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Dominion Review

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Dominion Review

Dominion is a deck-building game that requires strategy and a bit of luck. Being a game that seemed to be very popular with almost everybody, I just knew I had to get it. After I got the game, my expectations were fully exceeded, and it wasn't even as hard to understand as I thought it would be!

When I first opened Dominion, I had no idea what to expect- I had never seen nor played anything like it before. I had never played a deck building game before, but looking at the game it seemed like it would be very fun to try to win by getting the most victory points, and would also require one to think will playing the board game. The idea of using strategy to win and not having a die really appealed to me, because I prefer board games were skill is needed more than luck. Also, the fact that there were 25 different sets of cards to use made me believe that you could play this game all the time and not get sick of it, because of the different ways to play. That’s just what happened! I have played this game at least twice a day ever since I got it a week ago, and I haven’t got sick of it yet!

Dominion Review

Fun

This game is probably one of the most fun card games and the one of the most fun board games I have ever played. The game is almost completely focused on using your mind to strategize and win, making it more complex than a lot of card games and making it more fun. (Albeit, there is an element of luck to Dominion as with every card game. You never know what you are going to get when you shuffle the cards, so even if you feel like you have the best strategy the cards you draw could let you down). Also, the huge variety of ways to play makes it even more challenging and makes you want to play more and more trying out new variants of the game. Finally, the Dominion game is fun because even though it requires strategy at heart it is easy to play and can be learned by anyone, so you can play with anyone! The game is up to 4 players as well, and the more the merrier!

Difficulty Level

When you are first reading the rulebook, it can be a bit confusing on how to play Dominion. Hopefully, you read the how to play Dominion article before reading this Dominion review, and then you’ll know how to play! Anyways, if you are reading the rulebook, I suggest you and one other person read it, and teach it to whomever else will be playing. It is fairly easy to teach to other people once you yourself understand it, and even somebody who hardly plays board games can grasp how to play it very easily. Of course, for some it may be difficult to strategize on how to win, but I really think that this is a game that can be played by everybody of all ages! It’s not too difficult at all, which makes Dominion even a better game to play.

Replay Value

With 25 sets of 10 different cards, Dominion can be played hundreds of different ways, leading to endless hours of trying different variants of Dominion.  As with any game, if you play way too much you can eventually get sick of it, but if you only play a few times a day, Dominion will last a long time to come. Also, it’s fun to try to figure out what the best method is to win, and to do that, you are going to have to play the game as much as possible! Or you could just google it, but where's the fun in that?

Overall

This is a very fun game that will last a long time and can be played by anybody. Dominion is a pioneer in the deck-building games, and there are not many other board games (or card games for that matter) like it. Dominion brings something different to the table, leading to a new and exciting game. The variety is oustanding, anybody can play and enjoy it, and the game can be played for hours and hours and still be fun.

Check back soon for articles detailing the information about each card in the game, how to use them to win (guess you didn't need google to find out how to win!), including pictures of the cards so you get more of the picture of what the game is like! Hopefully, you'll go pick up Dominion in the meantime so that you can play it all of New Year's Eve!

 

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