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Price was $32.40. Complicated enough to be super fun! we love dominion!

-B. Mary

Dominion 2nd Edition Board Game (Rio Grande Games) Dominion: 2nd Edition Is An Improvement Over The Classic Dominion. Upgraded Covers And Cards Make It More Interesting And Fun To Play. This New Version Has Streamlined Rules And Amended Toys And Games

  1. Characteristic: Tactical Game For 2-4 Players.
  2. Characteristic: 30 Minute Playing Time.

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My favorite deck builder. 10/10 replayability especially with expansions. Also 10/10 in-box storage and organization, makes for an easier set up. Best Dominion: 2nd Edition Board Game as-of ( Jul 2020 ) | Rio Grande Games-Toys And Games Review Characteristic Dominion: 2nd Edition Board Game 2nd edition features updated cards, artwork and streamlined rules. Tactical game for 2-4 players. 30 minute playing time. Lots of expansions available to add depth and complexity .

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Neat game and it is just as i expected. It arrived on time and in great condition. -I. Joanne

Dominion: 2nd Edition Board Game

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  • Brand: Rio Grande Games
  • EAN: 0655132005319
  • Genre: Strategy
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  • Product Dimensions:
    Height:11.63 inches
    Length:11.63 inches
    Weight:3.00 pounds
    Width:2.88 inches
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  • Manufacturer: Rio Grande Games
  • Recommended Max-Age: 9600
  • Suggested Min-Age: 156
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  • ReleaseDate: 2016-10-03
  • Product-Name: Dominion: 2nd Edition Board Game
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Toy(655132005319:Toys And Games), Dominion: 2nd Edition Board Game (0655132005319:Rio Grande Games), Dominion: 2nd edition is an improvement over the classic dominion. upgraded covers and cards make it more interesting and fun to play. this new version has streamlined rules and amended card text to eliminate confusion. you are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams. you want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. you want a dominion. in all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodum. all are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. you will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under your banner. but wait. it must be something in the air, several other monarchs have had the exact same idea. you must race to get as much of the unclaimed land as possible, fending them off along the way. to do this you will hire minions, construct buildings, spruce up your castle, and fill the coffers of your treasury. your parents wouldn't be proud, but your grandparents, would be delighted..

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This game is perfect for a quick 30-60 minute game. We play this game at the office during lunch break (along with coup and a few others) and it's a hit. If you like this game, be sure to grab the expansions too.

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Click to see NoticeDominion: 2nd Edition Board Game (Rio Grande Games)"This is a fun game. It takes a bit of effort to learn and it's best to play it with someone who knows what they're doing and you'll get the hang of it quickly. There are quite a few cards to manage throughout the game and you can adjust just how complex you want to make it when you play by adding or removing different sets of cards. It's less complicated and more fun than games like 7 wonders."

Dominion Hinterlands

The world is big and your kingdom small. Small when compared to the world, that is, it's moderate-sized when compared to other kingdoms. But in a big world like this one - big when compared to smaller worlds anyway, if such things exist, it's moderate-sized when compared to worlds of roughly the same size, and a little small when compared to worlds just a little larger - well, to make a long story short - short when compared to longer stories anyway - it is time to stretch your borders. You've heard of far-off places - exotic countries, where they have pancakes but not waffles, where the people wear the wrong number of shirts, and don't even have a word for the look two people give each other when they each hope that the other will do something that they both want done but which neither of them wants to do. It is to these lands that you now turn your gaze.

