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Dominion - bold and regular type: which action comes first?

You do exactly what the card says in order, how bold the type is doesn't matter. The +2 Actions isn't an instruction to play (up to) 2 action cards at that time, it means that later in the Action ...
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How important is game theory in Dominion?

One of the clearest examples of game theory in Dominion shows up quite frequently in 2 player endgames, and it's called the Penultimate Province Rule (PPR). Basically, you should avoid buying the ...
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How many Dominion sets are there?

As of February 2024, there are 16 sets and 12 promo cards1. In release order: Dominion (Base game) Intrigue Seaside Alchemy Prosperity Cornucopia Hinterlands Dark Ages Guilds Adventures Empires ...
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How does Hireling work with Throne Room or King's Court?

The wiki has this line on Hireling: If you use Disciple (or a similar card, like Throne Room) to play Hireling twice, you will draw two extra cards each turn, and Disciple will also stay in play for ...
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When Using Throne room on a Throne room do you need two more action cards already in hand?

In Dominion, the general rule is that you have to do everything on a card in order before you can play another card. This affects Throne Room in an odd way, because it means you have to do everything ...
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Can you trash fortress indefinitely with donate?

No, because you trash all cards simultaneously. From the Dark Ages rulebook: When two or more cards are trashed at the same time, such as due to Count, first trash them all, then pick an order to ...
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Is the Chancellor + Harbinger combo a viable Dominion strategy?

This doesn't work as you are thinking: Harbinger has you draw a card before you look through your discard pile. This means that when you play Harbinger, the first thing you do is draw a card, which ...
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What Dominion cards have artwork featuring different versions of the same object?

The vast majority of the cards feature unique artwork, which is great. However, there are some cards that indeed include other cards' artwork, like: Scrying Pool (from Dominion: Alchemy) depicts the ...
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What makes King’s Court-King’s Court-Goons-Goons-Masquerade so powerful?

The combo is what is known as a "pin", although the biggest problem with it has been somewhat fixed in the 2nd version of Intrigue, which changed how Masquerade works. For reference, the three cards ...
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Can I play multiple Idols one at a time and receive the effects each time?

Yes, you play them one at a time, and therefore you get the alternating boon and curse effect. Note that this mandatory, not merely an option: You always play (and resolve) your treasures one at a ...
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Donate at end of game

The game designer intends that "after this turn" effects do not happen when the game ends. The game ends at the end of your turn, so any other effects set up after that can't happen: nothing ...
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How do I use the Dominion & Dominion Intrigue Update Packs?

The update pack serves two purposes: Replace 6 old cards with 7 newer ones Provide a new card strip; base cards are missing from the new strip. Replacing older cards The following 12 cards have ...
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When buying and playing a Villa in Dominion do you in a sense get 3 buys for that turn?

You don't get a new free Buy, sorry. Nice thinking though. The base game rules do say that when you enter a Buy phase you get one default Buy, but the card-specific notes for the Villa in the Empires ...
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Village/Smithy strategy

"If you have 5 or more Smithies" means if you have 5 total Smithies in your deck (your deck being all cards you have; between your draw pile, discard pile, hand, in play, etc). "If there are 3 or ...
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Dominion Nocturne: Why is Raider not better than Gold

There are 3 main factors at play which make it so that a Gold may the right choice over Raider sometimes. Duration cards are inherently weaker than non-duration cards for 2 reasons: First off, ...
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What cards use coin tokens?

Although the cards using coin tokens are already listed in the answer by RM Bee (including the comments), Coin tokens appear in currently four expansions (Seaside, Prosperity, Cornucopia & Guilds, ...
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Dominion: ghost plus pixie

The golden rule in Dominion is follow the card instructions as much as possible. You can play Pixie a second time, even if it has been moved, e.g., moved to the trash. However, you may not be able to ...
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How do I play out a Vassal hitting a Throne Room?

Playing an action card via Vassal is exactly the same as if you had played it from your hand: you follow the text of that card, top to bottom, doing as much as possible. In the case of Throne Room ...
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Dominion Prosperity play out treasures

You are playing the buy phase incorrectly. In the buy phase, you always play all of your treasure cards, one at a time, before you buy any card. In fact, you are not allowed to play any more treasure ...
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Why does the effect of Enchantress not stack in Dominion?

Enchantress cannot stack; the first action played by an opponent will just give +1 card +1 action. A quote from the creator/designer of Dominion confirms this: Throne / Enchantress does not give ...
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What Dominion Cards use victory tokens?

Yes there is, at The Dominion Strategy Wiki. Cards: Chariot Race, Farmers' Market, Bishop, Crumbling Castle, Monument, Sacrifice, Temple, Emporium, Groundskeeper, Plunder, Wild Hunt, Goons, Grand ...
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Black Market and game setup

It is the first option; all setup things are done at the start of a game. A card being in the Black Market deck acts just like a card in the Supply for this purpose. Strangely enough, this rule is ...
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Can opponent trash a copper on my Governor if there is no one value card in play?

Yes, they can. You always follow all instructions in order, only skipping things that are impossible. If you choose this option, your opponent has 2 instructions to follow: They may trash a card ...
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What happens when you procession an encampment without having a gold/plunder in your hand?

The Procession plays Encampment for the first time. You don't reveal a Plunder or Gold, so you set Encampment aside. This does not prevent Procession from playing it a second time, but both Encampment'...
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Can I look at my deck before playing the Zombie Mason

It is indeed a blind play, you cannot look at the top of your deck before choosing what to play with Necromancer (or however else you came to play the Zombie Mason). However, unless a pile has been ...
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What cards use coin tokens?

This is the list of all cards that use coin tokens. They are used in Dominion: Guilds. Candlestick Maker, which grants +1 Action and +1 Buy in addition to the Coin token Plaza, a village that can ...
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How to play the Harbinger card in Dominion

Short answer: yes, you can draw it immediately with, e.g., another action card. Long answer: the golden rule in Dominion is to follow a card's text entirely, top to bottom, before moving on to your ...
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How many cards do you trash when you play a Chapel after having bought a Sewers?

According to this Dominion Wiki you may trash an additional card for each card trashed. It specifically gives example with Chapel.
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How can I document that I Moated an enchantress?

The moat says :- When another player plays an Attack card, you may first reveal this from your hand, to be unaffected by it. So you are not 'playing' the moat. To defend against an attack you ...
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Scoring with "Triumphal Arch" and only one Action card in the deck

Most importantly, have fun playing with your son! For your question, in case there is no second most common Action card in a player's deck, that number would be 0. Or maybe it's non-existent, but you ...
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