Reading Rulebooks

Reading Rulebooks Episode Twelve – Dominion

Reading Rulebooks is a podcast dedicated to reading through rulebooks and teaching games! In this podcast I directly read the rulebook as well as discuss the game and try to clear up potential areas of confusion.

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This week we are going to cover the rules for Dominion. Dominion is a game designed by Donald X. Vaccarino and is illustrated by Matthias Catrein, Julien  Delval, Tomasz Jedruszek, Ryan Laukat, et. al. The game is published by Rio Grande Games. Dominion is a deck building game for 2 to 4 players.

Expansions include Dominion: Seaside (2009), Dominion: Prosperity (2010), Dominion: Alchemy (2010), Dominion: Hinterlands (2011), Dominion: Cornucopia (2011), Dominion: Dark Ages (2012), Dominion: Guilds (2013), Dominion: Adventures (2015), Dominion: Intrigue (2016), Dominion: Empires (2016), Dominion: Nocturne (2017), Dominion: Menagerie (2020), Dominion: Allies (2022).


00:00 Introduction

01:46 Contents

03:35 Preparation

05:35 Overview

06:30 Action Phase

08:02 Buy Phase

10:09 Clean-Up Phase

10:44 Game End

 11:22 Card Types

13:06 Terminology

17:24 Shuffling

18:04 Additional Rules / 5-6 Player Rules

20:14 Sample Turn

22:29 Random Card Notes

29:21 Recommended Sets of 10

30:50 MCG Thoughts

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