Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Game Time: Dominion!

A new game for us since Christmas, Dominion is well loved and frequently played. Amazon.com reviews are correct- the game is addicting! We can all play this one with varying amounts of experience and success. I like that the game changes depending upon what you choose for actions as you set up the game.

Essentially, without a lot of interactive cards, you are playing against the deck and you are trying to amass a lot of cards and particularly a lot of victory points. The person who has the most- wins!

It really is a card game and there are many choices to make for the action cards you will play that game.

Our two newest editions are Prosperity, Intrigue and Seaside! Don't forget you need to buy the basic Dominion game as well.

Seaside lets you have tokens for victory points and duration cards which allow the benefit to linger to your next turn. Pretty cool.

One of the things I LOVE about this game is that it really is a different game each time you play depending on the cards you choose to play with that round. Having caboodles of expansions means we can pick lots of different cards which changes the game strategy. Of course, as our mathematician friend explains, once you know how certain powerful cards play, if they are in the game then you know what to do. It appears we are missing just two (one is a brand new version) small expansions and as luck would have it another birthday coming in September. This summer we are trying to achieve a game streak, but we have not yet decided on the parameters. One different game each day? Just a game of our choice each day? Two games a day? So many possibilities...

4 comments:

Tracey said...

Heather, are you the only one playing? You look like you are having fun!

Heather said...

No, the others were taking pictures! haha

dstb said...

Thanks for the tip. I'll add it to my wish list.

My boys just got 7 Wonders and Civilization. I have not played either, yet. Both are popular with the boys, but it seems like 7 Wonders may be a game you can play if you have a limited amount of time.

Sarah

Heather said...

Thanks Sarah- we'll have to check it out!

Heather