Every Tuesday, UNT Media Library highlights a title from their growing collection of tabletop games. This week, read about: Dominion box cover

Dominion, Boardgame 60

Number of Players: 2-4
For Ages: 8+
Duration of Play: 30 minutes
In Dominion, victory is within your grasp – literally. As a deck building game, your resources, victory points, and capabilities all reside in your hand of cards. Your deck is your Dominion. “It starts out a small sad collection of Estates and Coppers, but you hope by the end of the game it will be brimming with Gold, Provinces, and the inhabitants and structures of your castle and kingdom.” — (From the Dominion rule book). Each turn, players have the opportunity to improve their deck by playing action cards and buying new cards. The trick is finding the right balance between each type of card in your hand and hoping it works in your favor when the game ends. At that time, the player with the most victory points is the victor!

From the publisher:

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, fiefdoms. 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.

— Rio Grande Games

Many thanks to UNT Gamers for gifting this title to the UNT Media Library! If you like Dominion, you may also enjoy these titles, also available at UNT Media Library:
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