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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When you King's Court a King's Court, when must you pick the three target cards?

Bear with me here. In Dominion: Prosperity you can play King's Court and choose another King's Court as the target: The rules are clear on the basics of what happens here: you pick three cards and ...
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What is the purpose of having randomizer cards for the non-kingdom cards?

I understand having randomizers for the kingdom cards because that's how you randomly choose them, but I find it odd that there is a randomizer for every card including the basic Curses, Coins and ...
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+Cards, do you have to draw right away?

How do the +cards work in Dominion? Do you have to draw the card immediately or can you wait? For example, let's take the Spy cards where it says +1 cards, and then all players must reveal the top ...
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How are + Action cards used in Dominion?

We were confused by the + action cards. It says you have to start at the top of the card and work your way down. so when do you play a second action card and are you allowed to play another action ...
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Processioning a Madman

We had an interesting scenario. I processioned a Madman, which we thought would give me +4 actions and +6 cards (I had three in my hand, so draw three twice). Was that the correct play when using ...
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Trashing Estates in Dominion

How vital is it to trash Estates in the early rounds of a Dominion game, given that there is an action card available to trash Estates?
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How to use Chapel card to its fullest potential?

I've seen mentioned over and over that Chapel is a phenomenal card. But I have not seen detailed instructions as to how best to use it. As a relatively new Dominion player (<30 games, ~5 with ...
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Procession and Throne room interaction

What happens when I play Procession and use Throne Room as an action card affected by Procession? Let me give you an example. I have a hand of: Procession Throne room Bridge Village Silver I play ...
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Prosperity - Cornucopia card set

Normally the game rule book provides balanced setup to play with different extensions. We just bought Cornucopia, but the French rule book did not provided a setup to play with Prosperity. We would ...
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How do you determine which Dominion sets to play with?

I'm well aware of the randomizers available for Dominion, but how do you determine which sets to include in a randomizer? For example, I own Base, Intrigue, Seaside, Prosperity & Dark Ages. ...
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Should I trash Copper or Silver with Mine?

Assuming I've got both Copper and Silver in my hand, which is better to trash in general and why?
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City card and predicting when Supply piles will run low

This card kind of has me stumped. In my experience, the vast majority of games deplete the Province or Colony pile before any other, ending the game. Which means in most circumstances, this card is ...
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Playing with less or more than 10 Kingdom card types in Dominion

In Dominion you choose 10 of the 25 Kingdom cards to play with in a given game, generally at random. Is it possible/advisable to play with less or more sets? I've considered playing with less to make ...
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Dominion: when playing the Big Money strategy, when should you switch from buying Gold to Duchy?

When there are how many Provinces left (if that is the way the game will most likely end), should you switch from buying Gold to Duchy (when you don't have 8 money)? Does this amount change for 3, 4 ...
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When playing the Mine, which Treasure do you upgrade first? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I trash copper or silver with Mine? In Dominion, when playing the Mine card, you can "Trash a Treasure card from your hand. Gain a Treasure card costing up to 3 ...
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Dominion rule clarification: Repeater actions + choice actions

When using a "repeating" action, such as Throne room, with a "choice" action, such as Pawn or Nobles, can you make a different choice on each repeated action? For example, Throne Room states: ...
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Is card counting allowed in Dominion?

Just recently started playing Dominion. The rules say you can count remaining cards, but not in your deck or discard. I was wondering if it would be legal to keep tally marks on paper for specific ...
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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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What does Masquerade do when you have no cards in hand, library or discard?

If you play the card Masquerade, and you have zero cards in hand, library and discard, what happens? I assume the person to your left will still have to pass a card along. Do you have to pass a card ...
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Choosing between Shanty Town and Village when both are in the Kingdom set?

Shanty Town: +2 Actions, Reveal your hand. If you have no Action cards in hand, +2 Cards Village: +1 Card, +2 Actions Occasionally I've had games where both of these are in the kingdom set ...
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How can I make Dominion play better with 5+ players?

I just got Intrigue, and it seems cool that it opens up the game to 5 or 6 players. However, the common consensus seems to be that its possible, but not recommended. Is there anything I can do to make ...
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To trash an estate or to curse my opponents?

I'm playing Dominion, 3-player game, I get a 5-2 split on the opening and get a Witch and a Pearl Diver. Other players have 4-3, they both open Jack of All Trades and Silver. I pick up a Jack and ...
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Should I buy Gold or Hoard?

