedicated to a few important criteria.

1. They are solid and enjoyable games. Not a cheaply put together and boring game

2. The Games are Free. (or in a few cases have a VERY small nominal fee)

3. There are outbound links for download, further information, official websites and videos (when applicable)

4. The Games either a. feature dragons and similar fantasy fun b. the game features a "breeding" aspect like Dragonvale. The game has a "pet" raising aspect. Preferably all three.

Quite a few decent games did not make the cut because they failed in one of these aspects. I know I may not hit your tastes perfectly, but I have taken an effort to appeal to the general taste bracket for this great ipad game. I think I have included a large selection and enough information to let you decide on your own whether the games on this list will be "right" for you.

I hope you find a game similar enough to Dragonvale to suit your tastes perfectly. Enjoy!

I need YOUR Help!

Do you have great games like Dragonvale?

Let me know about your favorite iPad/iPhone/iPad Touch games. Let me know what makes them "like" Dragonvale.

I would like to add a lot more than 6 games to this list, so please share your picks with me in the comments below.

Know other games like Dragonvale??? - Please share your thoughts and other game ideas

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      GemKing 2 years ago

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      goldkoifish 3 years ago

      I have another game similar to DV. It is called Dragons World or Dragon Lands : dragons, breeding, fighting, decorating... And I must say it is absolutely gorgeous in full 3D. The dragons are stunning, even the decorations have animations. It is really awesome!

      I also play Dragon City, Dragon Story and Tiny Monsters but Dragons World is by far the most beautiful. Plus it is free to play and has a HD version for ipad (also free).

      And you should add the new game app Dragons, The rise of Berk from The animated movie Dragons by Dreamworks. Also free to play. No breeding but some nice collecting, exploration and building world to do.

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      celeste-hyde1 3 years ago

      I downloaded Dino Pets to my kindle and am obsessed with it. You buy different dinosaurs, breed certain ones to get mythical, expand your land, decorate, buy buildings that earn money, tap on stray dinosaurs running around to earn xp, money and sometimes diamonds. You can play a little feeding game with hungry dinosaurs to earn money and xp. And search for certain villagers roaming around to earn large amounts of xp.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Clash of clans and Jurassic park are similar in game layouts

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yeah Jurassic park, it's just like dragonvale but with Dinosaurs

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      An AWESOME game kind of like DragonVale is called "Giant Realms". It's actually WAY better than DragonVale. You build and decorate Islands and Habitats, you breed very cool Giants, feed them, and the game is 3D, it's totally cool.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My Singing Monsters is a great game. u just get monsters and breed to make new ones-all the monsters make some sort of music so you can create a sorta monster chorus

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Does anyone know a game like tjis that involves dinosaurs

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It's expieriance. it is so that you level up too buy more dragons, structures & islands

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      it`s very fun

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: sucks my dick fuckers

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      tiny monsters

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Dragon city is a good one it is pretty much the exact same. You breed dragons, raise, feed, breed and cross-breed them and it also has an extra thing where you can put your dragons in a battle to win prizes

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: XP is Experience points. You get them to level up in the game. Each level requires a certain amount of XP collected before you reach the next level.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Please can someone tell me what are xp's???? What do they do for the game?? It doesn't seem like I win anything when I win xp's!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My son and I are playing dragonvale but I don't understand what xp's actually are and what they give us instead of money or food, can someone please explain????

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      XxSadieLadyxX 4 years ago

      great lense

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      audrey07 4 years ago

      I haven't tried playing Dragonvale before. I must give it a try one of these days. But I'm hooked on Cityville and Farmville 2 on FB now. They are pretty addictive.

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      dragonvalehacker 4 years ago

      nice lens - have a like :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What about Pet Shop Story

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Try Mermaid World, you don't breed them but you summon new mermaids by having a pair of mermaids sing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Monster story is like dragon story! Add me in game center, my ID is chatte_noire (;

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      zentao 5 years ago

      @360technosoft: Me too! Great games!

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      zentao 5 years ago

      @TheCKids2337: That sounds great! I will have to check out Battle Nations

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      zentao 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Cool! Thanks! I will have to check it out!

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      TheCKids2337 5 years ago

      Battle Nations is also really good, from the same people that made Trade Nations

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Gizmonauts is like dragonvale try it out

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      yogendrachavda 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your knowledge via this big but quality lens.. Liked :)

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      360technosoft 5 years ago

      i like dragon story and tiny monsters....

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I discovered Little Dragons about 2 months ago. Not as addicting as Dragonvale, but still like and play it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      dragon story, and tiny monsters and tiny zoo are like dragon vale. Also the dragon city on facebook

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      dragon city on fb is the exact copy of dragonvale and i found 1 more game, monster pet shop, here you breed your dragons,clean their habitats(takes a little time to breed) and then sell them and compare wid friends, it's free now and 164MB, hope it helped!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      trade nations

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Little dragons

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Add me on game center my gamer tag is zombielord1966

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      zentao 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I will check out Tiny Monsters soon, appreciate it!

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      zentao 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks, I will ceck out Dragon story as soon as i get a chance! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Dragon story