Dominion (2-4 players, 30-minutes) is a card game where players start with small identical decks. They then transform their deck into victory-point producing machines as efficiently as possible by buying more cards. Each game, 10 kingdom cards (most commonly actions, but sometimes extra treasure and ...

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What cards use coin tokens?

My son really wants to play a game with the coin tokens. What are all the cards that use coin tokens?
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How do I organise my cards in the Dominion big box insert?

I have a Dominion set that includes the base set plus Alchemy and Prosperity. The box contains a plastic insert with many slots of various sizes. I have stored the cards in alphabetical order mixing ...
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Village/Smithy strategy

I am very newbie to Dominion. Looking at Smithy Village strategy which has the following buying script $8 or more to spend: Province (if you have 5 or more Smithies) $5: Duchy (if there are ...
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How important is game theory in Dominion?

A lot of the strategic advice I've read for Dominion seems to be based around honing your deck based on fixed criteria - which cards are good, which work well together, when to start buying Provinces, ...
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Is there a strategy for consistent winning in the base dominion game with the base setup?

I've just started playing dominion a little while ago, so I'm pretty new. I get the basic tactics (big money, deck thinning, don't buy copper, etc.) and I do ok when the kingdom cards vary. However, ...
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Are treasure cards spent by Storyteller still in play?

I played a game tonight with Storyteller and Alms. Storyteller says: +1 Action +1 Coin Play up to 3 Treasures from your hand. Pay all your coin; +1 Card per coin paid. Alms is an event ...
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Can I buy a card without any treasure cards on my hand?

Our English-speaking friends surprised us in a game of Dominion when buying cards with no treasure cards on their hands. In the German booklet, a treasure card is explicitly required to perform a buy ...
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Should I use all actions before buying anything?

For example, I have this hand. 3 coins, one market, one library. So first I play the market, then buy something with the coins (plus 1 coin from the market) and then play the library having nothing in ...
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Optimal Dominion strategy with only the Mine action card

Consider a Dominion game where the only cards are Copper, Silver, Gold, Estate, Duchy, Province and Mine, i.e. the only action card is Mine. Is there an obvious optimal strategy/strategies in this ...
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Can I play Dominion: Hinterlands by itself?

The clerk at the game shop assured me I could play Hinterlands Dominion by itself. Alas, everywhere online claims a standalone version of Dominion is required. Is there anyway to play Hinterland ...
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How to beat Ill-Gotten Gains?

I find Ill-Gotten Gains in Dominion Hinterland to be such a clogger, with all the curses and coppers it generates. How can I beat a player who keep getting the Ill-Gotten Gains when there are no ...
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Can you shuffle your discard pile?

Is there any rule or reason why you can't shuffle your discard pile during moments of downtime, in order to get a better shuffle once your deck is fully depleted? My understanding is that the discard ...
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How can we avoid big money in casual games?

My girlfriend and I have recently discovered the Big Money strategy in Dominion, and it's killing the game for us. We're not very competitive, so we don't want to spend a lot of time and effort trying ...
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How thick are Dominion cards?

I want to design custom laser-cut boxes to hold my Dominion sets, and I need to calculate how big a box is needed for each expansion. I can easily get the card dimensions online for height and width ...
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When should I buy copper in Dominion?

Almost every strategy I have ever read on Dominion, although disparate in many ways, unanimously agree that not only is buying copper a bad thing, but that you should do whatever is in your power to ...
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Is not buying money the worst strategy in Dominion?

From all posts read on Dominion (ie. this), I see a stress on money. I must say that I played only 14 times, but I consistently lose: I try all the times to build a balanced deck , with lot of actions ...
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Dominion randomizer deck confusion

A friend of mine got Dominion for Christmas, and while the game plays wonderfully (I'm hooked), we were both confused by the randomizer deck. Why are there Curse, Copper, Silver, Gold, and victory ...
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How are Swindler's effects resolved in a multiplayer game?

I play Swindler in a 3-player game. Does each player reveal, trash, and gain in turn order, or all reveal, then trash and gain in turn order? I was thinking that it would matter in the following ...
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What are all the promo cards available for Dominion?

What are all the promo cards available for Dominion? I found Black Market, Envoy, Walled Village, Governor, and Stash on the Board Game Geek Store. Are there more? Some of the promo cards are out ...
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How much would the cards from Dominion: Alchemy cost if you wanted to use them while not playing with potions?

I've been looking at the cards from Dominion: Alchemy and want to use some of them in my own games through proxying of the blank cards. However, I don't feel like delving into the whole potion thing, ...
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When Governor and Alchemy cards are in same game, how does gaining a card for trashed card work?

In Alchemy, the rules for what kinds of cards can replace a trashed card are governed by the following, somewhat ambiguous wording: Adding coins to a cost doesn't affect [potion] being in the cost ...
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Can the Herald put itself on top of your draw deck?

Herald from Dominion Guilds says that you can over pay for it and if you do, you may put X Action cards from your discard on top of your deck, where X is the amount you overpaid. Can you place Herald ...
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Dominion Herald's card is not an action, then what?

After you look at the top card to see if it's an action, and seeing that it is NOT an action, do you discard it or put it back? Surprisingly this is never clarified in the Guilds rule book or on the ...
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Can Band of Misfits be played as a reaction card?