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  • The central theme is cards that do something immediately when you buy them or gain them
  • This is an expansion to dominion, not a standalone game
  • 6th expansion of the original dominion game
  • Adds 26 new kingdom cards to dominion, including 20 actions, 3 treasures, 3 victory cards, and 3 reactions
  • Adds depth and complexity
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Dominion: Intrigue 2nd Edition Board Game

Something's afoot. The steward smiles at you like he has a secret, or like he thinks you have a secret, or like you think he thinks you have a secret. There are secret plots brewing, you're sure of it. At the very least, there are yours. A passing servant murmurs, "the eggs are on the plate. " you frantically search your codebook for the translation before realizing he means that breakfast is ready. Excellent. Everything is going according to plan. Dominion: intrigue 2nd edition is the 1st expansion to the game of dominion. It introduces 26 new kingdom cards. There are victory cards that do something before the end of the game, cards that interact with victory cards, and underlings that give you a choice as to what they do. Dominion: intrigue 2nd edition replaced six cards and added one compared to the first edition. It no longer has basic cards and thus cannot be played as a stand-alone expansion; to play with it, you need the basic cards and rulebook (dominion provides both). To expand to 5-6 players, use base cards. Dominion: intrigue 2nd edition can be combined with any other dominion expansions you have.

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  • This is an expansion, not standalone
  • 30 minute playing time
  • For 2-4 players
  • 2nd edition features updated cards, artwork and streamlined rules
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Dominion Base Cards

Dominion: base card supplementby rio grande gamesthis is a set of 250 cards: all the basic victory, treasure, and curse cards from the dominion games and its expansions. It does not include any victory or treasure cards that are kingdom cards. All cards bear new graphics and are compatible with dominion and all its extensions. These cards can be used to replace the basic cards from dominion or dominion: intrigue or they can be used with the expansions that contain no basic cards. The set also includes a new trash card, also with new graphics. We expect this set to be released in early march. It will come in a small box without a plastic liner for storage as we expect many players will simply transfer these cards to one of their other dominion games.

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  • They can also be used with expansions that don't have any base cards
  • 30 minutes of playtime
  • These cards can be used to replace the basic cards from dominion or dominion: intrigue
  • For 2 to 4 players
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Dominion Empires Game

The world is big and your kingdom gigantic. It's no longer a kingdom really; it's an empire. Which makes you the emperor. This entitles you to a better chair, plus you can name a salad after yourself. It's not easy being emperor. The day starts early, when you light the sacred flame; then it's hours of committee meetings, trying to establish exactly why the sacred flame keeps going out. Sometimes your armies take over a continent and you just have no idea where to put it. And there's the risk of assassination; you have a food taster, who tastes anything before you eat it, and a dagger tester, who gets stabbed by anything before it stabs you. You've taken to staying at home whenever it's the ides of anything. Still overall it's a great job. You wouldn't trade it for the world - especially given how much of the world you already have.

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  • This is an expansion - you need dominion or dominion intrigue in order to use it
  • For 2-4 players
  • 30 minute playing time
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Carcassonne Board Game

My favorite games are catan, ticket to ride, and dominion. I wanted try a new game and this one had great reviews. It was totally worth it! first i played with my boyfriend, then we got my roommates to play the next 15 rounds. Every free moment i have now i beg someone to play with me! it seriously doesnt matter if all 5 people are playing or if just 2 play, it is just as fun! seriously suggest this to anyone who likes a strategy game that can be replayed 100 times without it being the same game twice!

The carcassonne is a clever tile-laying game. The southern french city of carcassonne is famous for its unique roman and medieval fortifications. The players develop the area around carcassonne and deploy their followers on the roads, in the cities, in the cloisters, and in the fields. The skill of the players to develop the area will determine who is victorious. The game is for ages 8 and up and 2 to 5 players.

