“Play is the highest form of research.”

~ Albert Einstein


Ever since I discovered the creative power of play, I’ve paid more attention to the fun games and puzzles I enjoy in my free time. (I LOVE puzzles!)

My latest favourite is the charming Merge Dragons, which is essentially a simple matching game – or so I thought…

It turns out Merge Dragons has lots of layers and positive undertones, such as healing the land with love and the benefits of evolution.

Like most online games, there are points to be won and coins to be earned, as well as endless levels to keep us players coming back for more.

After a couple of weeks of playing Merge Dragons, I noticed that it was also teaching me some subtle but inspiring lessons about the nature of abundance and savvy investment strategies.

This was such a happy realisation, because I can now while away my playtime knowing that I am not just relaxing with a fun game but also uplevelling my wealth consciousness and money mindset. Win!

And so I share these lessons with you, in case you also are smitten with Merge Dragons, or you’re looking for a playful way to learn basic investment principles and open up to a more abundant worldview.

Who says only children can learn through play?


abundance investment lessons i learned merge dragons game

Abundance & investment lessons I learned from Merge Dragons

1. It’s much easier to win the game when you know the rules.

• • •

2. It’s good to spend money on things that will spit money out every now and then.

• • •

3. You don’t have to do everything yourself. 

• • •

4. Things that seemed impossible on your own suddenly feel more doable when you have support.

• • •

5. When you set things up to run without you, you can take a break while your system keeps growing your treasure. 

• • •

6. You play the game differently when you know some resources are infinitely available. 

• • •

7. As you become more advanced, so do your ambitions. There’s always another goal to aim for.

• • •

8. Sometimes space is more valuable than riches.

• • •

9. Your needs change over time. What you craved in the beginning become less important as you get better at the game.

• • •

10. The game is most fun when it’s not too easy and not too hard.

• • •

11. The more you have, the more you have to manage.

• • •

12. Playing the game is often more fun than winning the prize.

• • •

13. Even when things look impossible, there’s always something you can do.

• • •

14. Saving pennies on a regular basis can make a big difference over time.

• • •

15. It’s nice when free gifts and opportunities float in out of the blue. This happens all the time, once you start to notice.

• • •

16. Nature gives, ceaselessly.

• • •

17. When you cultivate assets that regularly and reliably produce valuable fruit, you no longer need to worry about funding.

• • •

18. Once you know how to create as much money as you need, your focus shifts – you start looking for more exciting projects and games that are about more than just making money.

• • •

19. When you have the right assets, money is a renewable resource.

• • •

20. Income-producing assets are a good thing to spend your money on.

• • •

21. There’s always a new level of the game to discover. 

• • •

22. With just a little education and daily attention, you can make really good progress over time. 

• • •

23. It pays to delegate. And mastering the art of delegating well, pays really well. 

• • •

24. Progressing to the next level is exhilarating. A whole new world of opportunity opens up to you.

• • •

25. Not everything you have is worth keeping.

• • •

26. Somethings are more valuable over time, somethings are less valuable over time. The game is discerning the difference. 

• • •

27. It feels good to heal the land. 

• • •

28. Sometimes you need money, sometimes you need power.

Sometimes you need patience, sometimes you need love.

And sometimes you just need more dragons.  

• • •

I hope you enjoy these lessons learned from my productive play.

Let me know if they help you make your fortune in investing, or boost your appreciation of the abundance all around us, or even just have a little more fun at playtime. 🙂

And if you’d like more of the fun financial insights I’ve discovered in my adventures, take a look at this take on Dharma Wealth. (I think you might like this investment strategy!)  

Hi! I'm Danielle.

creative coach danielle raine

creative coach danielle raine l



creativity tips blog category

life by design blog category

wellness & wellbeing blog category

spirituality & purpose blog category

Book links : Affiliate Disclosure

I am an Amazon Associate. All Amazon links are affiliate links.

Purchases via these links help to support this blog and keep it ad-free - at no cost to you.

I only endorse and recommend products and services that I have experienced myself and that I heartily recommend. 

Your Creative Dharma seek & you will find mantra

Snippets quotes & affirmations from Your Creative Dharma



... because happy creatives are good for the planet. 

We use cookies to improve our service, enhance your experience and analyse our traffic. We do not your share information with third parties. Your use of this site indicates agreement to the storage of data and cookies. View more
Cookies settings
Privacy & Cookie policy
Privacy & Cookies policy
Cookie name Active

Terms of Use

Here follows information on this site's terms of use. You are advised to read the terms carefully before using this site. Your use of this site is indication of your acceptance of these terms of use and your agreement to abide by them. If you don't agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using this website.

• • •


The suggestions, ideas or advice contained within this website, or material linked from this website, may not be suitable for everyone. The information is based on my personal opinion regarding the subject matter. It is the responsibility of the reader to carefully investigate all aspects of any decisions or changes made as a result of reading this material. I obtained the information contained herein from my own personal life experience and from sources I believe to be reliable but I neither imply nor intend any guarantee of accuracy. I am not qualified to dispense specific health, relationship or any other type of professional advice. Should the reader need such advice, her or she must seek services from a competent professional. I particularly disclaim any liability, loss, or risk taken by individuals who directly or indirectly act on the information contained herein. I believe the advice presented here is sound, but readers cannot hold me responsible for either the actions they take or the results of those actions.

• • •


This website and the material herein is provided without guarantees as to its accuracy, and I accept no liability for any loss or damage, direct or indirect, incurred by the user in connection with this site or the use, inability to use, or results of the use of this site as well as any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it.

• • •


I value your trust in my work and resources, and I hold your privacy in high regard - your emails and data will never be sold to a third party.  All systems are designed to be GDPR-compliant, and to avoid spam or unwanted communications - you will only ever receive the information you explicitly consent to receive.  Full disclosure: my current tech systems do generate data reports of email and website interaction, however this data will only ever be used to improve my services and the experience for my customers and website visitors.  Email opt-ins are collected via Aweber (Click here for Aweber's Permission Pledge) and Simplero (Click here for Simplero's Privacy Policy).

• • •


Some of the links on this site may contain affiliate codes. Any commission gained from these affiliate relationships is paid by the vendor, for advertising services - at no cost to the reader or visitor to this site. This helps to keep my blog free of banner ads. However, only products or services that I have personally sampled will be recommended. Other products and services may be mentioned and linked to, but are not necessarily endorsed by me. Danielle Raine is a participant in the Amazon Europe S.à r.l. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk/Javari.co.uk/Amazon.de/Amazon.fr/Javari.fr/Amazon.it.

• • •


Last updated: 26.10.21 We use cookies on danielleraine.com. By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies. Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies. What are cookies Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. How this website uses cookies When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser. We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the Service, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioural advertising. We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service: - Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
Save settings
Cookies settings

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This