Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart (ドラゴンクエストモンスターズ キャラバンハート), is the 3rd installment of the popular monster breeding and battle RPG. The game is one of the few in the series to never receive a release outside of Japan.
Prince Kiefer, a boy with a strong sense of adventure, attempts once more to escape from the boredom of castle life, incurring the wrath of his father. While hiding from another scolding, Kiefer dreams of a strange person named Magarugi who offers him passage to another world - one with promises of adventure.
One trip through a strange portal later, Kiefer is in the Del Quondal region and suddenly finds himself being offered a leadership position in a travelling caravan belonging to a boy named Luin. After a time it becomes apparent that all children are dreaming of Magarugi, the Master of Illusions, who promises to grant a wish in exchange for the mysterious Orbs of Loto...
Taking a diversion from its predecessors, DQM:CH sees an increase in the complexity of travelling, with caravan and rations systems introduced. The player takes on the role of Prince Kiefer, the new leader of his friend Luin's caravan. As such, the player takes care of all the details pertaining to the caravan, including (but not limited to) leading the expedition, recruiting new members for the caravan, organizing member participation and seating, giving orders in battle, Reforming guard monsters into more powerful incarnations, setting up and moving the base camp, ensuring that the supply of rations for travelling does not get too low, and much more.