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This game has great re-play value since the board is different every time, and if you ditch the box (in favor of, say, a bag), this is a great game to take traveling, even back-packing because you can play on any decent-sized flat surface (like a coffee table). Also, because the game is purely about shapes, patterns and images, this is a great game for international (i. E. Multi-language) play, because it is not language-specific. As long as one person can explain the rules, the actual game play is language independent. -Notice from S. Lynette, Brighton and Hove

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This game is a wonderful option for those who like simple and complex games alike. The game is for 2-5 players, and it is equally fun regardless the size of your group! the game comes with a base city/road beginner piece for simplicity, but this particular version also has the river and the abbot mini expansion pack. You can choose to play with or without the expansion. Game time is anywhere from 15-45 minutes depending on number of players and whether your group plays fast or likes conversation and enjoying a glass of wine or bowl of ice cream. . It's a great family game, too. The box suggests 7+ years old, but we had a 5 year old play along with us just fine, and it's his favorite game now (he is a quite strategic little fellow, though). The rules and game play are relatively easy to figure out, and any rules not clear in the directions (there aren't many) can either be cleared up by a quick web search or the game owner can choose their preference and claim "house rules". ; ). . Summary:. Lots of fun, can be simple or complicated, great for kids and adults alike, fast game play (no waiting for long turns to be completed), easy-to-learn/easy-to-follow rules, bright and beautiful colors, and no game is ever the same! never gets boring!

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- D. SusanaThis game is well made and great fun. The rules are clear and i like that they start off with a simple set of tiles and rules, then allow you to add more tiles and rules with the included mini-expansions. I would go so far as to say that for me personally, this is my favorite board game. I prefer it to settlers, scrabble, monopoly, risk etc. The game play is simple to teach but strategic so you can continue to replay it and enjoy the game. . This game includes tiles, a scoreboard and playing pieces ("meeples"). It includes a couple mini-expansions of "the river" and "the abbot". . I highly recommend using the river from the second or third time you play. It adds some nice tiles to begin with, and by building out in a more or less straight line allows you to build a much more open board for players to build off of once the "real" game starts. The only reason i suggest using the regular tiles first is just to get a feel of how different and more open it is with the river. . We play with the abbot as well and that adds another level of strategy. . I find that playing two players is a bit of an intense game because every turn you know that whatever you play you are setting the table for the next player. It is fun and about half the games i played have been 2 player games. The scoreboard and "looping" around the board can be a bit of a problem with 2 players but not a big deal. . We are going to try the house rule of holding 3 tiles and see if that adds to the strategy, but it is a lot of fun with the rules as-is. . I have since purchased carcassonne 1 - inns and cathedrals and carcassonne 2 - traders and builders (2015), but i've only used i&c once. Honestly the base game + the river + abbot is great fun by itself and i'm not sure for most people i would recommend anything past that unless you have a regular group of gamers you play with. . Base game + river (and not playing with farmers) is easy enough to teach people as they are playing the game and since each tile is flipped one at a time and there is nothing "hidden" in your hand it's easy to play and walk through the turns together.

Got this newer version as a christmas gift. I have an older one, and it is a fantastic game for 2 people. Was a bit wary of a "new" one, but this appears to be just the same, aside from some new art on the cards.

O. Smith, Virginia

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  • Ages 8 and up
  • Contains the river tile
  • For two to five players

Splendor Board Game

As a wealthy renaissance merchant, acquire mines and transportation, hire artisans and woo the nobility. Create the most fantastic jewelry to become the best-known merchant of them all! acquire precious stones to trade them for development cards. Use development cards to acquire more gem stones. Use your gems and gold to create the most fantastic jewelry, and appeal to the nobles to gain the prestige you need to win.

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  • Ages 10 and up
  • Number of players: 2 to 4
  • Challenging economic theme
  • Beautiful art
  • Game time: 30 minutes
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Dominion Adventures Game

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. You're not sure which, but at least you've narrowed it down. You are rich with life experiences, but have had trouble trading them for goods and services. It's time to seek your fortune, or anyone's really whoever's is closest. To the west there's a land of milk and honey, full of giant bees and monstrous cows; to the east, a land of eggs and licorice; to the north, treacherous swamps; to the south, loyal jungles. But all of them have been thoroughly pillaged. You've heard legends, though, of a fifth direction as yet unspoiled, with its treasures conveniently gathered into troves. You have your sword and your trail mix, handed down from your father, and his father before him. You've recruited some recruits and hired some hirelings; you've shined your armor and distressed a damsel. You put up a sign saying "gone adventuring". Then you put up another sign, saying "beware of dog", in case people get any ideas. You're ready. You saddle up your trusty steed, and head forth. Dominion: adventures, the ninth addition to the game of dominion, contains 400 cards, 60 tokens and six mats. This expansion has 30 new kingdom cards, including the return of duration cards that do things on future turns, plus reserve cards that can be saved for the right moment. There are also 20 event cards that give you something to buy besides cards, including tokens that modify cards. "

