Dominion is a tactical card game for 2-4 players in which you are the ruler of a small kingdom full of rivers and greenery. Your goal is to turn your present kingdom into a much bigger and more abundant kingdom. It’s not that simple though because your present kingdom is full of tiny pieces of land that are controlled by zealots and petty lords, it is just a matter of time before it breaks out into anarchy bringing mass destruction and ruin to your entire kingdom in left uncontrolled. It is up to you to bring civilization to the discouraged and fighting people in the smaller lands.
Since you are playing against 2-4 other players, they also have the same idea. Therefore, in the game of Dominion, you are in a race against the other monarchs or players to claim as much of the unclaimed land as you can. Along the way you will need to fend off these competing monarchs from taking your land.
How to Play Dominion – Strategy
When you buy Dominion, you are given:
- 25 groups of cards and additional money card
- card storage and organizer
- a rule book
At the start of the game, each player has 10 identical small cards. During each player’s turn they have the chance to take actions by playing cards from their hand and to purchase new cards from the central decks. As a player you must decide what is best for you to do. Do you buy new cards and money? Or do you buy victory points – these stay in your deck but don’t help you during the game itself, they are tallied up at the end. Obviously there is much more to the game than this – If you love traditional and classic board games, such as Scrabble, you might want to take a look at the new 60th Anniversary edition which is beautifully designed and a collectible for Scrabble fans everywhere. For other tried, tested and popular board games for adults, you might want to take a look at the Ticket To Ride game or Settlers of Catan.