Band of Misfits is an imitation action card from Dark Ages expansion: Suppose there are also reaction cards in the Supply, such as Moat or Beggar: For simplicity, I will refer to the player who ...
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When to discard with Oasis

When do you discard? Immediately after drawing, and before playing more actions? Or can you start/continue a chain of actions, which might include drawing more cards, and then discard after? I ...
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Where can I find the offical rules to the Dominion promo cards

I have the Black Market, Envoy, Walled Village, Governor, and Stash promotional cards for Dominion. They didn't come with any rules. Where can I get the official rules from Rio Grande Games?
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dominion adventures, using tokens on duration piles

If a token from Dominion Adventures is placed on a duration pile, is the token applied only when you initially play (lay down) the duration card or both when you lay it down AND when you play the ...
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What are some fun setups for Dominion for two players?

At present I only own the Dominion Base set and my girlfriend and I have only played the game a few times. I figure we'll stick to the starter layout for a few more games but after that I'm curious ...
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Any good way to add a handicap in Dominion?

I play Dominion pretty regularly with one group of friends, but only occasionally with another group. This creates a pretty big experience gap between me and the second group, and I'm afraid they ...
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What is a good modification of rules to make a game of Dominion slower?

In Dominion my family sometimes complains, that the game is over to fast because they couldn't build up their deck. While Dominion is designed to work that way, it might be useful to try some rule ...
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What kingdom set would lead to the highest scoring games of Dominion?

Obviously anything that puts curses into circulation would be anathema. I'm not necessarily looking for one player to have the highest score possible, so much as to have games where everyone's scores ...
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What's a good counter-strategy to Workshop/Garden?

If we play a board that has Workshop and Garden kingdom cards, I almost exclusively play them as my strategy. In the early game, I focus on buying Workshop and by the third round I typically get two ...
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How can I beat “Big Money” in Dominion?

Our group has determined that buying (almost exclusively) money and points is the way to go. Most kingdom cards are ignored, or are bought very sparingly. This has lead to games feeling 'samey' and ...
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Band of Misfits copying Feast and then Island

I play Throne Room on Band of Misfits and choose Feast. Since it left play, the next time I play Band of Misfits I can choose a new card, as per this ruling (from the Complete and All-Encompassing ...
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Band of Misfits and Throne Room

I found this ruling on Dominion Strategy Wiki FAQ for Band of Misfits: You first play Band of Misfits, then you play the card you chose to emulate. In this sense, Band of Misfits plays like a ...
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How can I play Dominion with 5+ players without expansions?

I am going to get a Dominion expansion (probably intrigue based on its popularity) but in the meantime I'm curious about what I can do with just the basic set. I know it was designed for 2-4, but I ...
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How does PlayDominion´s rating system work?

Does anyone know how the rating system on PlayDominion.com works? I am familiar with the chess rating system, which is quite, but this is not the one used.
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Where can you post new Dominion card rule suggestions?

The question I am a big Dominion fan and have made some "fan cards". I have followed these suggestions on how to make your cards work, have play tested them many times and now would like to share ...
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In Dominion, how do Duration cards interact with King's Court / Throne Room?

For example, suppose I play a King's Court on a Lighthouse. Do I get +$3 now and +$3 next turn? +$3 now and +$1 next turn?
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What is a good way to store multiple expansions of Dominion?

At the moment I just have the base set of Dominion and Dominion-Intrigue, each of which are a full set so currently I'm storing each per the in-the-box organizers in their original boxes. But when ...
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What are mistakes beginners should avoid in Dominion?

I am going to play my first round of Dominion (+ Intrigue Expansion) this weekend with 4 other players who have played Dominion before. I have read the rules and now I want to avoid the typical traps ...
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Evaluating a Dominion Kingdom set

How do you analyze a Dominion Kingdom set to determine what your strategy is going to be for the game? In other words, are you looking for specific cards? for abilities (e.g., trashing cards or ...
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Good counter to Possession in Dominon: Alchemy

It seems like Possession in Dominion: Alchemy is one of those cards that only very experienced players really know how to counter. Heck, I tend to see myself as an experienced Dominion player and I ...
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Are there other sources of suggested sets?

I have all the Dominion sets and really prefer to play the suggested sets of kingdom cards that come with the rules. I find that these sets often are thought out really well and have several ...
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Do you replace tokens moved to the Trade Route mat?

With Trade Route in play, do you replace the coins on the victory cards after the first card is purchased? Example: I buy a Duchy and move the coin to the Trade Route mat. Do I put another coin ...
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Dominion remodel card -can I trash a card already played?

Can you trash a card that you have already played, when remodelling? E.g. I play a village, then a Worksop, then Remodel - trashing the Workshop I just played? It says from your hand, but am unclear ...
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When playing Remodel in Dominion, must you gain a new card?

In Dominion, do the rules permit you to use the Remodel card to trash a card without gaining a new one? For instance, could I just Remodel a Curse without taking an Estate (or other card costing up ...
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How does Swindler interact with Spoils (or other cards not in supply)?

The Swindler card says: Each other player trashes top card of his deck and gains a card with the same cost that you choose. We've encountered a situation when Swindler stumbled upon Spoils card, ...
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Dominion Last Province

When the last province is acquired can the person finish their turn or is the game immediately over? It seems like the rules dictate that a player may always finish their turn.
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What happens if you ambassador a hovel?

In Dominion, what happens when you Ambassador (Seaside) a Hovel (Dark Ages)?