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.
In Dominion, each player starts with an identical, very small deck of cards. In the center of the table is a selection of other cards the players can "buy" as they can afford them. Through their selection of cards to buy, and how they play their hands as they draw them, the players construct their deck on the fly, striving for the most efficient path to the precious victory points by game end.
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AWARDS & HONORS
- 2010 Games Magazine Best New Family Strategy Game Winner
- 2010 Årets Spill Best Family Game Winner
- 2009 Vuoden Peli Adult Game of the Year Winner
- 2009 Spiel des Jahres Winner
- 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 JoTa Best Card Game Critic Award
- 2009 JoTa Best Card Game Audience Award
- 2009 International Gamers Awards - General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee
- 2009 Guldbrikken Special Jury Prize
- 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 2-Player Board Game Nominee
- 2009 Fairplay À la carte Winner
- 2009 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming Winner
- 2009 Deutscher Spiele Preis Best Family/Adult Game Winner
- 2008 Origins Awards Best Traditional Card Game Winner
- 2008 Meeples' Choice Award