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 do I use the curse and coin randomizer cards for? [duplicate]

I have the big box Dominion which includes Prosperity and Alchemy. It came with randomizer (purple-backed distinct) cards for curses and coins. What are these used for? I understand the Kingdom ...
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What are good standard tactics for Dominion? [closed]

Googling reveals several sites listing standard tactics for Dominion. Let's collect ideas here, and discuss and judge them using the voting system. One tactic per post please.
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Strategies and kingdom cards for a strong opening in Dominion?

Dominion is a game of widely varying strategies and paths toward victory. But the most important part of any winning strategy is a strong opening. How can I tell if a kingdom card is a good opening ...
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Good counter to Minion in Dominion: Intrigue

I recently lost a game of Dominion where my opponent spammed Minion repeatedly. During this he racked up tons of coin while forcing me to discard my hand once per turn. I cannot remember the other ...
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Recommendations for a wife who likes dominion [closed]

My wife and I really enjoy playing board games IF we can find the right game. Seems to be that there is a love it or hate it reaction from my wife (I'm pretty game for anything). My wife likes the ...
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What's the best Dominion expansion for beating big money-style strategies? [duplicate]

I'm a decently experienced Dominion player (I have the Base set, Intrigue, Seaside, Prosperity and Hinterlands is on it's way) and I'm wondering what would be a good next expansion for beating ...
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What is the best strategy for Coppersmith in Dominion? [duplicate]

I tend to think of the Coppersmith card in Dominion: Intrigue as pretty much a dud of a card. Anybody have any useful tips as to how to play this card properly?
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Are the Goons un-fun?

At my weekly boardgames night earlier this evening I was roped into an all-expansions, 6-player game of Dominion. A girl on the sidelines piped up: "You should take out the Goons card. It takes all ...
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Is the Forager's coin bonus counted during Action Phase or Buy Phase?

Is the Forager's coin bonus counted during Action Phase or Buy Phase? I am curious as to whether the Forager's "+ 1 Coin per differently named Treasure in the trash" is counted at the time Forager is ...
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Do all Reaction cards completely block all Attack cards?

I'm about to start a Dominion-day and need a question answered. Do ALL reaction cards completely block all attack cards? i.e. does Tunnel block Witch?
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When are additional Dominion actions chosen? [duplicate]

At what point do you need to decide which additional actions to choose? To make this question explicit, suppose I play the Village (+1 card; +2 actions). Do I need to decide which two actions I will ...
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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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Which Dominion Expansion Should we Buy for Passive Play?

We love Dominion, and it's about time we buy an expansion, but there are so many! My wife and I like to play less directly competitive setups, focusing on cards like Woodcutter, Village, Mine and so ...
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Can Spoils be trashed by Counterfeit?

I'm looking for an authoritative answer here. Where does the Spoils card end up after being played twice by Counterfeit? In fact, can Spoils be trashed at all? My understanding is that yes it can ...
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Is it better to pick up a Chapel or Steward?

Consider a game where both Chapel and Steward are present. If the copper split is 4/3, is it better to pick up a Chapel or a Steward? Can you think of any situations where you'd pick up Steward if ...
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How does Jester interact with the Knights?

Each of the Knights has a different name. If someone reveals a Knight when I play a Jester, can I gain a Knight, or do I gain nothing since there isn't a second Dame Anne (or whomever) available in ...
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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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Reaction cards in response to reaction cards

Consider this complicated scenario: I'm about to gain a card (Current event reacting to: "would gain a card"), so I reveal Trader. I gain a silver instead. Then, I reveal Watchtower (Current event ...
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Is it advantageous to go first in Dominion?

The rulebook says: If the highest scores are tied at the end of the game, the tied player who has had the fewest turns wins the game. What advantages does the first player have over the other ...
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Are weighted games in Goko Dominion adventures winnable by sheer strategy?

I'm playing through the adventure mode in Goko's online Dominion game, and I've reached the point (in the Intrigue adventure) where the game starts being weighted very heavily against me. For example, ...
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How can I minimize Black Market set up and clean up time?

The Black Market (promotional) card requires considerable set up time. From description: Before the game, make a Black Market deck out of one copy of each Kingdom card not in the supply. ...
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Setup for more than 4 players in Dominion?

We have the base Dominion set along with the Alchemy and Prosperity expansions. The rules cover 2-4 players, but elsewhere it implies that up to 6 players are allowed with expansions. Nowhere we could ...
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Is a card set aside with an Island considered “In Play”?

For example, can I set aside my Lighthouse on an Island to protect myself from attacks throughout the game? My opinion is that Yes, cards set aside using Islands are still 'In Play', as this makes ...
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When is it optimal to purchase a Mint on a 5/2 split?

Every now and then, what seems like a golden opportunity comes up: you start the game with five coppers, and the Mint is in play. By purchasing this, you can instantly trash five of your starting ...
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Abusing my watchtower?

In Dominion, can I play my treasure cards first, and watchtower last to gain more cards? I tried this last night, and my friend read the rule that says you only play treasure cards in your buy phase.
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Trader vs Torturer, where does the Silver go?

My opponent plays a Torturer. I have a Trader in hand. I choose to gain a Curse and then reveal the Trader and gain a Silver instead. Does the Silver go to my hand like the Curse would have?
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Is Lookout usually a good pick with a Big Money strategy?

According to the Dominion Strategy wiki, Lookout doesn't go well with a Big Money strategy. Do you agree? To clarify: I mean Big Money in a broad sense. So picking up at most a couple of cards, then ...
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If I buy a Mint, do I still get to use the coins from the treasures I played that turn to buy a Grand Market?

In the Prosperity rules it says "if you have 11 coppers in play and 2 Buys, you could buy a Mint, trash all of your played Treasures, and then buy a Grand Market." My question is: What are you going ...
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Ironworks and Great Hall combo

Just a quick question to be sure we are playing the right way. Is getting a Great Hall by playing Ironworks let you draw a card and play another action since the Great Hall is both an action card and ...
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Can you use Throne Room to Mine a Copper to a Gold?

One of the most frequent barely-civil discussions in my group is what is possible when you use Throne Room (repeat an action card), in conjunction with Mine (trash a treasure to gain a treasure with ...
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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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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 ...