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  • Ages: 13+
  • Number of players: 2-6
  • Playing time: 30 minutes
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7 Wonders

You are the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the ancient world. Gather resources, develop commercial routes and affirm your military supremacy. Build your city and erect an architectural wonder which will transcend future times.

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  • 30 minute playing time
  • Great strategy game
  • For 3-7 players
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Dominion: Alchemy

There are strange things going on in your basement laboratories. They keep calling up for more barrels of quicksilver, or bits of your hair. Well it's all in the name of progress. They're looking for a way to turn lead into gold, or at least into something better than lead. That lead had just been too good of a bargain to pass up, you didn't think, where will i put all this lead, what am i going to do with this lead anyway. Well that will all be sorted out. They're also looking for a universal solvent. If they manage that one, you will take whatever they use to hold it in and build a castle out of it. A castle that can't be dissolved. Now that's progress. This is the 3rd addition to dominion. It adds new kingdom cards to dominion and as it is an expansion, you will need dominion, or dominion: intrigue to play the game. Dominion: alchemy is an expansion, and can't be played by itself, to play with it, you need dominion, or a standalone expansion to dominion (dominion: intrigue). Those provide the basic cards you need to play (treasure, victory, and curse cards), as well as the full rules for setup and gameplay. Dominion: alchemy can also be combined with any other dominion expansions you have.

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  • 30 minute playing time
  • Adds depth and complexity
  • 150 new cards
  • Takes about 30 minutes to play
  • This is an expansion to dominion, not a standalone game
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Dominion Cornucopia Guilds Card Game

Dominion: guilds and cornucopia combines the dominion: guilds and dominion: cornucopia small box expansions - originally the fifth and the eighth expansions - into a single large box expansion. The cards from dominion: cornucopia - 13 new kingdom cards, plus 5 unique cards- are focused on variety, with cards that reward you for having a variety of cards in your deck, in your hand, and in play, in addition to cards that help you get that variety. Dominion: guilds also consists of 13 new kingdom cards, with some of these cards allowing you to get more out of them by paying extra when you buy them. In addition, this expansion contains coin tokens that you can save to spend later.

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  • Expansion: requires dominion to play
  • 2-4 players
  • 30 minute playing time
  • Quick to learn, many ways to win
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One of our favorite games. Lots of strategy involved and with lots of different decks, changes things up a little every time.

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(0) Question: If you have the original is it worth it to buy this whole new game or just the expansion pack of this?

(1) Question: If i buy this game (2nd edition) can i still buy seaside and hinterlands expansions, despite the expansions only being first edition?

(2) Question: Does this come with everything needed to play the game? i have heard that you need to also have the dominion base card set in addition to this set.

(3) Question: Other than aesthetics, is there any difference between this version and the 1st edition? such as, are there new cards? or are the mechanics the same?

(4) Question: Is the quality of the cards in this new version as good as the original version? i own a recent first edition version where cards are thinner and bend

(5) Question: If we buy expansions, does that mean we can play with more than 4 players?

(6) Question: Is the quality of the cards in this new version as good as the original version? i own a recent first edition version where cards are thinner and bend

(7) Question: Can someone clarify the bandit card? what exactly does it mean to give up your top two cards? how do you determine which are the top two?

(8) Question: Is this compatiblr with dominion intrigue

(9) Question: What age group is this designed for?

