Dominion:

Dominion is a deck-building game where players are monarchs building up their kingdoms through "purchasing" land, goods, power-ups, or victory points from the available piles of cards. You can also sabotage your opponents by causing them to draw curse cards, which negate victory points. At the beginning of the game, you start with a small collection of estates and copper coins, but you work to collect gold bars, provinces, and many minions to carry out your bidding. The player with the most victory points added up at the end of the game wins! Designed by Donald X. Vaccarino, Manufactured by Rio Grande Games.

BoardGameGeek- 7.7/10

Funagain Games- 4.9/5

Review from The End Zone Reviewer: 8.5/10

Dominion is, in my opinion, a good, gentle game to be able to chat over while still having fun competing for the greatest kingdom. Unless you're great at paying attention at other people's cards, you'll never be able to tell who's beating you as you play, so it adds a sense of urgency to win. If you play with one or two expansions added in, you'll never get the same game twice. It keeps your strategy skills sharp by knowing when to get specific cards and when to wait, which is why I enjoy playing. I recommend this game for a slightly more mature demographic, since I'm sure smaller children won't be able to really appreciate the game-play. But for those who love planning things out, timing, and a calm atmosphere, this game is for you.


Dominion has won:

  • 2010 Ludoteca Ideale Official Selection
  • 2010 Juego del Año Tico Nominee
  • 2010 Games Magazine Best New Family Strategy Game Winner
  • 2010 Årets Spill Best Family Game Winner
  • 2010 Årets Spill Best Family Game Nominee
  • 2009 Vuoden Peli Adult Game of the Year Winner
  • 2009 Vuoden Peli Adult Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2009 Tric Trac Nominee
  • 2009 Spiel des Jahres Winner
  • 2009 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
  • 2009 Spiel der Spiele Hit mit Freunden Recommended
  • 2009 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Nominee
  • 2009 Mensa Select Winner
  • 2009 Ludoteca Ideale Official Selection Winner
  • 2009 Lucca Games Best Card Game Winner
  • 2009 JUG Game of the Year Winner
  • 2009 Juego del Año Finalist
  • 2009 JoTa Best Card Game Nominee
  • 2009 JoTa Best Card Game Critic Award
  • 2009 JoTa Best Card Game Audience Award
  • 2009 International Gamers Awards - General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee
  • 2009 Japan Boardgame Prize Voters' Selection Winner
  • 2009 Japan Boardgame Prize Voters' Selection Nominee
  • 2009 Hra roku Winner
  • 2009 Hra roku Nominee
  • 2009 Guldbrikken Special Jury Prize
  • 2009 Gouden Ludo Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Geek Most Innovative Board Game Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Winner
  • 2009 Golden Geek Best Gamers' Board Game Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Geek Best Card Game Winner
  • 2009 Golden Geek Best Card Game Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Geek Best 2-Player Board Game Nominee
  • 2009 Fairplay À la carte Winner
  • 2009 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming Nominee
  • 2009 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming - Winner
  • 2009 Deutscher Spiele Preis Best Family/Adult Game Winner
  • 2009 As d'Or - Jeu de l'Année Nominee
  • 2008 Origins Awards Best Traditional Card Game Winner
  • 2008 Meeples' Choice Award

Expansions for this game include:

  • Intrigue (and update pack)
  • Seaside
  • Alchemy
  • Prosperity
  • Cornucopia
  • Hinterlands
  • Dark Ages
  • Guilds

And much more!