OBJECTIVE OF DOMINION: The objective of Dominion is to be the player with the most Victory Points when the game comes to an end.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 4 Players
MATERIALS: 252 Kingdom Cards, 1 Trash Card, 7 Blank Cards, 32 Randomizer Cards, 30 Curse Cards, 48 Victory Cards, 130 Treasure Cards, and Instructions
TYPE OF GAME: Party Card Game
AUDIENCE: Ages 13 and Up
OVERVIEW OF DOMINION
As a monarch, you have always wanted to expand your land. However, all of the other monarchs want to do the same thing! In Dominion, try and conquer as many small bits of land that are being controlled by petty lords. While doing so, you must race the other monarchs, fending them off as you go.
To begin setup, the supply must be created. The three treasure piles are placed in a row on the table. Beside them, the victory cards are placed, their number depending on the number of players there are in the game.
If there are two players, eight of the Victory cards are placed in the supply, and for three or four players, twelve of the Victory cards are placed in the supply. Ten Kingdom cards are placed into the supply, along with ten curse cards for two players, twenty curse cards for three players, or thirty curse cards for four players.
Each player will be given seven copper cards and three estate cards, creating their starting deck. The game is then ready to begin.
The first player is randomly chosen. A turn consists of the three following phases: the action phase, the buy phase, and the cleanup phase. During the phases, the players will complete a single phase, taking turns, and then the next phase will begin. During the action phase, the player will play an action cards. Some action cards allow the players to play more than one action cards.
During the buy phase, players are able to buy a card from the Supply. Any card is able to be purchased. Some action cards allow players to buy more than one card during the buy phase. Finally, during the cleanup phase, the players will draw five new cards from the deck. When a player completely draws their hands, the next player can begin to draw cards.
END OF GAME
The game comes to an end whenever the last Province has been purchased, or it comes to an end when three to four piles are empty. The players will then tally their points, and the player with the most points, wins the game.