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Excellent game, one of the best ever. If you put your cards in sleeves-and you should-, the plastic insert in the box in the first edition was not very well-designed to hold them. Slots for gold, silver, copper were not wide enough. The box design in the second edition makes an attempt to correct this but still does not get it right (width of slots is ok but now the length is just a little too short). Workable, but you need to force the cards in. Overall still a 5.

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Love this game! it's a lot of rules at first, but once you go over them and play a game you'll pick up on everything very quickly. It's a thought-provoking strategy game, but doesn't require extensive tasks so you still enjoy the company of whomever you're playing with. Perfect for game night!

O. Kristen, Shropshire

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K. Taylor, Poole says

This is an excellent game, but i'll use my review to talk about the construction quality. . Pros . * high quality outer shell on box. * cards are well made, thick cardstock. They can take a lot of abuse. . Cons . * card wrapping is poor, a couple of the decks were already partially unwrapped in the box, causing them to acquire some scuffs on the edges during the ups ride. * inner plastic molding designed to hold the cards is cheap. It was bent and broken in several places, but manages to do its job after i bent some edges back to their original place. I'll probably be looking for something else to store the cards in.

N. Alexia, Waltham Forest

Neat game and it is just as i expected. It arrived on time and in great condition.

R. Dorine, Australian Capital Territory says

What a fun game. We have played with 3 to 8. It is quick moving. Doesn't require endless concentration. We play with 8-adult ages and it is great fun. Games can be as short as 15 minutes or stretch out depending on player choices.

Y. Alba, Islington

You should know a couple of things about me:. I have all the previously released dominion games and expansions. Including the promo cards. The only thing i am missing is the "base cards" set. . I wondered, like many of you, is it worth it to get this after having all the rest? well, i think yes. The base card artwork has the best of both worlds in my opinion. Nicer pictures/designs but still has the large numbers printed on them. This is what kept me from the "base card" set. Where the copper had a nice picture of copper coins, but no giant 1. This adds those on top of the coin art. A nice touch. The new kingdom cards should be great. Realistically, once you have as many cards as are available across all editions, i don't think 7 more is going to make or break the whole experience. But they do seem interesting to play with. . The trash "mat" is a bit of a disappointment. I'm a type a person, and didn't mind the trash card. The mat is a thin cardboard type, but much thinner at first look than the mats in seaside or adventures. The edges of the mat stick up a little bit at the top and it doesn't lay flat. . However, the cards are nice and flat. My set of adventures is a disaster. The cards bow so badly they barely fit in the tray. The rest of my card sets are fine and this is no exception. The printing on the cards seems to be a little more refined and better color than my other dominion set. I purchased the first edition last november, so it's not all that old. . As for packaging, some of my dominion sets came with some crazy damage to the plastic tray and inlay cards. The inlay card for this set was in the rule booklet, so no damage there. The card packs bounced around some and ripped and dented the tray a bit, but it should still hold the cards. I do like how the inlay card was protected. A couple of my other expansions had the inlay card damaged and ripped to the point that some serious tape was needed to keep it somewhat whole. . If you already own the 1st edition would i recommend this set? if you were going to buy the upgrade pack, i would say just get this whole set. You will get the trash mat (kind of cool, see issues above) and the new base cards (very nice as noted above, and those can wear out a bit since you use them every game). You also get the rule book. Which is not included in the upgrade pack. Also, then you have the clarified wording on a couple of cards, which i don't think matters much, until it matters in a game against an 11 year old. If you are worried about the duplication of much of the game, take out the discontinued cards, keep them for yourself for posterity, and give the rest of the game away to someone to introduce them to the game. . I don't share this view on the intrigue upgrade. I don't think it worth it to replace the whole box there. Just get the upgrade pack and deal with the missing rulebook. But this one, i think it's worth it. . I didn't get paid for my review, i paid full price for this and all my dominion games and cards and enjoy playing them with my son. Also, i think this is my first review on online store, but wanted to help my fellow gamers out on this one, since the game is familiar, and there is some information out there, but maybe not quite enough.

