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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 victory cards) are selected to be available for purchase.

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Dominion: Throne Room broken in base game? [closed]

Me and my friends have been playing the base game of dominion and after about 10 games I’ve found a strategy no one can seem to beat. Three of the 5 standard sets have throne room and every time we ...
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Can I look at my deck before playing the Zombie Mason

The text on the zombie mason says: Trash the top card of your deck. You may gain a card costing up to $1 more than it. Is this a "blind play", i.e. do I make my decision to play the zombie mason ...
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Question about Warrior mechanics

The instructions for the warrior state: For each Traveller you have in play (including this) each other player discards the top card of his deck and trashes it if it costs $3 or $4. So let's ...
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What combination of kingdom cards makes for the fewest number of turns to end the game?

I am wondering in a 2 player game, what is the fewest number of turns each players could take to end the game. Lets assume both player are working together to make this happen and have prefect luck, ...
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How many cards can I gain in a buy phase with a single buy?

I was playing dominion this afternoon and I gained 4 cards during my buy phase with a single buy1, this was pretty impressive, however this got me wondering: What is the theoretical limit to how many ...
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Can I play multiple Idols one at a time and receive the effects each time?

We just played Dominion Nocturne and had the Idol victory card in play for the first time. As you see it has an effect that depends on the number of Idols you have in play. From the Dominion Strategy ...
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When buying and playing a Villa in Dominion do you in a sense get 3 buys for that turn?

So I buy a Villa in my buy phase (buy #1), then I go back to my action phase. I play Villa and follow it with 2 actions, then proceed to my second buy phase with +1 treasure +1 buy (buy #2) from the ...
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What happens when you procession an encampment without having a gold/plunder in your hand?

What happens when you play Procession on a Encampment with out having a gold or plunder in your hand? Does procession lose track of Encampment therefore it not able to trash it and it ends up back in ...
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Can opponent trash a copper on my Governor if there is no one value card in play?

Governor- relevant text- each player may trash a card from his hand and gain a card cost exactly 1(2) more. My question is can my opponent trash a copper or a curse and gain nothing if there are no 1 ...
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How do I play out a Vassal hitting a Throne Room?

If I play a Vassal and it hits a Throne Room, do I get to choose an action from my hand? Vassal - discard the top card of your deck. If it's an action card you may play it. Throne Room - You may ...
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Black Market and game setup

In a game where Black Market is being used what happens to the setup phase of cards in the Black Market deck? In particular if the Black Market deck contains a card such as Young Witch or Trade Route ...
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How can I document that I Moated an enchantress?

Say someone plays Enchantress and I react with Moat. For the sake of the question, it is a 5-6 player game and it would be easy to forget that I reacted. How can I easily make it clear and easy to ...
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If I play a Priest with sewers, do I get + $2 for trashing the card with sewers?

Priest reads: +$2. Trash a card from your hand. For the rest of this turn, when you trash a card, +$2. Sewers reads: When you trash a card other than from this, you may trash a card from your ...
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What makes King’s Court-King’s Court-Goons-Goons-Masquerade so powerful?

A while ago while reading, I read about the King’s Court-King’s Court-Goons-Goons-Masquerade combo it was stated to be very powerful, and I was wondering why it was considered as such.
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How many cards do you trash when you play a Chapel after having bought a Sewers?

Chapel reads Trash up to 4 cards from your hand. Sewers reads When you trash a card other than from this, you may trash a card from your hand. Because the cards Chapel trashes are all at once, ...
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How can I make realistic looking homebrew cards? [closed]

I am making a homebrew expansion for Dominion and I have been using the GoodNotes app for the card layouts. I thought they looked pretty good until I saw Asper’s Cards and was blown away by how good ...
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What defines the curse type?

I am making a homebrew expansion to Dominion and I want to include some more curse-type cards. However, what does the curse type mean for a card? Does it mean - VP, or just something undesirable to ...
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Dominion: ghost plus pixie

Ghost card says to play an action twice. The pixie is an action that allows you to trash it when you play it. What happens if I ghost a pixie? If I trash pixie the first time, do I still play it the ...
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Dominion: Can travellers (Peasant, Page) be Upgraded or Trade Routed?

The upgrades of Peasant and Page (Soldier, Fugitive, Disciple etc) are not in the supply. But can they still be trashed by Trade Route, or can they be upgraded by Upgrade? For example, a Disciple has ...
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How to play the Harbinger card in Dominion

If I play a harbinger card, I draw from my deck and then have an action and am able to take a card from my discard and put it onto my deck. Am I able to draw a card, then put one from my discard onto ...
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Can an on buy effect move the bought card? [closed]

As I understand it, you buy a card, and that subsequently triggers a gain for non-Event cards. Am I correct in assuming, then, that an on-buy effect could not move a card due to it not being under ...
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How can I play Dominion by myself (like solitaire)?

Is there any suggested way to modify the rules to play Dominion on your own, like a Dominion Solitaire? It seems possible given that you're mostly just building your own deck and collecting victory ...
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Changing bot difficulty in Dominion Online

Regarding the new online version of the deck-building card game Dominion, my friend complains that the bot is too challenging. Is there any way to decrease the difficulty when playing bots 1-on-1 in ...
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How can I play a bot with expansion cards in Dominion Online?

Dominion Online noob here. I'm trying to play a bot with expansion cards, but it seems to only allow me to select base cards. I've added familiar cards by adding expansions I own, but can't seem to ...
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How do I use the Dominion & Dominion Intrigue Update Packs?

I purchased the Dominion Update Pack (and the one for Intrigue), but it didn't come with any instructions. There is a new slip that is obviously deaigned to go in the center of the original box, ...
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What Dominion Cards use victory tokens?

I'm aware of three cards in Dominion: Prosperity that use victory tokens and have seen some in Dominion Empires as well. In a definitive list, what cards utilize victory tokens?
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What Dominion cards have artwork featuring different versions of the same object?

In the Dark Ages expansion of Dominion there are several cards that feature artwork with run-down versions of the artwork on previously released cards. Examples are "Pillage" - featuring "Village," "...
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Is the Chancellor + Harbinger combo a viable Dominion strategy?

From what I can see, the Chancellor (base set; allows you to immediately move your deck into your discard pile) coupled with an extra action and the Harbinger (Dominion Update Pack; allows you to take ...
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Dominion - bold and regular type: which action comes first?

So, my son, my wife, and I play regularly. I've read the instructions thoroughly, and we have been playing for a while both ways, but I would like to see if someone can help figure this out once and ...
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In Dominion: Adventures, does the discarded Traveller have to be in hand, or can it have been played?

I've read the instructions three times, and I can't understand whether the Traveller card being discarded can have been played that turn, then discarded in the clean up phase, or whether it should ...
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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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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 3 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where do trashed Travellers go?

In Dominion Adventures, when you trash one of the Traveller cards, where does that Traveller go? The rules seems to imply the Trash pile. However, since there are only 5 of each pile, I was ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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.