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Dominion: Alchemy

44 out of 55 gamers thought this was helpful

This by far is the expansion that is less used in my dominion collection. The concept is good – but the cards are ‘weaker’ than other cards in different sets – and you have to invest in ‘potions’ on top of that to get them.

I would only bring this set in with a few experienced Dominion players and would play with at least 3 action cards from it – just to make the potion that much more attractive.

I’ve yet to get the newest expansions, but I am hoping they will have new cards with potion as a buying cost.

Only buy this set once you have played multiple games with the other expansions.

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Dominion: Seaside

50 out of 81 gamers thought this was helpful

Behold the seaside expansion for Dominion! This by far has some of my favorite cards like Tactician, Embargo and Treasure Map.

This expansion does bring in a whole new dynamic of game play however. So you know have good knowledge of the basic game first, then integrate Seaside.

The Duration element of the game is very simple – yet some make it sound like it is this big monster than ruins the game. Once you understand it, it will lead you to make victories and interesting games.

This may be my favorite expansion, but I still recommend getting Prosperity before this one – simply because Prosperity has the Platinum and Colony cards.

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Dominion: Intrigue

64 out of 89 gamers thought this was helpful

Hats off to Rio Grande for publishing an alternate full stand along version of Dominion – Dominion: Intrigue.

If it wasn’t for Intrigue, I would always have a friend or 2 sitting out on the fun due to lack of Victory/Treasure cards.

With yet more Estates, Duchies and Provinces (as well as coppers, silvers and golds). We can easily make 5, 6, 7 and even 8 player dominion games – 8 is a little much, but still manageable.

The new cards are a little more entertaining than the original Dominion set. So if you had to choose between Dominion and Intrigue – pick Intrigue first.

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35 out of 88 gamers thought this was helpful

No doubt the biggest contribution to the game from the Prosperity expansion is the introduction of Platinum (cost: 9/worth: 5 treasure) and the Colony (10VP card).

Once again, a multitude of new cards adds just more fun to the already fun the basic game is. For sure anyone that likes Dominion, this is should appear on your wish list.

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34 out of 76 gamers thought this was helpful

This is a good basic strategy game. Easy to understand and easy to play. Of course the person that is good in calculating and visualizing his next 2 moves will have the upper hand. Playing 3 and 4 player versions adds a dynamic of negotiations and diplomacy to the game (convince an opponent to help you block another opponent…etc…).

Game can be played while watching something on TV or while talking with others. Concentration requirement is low.

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50 out of 84 gamers thought this was helpful

Once again, this is a game that not every gamer will like. Mainly due to the multiple events that occur and in certain order. You almost have to have one ‘game master’ that ensures all events trigger and effects are recorded.

The game play is fun – concept great and replay value is good.

This is one of those games you want to give yourself an hour to learn, and hour to play and only then, finally start a game with all the players on the same level knowledge.

It is a great tool to make people think and concentrate. Not recommended to play while there are distractions (TV…) around.

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Power Grid

45 out of 95 gamers thought this was helpful

This game has good replay value, every game is different and almost every time a new winner is crowned. The biggest pitfall I find is once you fall well behind, it is hard to catch up to the leader.

The game also tends to be too long for just social gamers. On several occasions near the end, when it’s typically a race between 2 to get the most VPs – folks that are not big gamers will get bored quickly.

Having good math skills is a must – also being able to ‘plan ahead’ helps greatly.

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