Your parents have lovingly bequeathed to you their monarchy, a pleasant but tiny kingdom. Still, your ambitions lay higher: You want to build a dominion! You dream of uniting all the fiefdoms around you under your banner, but to do so, you must thwart any would-be monarchs who get in your way.
In the race to claim land, you’ll hire minions, construct buildings, and add copper, silver, and gold to your kingdom’s treasury.
To play Dominion, just remember ABC: Action, Buy, Cleanup, which describes the phases of each turn. In the Action phase, you’ll play a card from your hand, with the possibility of gaining or getting rid of cards, generating Coins, Buys, or more Actions, or affecting other players in the game. In the Buy phase, you can purchase equipment from the Supply with your Coins. Finally, in the Cleanup phase, you’ll discard the cards you played and draw new cards. The winner is the player with the most Victory Points at the end of the game.
Dominion is the original “deck-building” game and works with two to four players. With 500 cards in the pack, immense variety is assured. Players as young as 10 can play, and total playing time is approximately 30 minutes.
Ages: 10 and up
Playtime: 30 minutes
- 500 cards
- Storage tray
- Rule booklet