Hoard is a treasure worth 2 that also reads: While this is in play, when you buy a Victory card, gain a Gold. It costs the same as a Gold (i.e. 6) and while it's not immediately worth as much as ...
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Which Dominion expansion playes best with two players? [closed]

I'm looking at picking up my first expansion for Dominion. I play primarily with 2 players (total). Which of the expansions would play best with two players, and why? (For example, a card like ...
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Dominion: How to Deal With a Board Filled With Terminal Actions

My hardest games are where the board is filled with terminal actions. When you have a board where 10 out of 10 actions are terminal actions, some of which are attack cards, or there is one card that ...
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Dominion - Using Stash

How do you use this card strategically? Since you don't know where any other cards are in your deck, how do you choose where to put this one? Are there other cards this combines well with?
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How can I effectively use the Coppersmith?

I've been playing Dominion with the base + Intrigue sets for a while now, and one of the cards that I have trouble wrapping my mind around is the Coppersmith. In theory, it seems like a great card - ...
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Can I use a reaction card in response to Minion being used for +2 coins?

Can a player reveal a Reaction card, such as "Secret Chamber", in response to the Minion action, even if the player who played the Minion chooses the +2$ option?
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What's a good use for Chancellor?

I'm having a hard time figuring out when Chancellor is useful. Forcing a reshuffle of the deck just seems of little use to me, at least relative to the other actions I could buy with 3 coins. I've ...
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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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Using Saboteur after Bridge in Dominion

In Dominion I play a combo: Any card which gives me an additional 2 actions, then Bridge folloewed by Saboteur. Bridge makes any card in my hand cheaper (i.e. cost $1 less) and cards in other ...
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Do you need spare actions available to play Throne Room?

The rule book explains Throne Room's effect as follows: You pick another Action card in your hand, play it, and play it again. The second use of the Action card doesn't use up any extra Actions ...
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Can you gain a Silver with Trader if the original supply pile was empty?

We had a game with the following relevant cards: Trader and Witch. We're several turns into the game and the Curse pile has emptied. I have a Trader in my hand, and it's Barry's turn. Barry plays ...
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Dominion and card protectors

I am considering getting card protectors for my dominion game. I am wondering if anyone has tried this. Do the cards still fit back into their slots in the box? The ones i was thinking about were ...
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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 should I consider when selecting a Prize to take with my Tournament?

Straight forward really: What are the strengths and weaknesses of each Prize? What play styles do they complement well? Also, apart from the obvious (late in the game), when should I take a Duchy ...
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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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Dominion Dark Ages: Ruin Strategies

With Dark Ages cards only in play, what are some strategies for dealing with a deck clogged with ruins (assuming that each player has an equal clogged deck)? The only strategies that seemed ...
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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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How do Mine and Watchtower Interact?

When playing Mine while having a Watchtower in hand, can you put the upgraded treasure card on top of your deck instead of in your hand?
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Do you have to reveal your hand when using Treasure Map and not trashing a TM from your hand?

Since the golden rule of Dominion is to do as much as you can, when you can, shouldn't you have to reveal your hand to prove you cannot trash a Treasure Map from your hand? Treasure Map doesn't say ...
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What is the best way to keep everything organized and spend less time setting up?

When playing Dominion, how do you go about organizing all of the various cards and sets while maintaining a priority to getting games started quickly?
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Correct/Recommended use of Masquerade in Dominion: Intrigue

According to the rulebook, when using Masquerade, the cards passed between players must remain invisible until each player chooses the card to pass and places it down. I've always assumed it means ...
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Possession and Masquerade - are these too powerful in 2 player games?

Just encountered this yesterday. Player A plays Possession Then, it's player B turn (with player A deciding), and there's a Masquerade in the hand. Player A decides to play the Masquerade, Player A ...
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Can you buy with a copper after buying Grand Market?

If you buy the Grand Market in your turn, can you then use spare copper to buy something else? Or does doing so forbid you from having bought the Grand Market?
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What happens when I play a Swindler and no cards with the same cost as the trashed card are in the kingdom set?

Swindler: +2 Coins, Each other player trashes the top card of his deck and gains a card with the same cost that you choose. Say my opponent has played a Black Market and now the top card of their ...
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Are there any non-supply cards besides Black Market?

According to the designer of Dominion, Donald X. Vaccarino: Bridge makes all cards cheaper, not just ones in the supply. This was to prevent problems in weird situations. I am not sure the kind of ...
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When is Loan worth buying?

When would you ever want to buy this instead of just buying a Silver for the same price?
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When is the Bureaucrat worth buying?

When I first started playing Dominion, I saw the Bureaucrat and thought, cool, free silver and an attack! I bought one almost every time it was available. The more I played, though, I began to ...
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Priorities for Memory in Dominion

Considering we all have limited memories (and scratch paper is frowned upon in over-the-board play), what sorts of things are highest priority for keeping track of and committing to memory over the ...