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Dominion (Second Edition)



Dominion (Second Edition) The deck-building game that started it all has been updated!

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Dominion (Second Edition) The deck-building game that started it all has been updated!

Dominion is the deckbuilding card game that started it all! A unique card game of monarchy and treachery!

You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion!?

In all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodums. All are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. You will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under your banner.
But wait! It must be something in the air; several other monarchs have had the exact same idea. You must race to get as much of the unclaimed land as possible, fending them off along the way. To do this you will hire minions, construct buildings, spruce up your castle, and fill the coffers of your treasury. Your parents wouldn?t be proud, but your grandparents, on your mother's side, would be delighted.

Dominion is not a CCG, but the play of the game is similar to the construction and play of a CCG deck. The game comes with 500 cards. You select 10 of the 25 Kingdom card types to include in any given play -- leading to immense variety.

Dominion (Second Edition) replaces six Kingdom card types from the first edition with six new types of Kingdom cards, while also replacing the blank cards in the game with a seventh new Kingdom card. These new cards are available on their own in the Dominion: Update Pack. The rulebook has been rewritten, three cards have mild functional changes ("you may" added to Moneylender, Mine, Throne Room), and other cards have been rephrased (while remaining functionally the same).


  • 2009 Dice Tower Gaming Awards, Best Game of the Year, Winner
  • 2009 Ludoteca Ideale, Games of the Year
  • 2009 Deutscher Spiele Preis, Game of the Year, Winner
  • 2009 J.U.G. winner
  • 2009 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming winner
  • 2009 Spiel des Jahres winner
  • 2009 Origins Award - Card Game winner
  • 2009 Mensa Select
  • 2009 Vuoden perhepeli Adult category winner
  • 2008 Meeples Choice Awards

Contents: 500 cards, storage tray, rule booklet.


Number of Players 2 to 4
Playing Time 30 minutes
Suggested Ages 8 and up
Demo Available Yes
Mechanics card game, card drafting, hand management, Dominion
Designer Vaccarino, Donald X.
Illustrator Matthias Catrein
Publisher Rio Grande Games
Year Published 2016
Binding Box
Condition New


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