J. Anonymous, Corse says

I played dominion frequently with a friend who had the 1st edition. Updating the cards you receive in this edition is what made me buy a copy of dominion for myself. A great game, with almost infinite replayability.

H. Wimbish, Manchester

One of the best games i've ever played. It's so simple - and so dynamic. No two games are ever the same. It's pretty expensive for a deck builder, but it's worth it. Every game is a nail-biter. Buy the base cards asap though - so you can play with 5 or 6. Your friends will want to play, trust me.

Q. June, Victoria says

Really fun game- even with just two people! we lost power for 4 hours because of weather and dominion by candlelight was a great way to spend the time :).

P. Pearson, West Virginia

One of our favorite games. Lots of strategy involved and with lots of different decks, changes things up a little every time.

G. Shirley, Delaware says

Have a spouse that you like playing table top games with? have a game night with friends? looking to get into card/board games? buy this game. I am new to dominion but became immediately addicted after my wife and i played a few games. Several of our friends are now addicted as well. Part of its appeal is the simplicity of its rules but the greatest appeal is the variety. For those not aware, each game has 10 different kingdom cards that can be used (26 come in the box). This means that each game can be different as there are many combinations of cards. Furthermore, this original set can be combined with any expansions. For those who like a lot of strategy- do not be deceived by the simple rules. There are very powerful ways to play the game if you wish. For those who want a more relaxed game, with less strategy, but that that is still highly entertaining- this game still fits the bill. We have already purchased one expansion (seaside) which adds some increased complexity but combines perfectly with the original cards. We will be getting additional expansions in the future.

O. Guest, Swindon

Bought this for my son for christmas and he really likes it. The whole family actually likes it. We've already played it 6 or 7 times this week. We like the fact that you can switch the cards you use every game so yo can really have a variety of different games depending on which cards you choose to use. It does take longer than 30 minutes however. Our games have lasted anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half, which is still reasonable. I'm not sure how other people are playing in 30 minutes? regardless, it's a very fun game.

S. Patton, Walsall says

Dominion may have its haters, but i am not one. This is an excellent game if you are a new gamer, new to deck building, or just want something a little lighter (but still thinky) to play. The lightly medieval theme can be a plus when you're playing with people who don't like fantasy, sci-fi, etc. (those people can be very hard to please. ) with the variety of cards available, you can tailor the game to your audience and always keep things fresh. Want a lot of interaction and back-stabbing? play with witches and militia and other attack cards. Want a peaceful game? play without attack cards. Want a longer game that encourages people to build up a huge deck? play with gardens! . . The possibilities are seemingly endless, especially if you add in expansions. The game in itself is fairly easy to teach if people can remember a-b-c-d. You play an action (one only), then buy one card, then cleanup and deal your next hand. If you're lucky, you'll play cards that give you +1 action or +1 buy, allowing you to play more actions or buy more than one card. The order in which you play your action cards can require strategy, as you want to ensure that you can play as many of them as possible each hand. New players may need to reveal their hand for their first few rounds to get advice, but they usually catch on pretty quickly.

L. Bethany, Utah

Dominion had me hooked when i first played it. It is an incredible and fun game. After 8-years, the designer has gone back and removed some of the weaker cards. By replacing these cards dominion is even more enjoyable than it already was. Someone new to the game should start here with this second edition. The removed cards really won't be missed and what is added really improves things. . In addition to removing and adding cards, the treasures and victory cards now have artwork which is awesome. There is a trash mat to put your trashed cards on. Cards have improved wordings to avoid confusion. The rule book has been revamped and is easier to understand. Also, instances of he, his, him, etc. Have all been replaced with the gender neutral "their. ". . As a huge dominion fan, i can't recommend this second edition enough to someone planning on giving this game a try. And, hey, if you have all the expansions, there is even a separate upgrade pack you can buy with the 7 new cards. So, you don't have to buy the game all over again.

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