01 of 07
Contributing writer Seth Brown says Dominion "has inspired many imitators with its ingenious deck-building mechanic. Both easy to learn and strategic enough for serious gamers, Dominion may well be a 'must-play.'" I couldn't agree more.
02 of 07
Dominion - Game Profile
Here's a closer look at Dominion, including all of the available expansions, the numerous awards it has won, and much more.
03 of 07
Thematically, Dominion is a game about monarchs attempting to expand their kingdom. Mechanically, it is a deck-building game where players buy cards each turn to add to their decks, slowly growing more powerful as the game progresses. Here's a quick guide to the basic rules of Dominion.
04 of 07
Dominion is an incredibly complex game, and with millions of possible board combinations, there is no one "best strategy" that will work in every game. However, these basic strategy tips about money management in Dominion will help if you are just learning to play.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Dominion is a game about buying cards to put in your deck. And while treasure and victory cards may be important, the meat of the game is all about the different action cards you can buy. Here are a few basic strategy tips to help you figure out what actions to buy.
06 of 07
Starting Setup Strategies
Dominion is a game with literally millions of possible board layouts. However, if you're just learning the game, then the chances are good that you'll be playing the recommended starting setup, consisting of Cellar, Moat, Woodcutter, Workshop, Village, Smithy, Remodel, Militia, Market, and Mine. Here are some strategy tips for that layout.
07 of 07
Dominion, as a deck-building game, may seem to be all about adding good cards to your deck. However, an important thing to remember is that another way to improve the average card in your deck is to trash the bad cards. Here are some beginner strategy tips on how to thin your deck.