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Friday, November 13, 2009


Boardgames: Dominion

Been playing Dominion and the expansions recently. Must say that I've been enjoying myself.

The original game is solid in its own right. The first expansion, Intrigue, which is also a stand-alone game, is kinda weak as a stand alone game but good as a supplement to the original. The second expansion, Seaside, is a very good expansion.

Dominion is a card game along the lines of CCGs like Magic: The Gathering except it is not collectible. Every card comes in the base game or expansions. It is not a money pit like M:tG.

Dominion was recently named as the Spiel des Jahre or the German game of the year. For the uninitiated that is the most significant award in the realm of boardgames.

As I try to elaborate on my feelings toward the game I find I am stumped. Suffice it to say that gameplay is simple yet dramatically varied from game to game. My 10-year-old daughter was able to trounce three grown men in one game, yet the game is not simplistic. The game is easy to learn yet subtle. There is no perfect strategy, yet know-it-alls will proclaim it so.

Forget trying to elaborate, I'm going to go play again. Have a good day.

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