Thursday, November 11, 2010


So a few days ago a friend of mine brought over a card game that he bought called Dominion Main Page .  The basis of the card game is that your a lord trying to acquire more victory points then your opponents.  You do this buy buying parcels of land or acquiring cards that grant victory points.  Turns play out in a very simple fashion.  At the start of your turn you have 5 cards in your hand.  You can play one action and buy one card with money. Once your turn is done, you discard your deck and draw 5 more cards.  When your deck is empty, you shuffle your discard pile back into your library.  You keep playing until three piles of cards have been exhausted on the board, and then count up the total victory points everyone has.  What makes this game unique is there are around 50 different types of cards beyond money and land, and you only get to select 10 to play with.  So depending on the combination of cards you play with, the general flow of the game will change.  The first time we played, the cards gave extra points for the more cards you had in your deck, so we all focused on trying to acquire as many cards as we could.  The second time we played, the cards were more focused towards either making our opponent discard cards from their decks, or on acquiring more cards from the field.  So depending on the combination of cards you collect, the mechanics and strategies you employ will vary widely.  I'd highly recommend this game to anyone who is interested in a different kind of card game.

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