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Board game review & gameplay of: Dominion

  • 8.5/10
  • 13+
  • 2-4 players
  • 30 minutes


In Dominion, players build their decks from scratch, starting with some coins and single point cards. With a starting hand of 5 cards, they get to buy new cards from the selection of other cards from the market with the coins they have played that turn, putting the new cards in the discard pile.

These new cards contain more coins, points and special action cards, which each contain some specific action to execute when played.

When the turn is over, players discard the played cards (and unplayed cards!) And draw back up to 5. 

If the province card pile is empty, or if any two other piles are out of cards, the game ends and players go through their decks counting the points. Whoever has the most points, wins the game.


I think Dominion is a classic deck building game that is still a lot of fun to play. 

👍 I love how much expansions are available, almost every fun tweak or combination exists in them! Stay tuned for a review of the newest expansion #dominionallies, in which there are some sweet special player powers introduced.

👍 The game comes with a lot of different cards and this ensures a great replayability of the game.

👍 I really like how coins and victory points are also shuffled through the decks, there are no other components, which keeps it simple and clean.

➖ There is a lot more setup time than with other deckbuilders like for instance Star Realms.

➖ Because of the vast amount of cards, the game is not really portable with its big box. 


A copy of this game was provided to me by 999 Games for the purpose of writing this review. My opinion however remains my own.

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