Dominion Guilds is the ninth release in the Dominion game series, and it is also the final planned expansion release from Rio Grande Games and designer Donald X. Vaccarino (of course, with the immense popularity of the Dominion series, don’t be surprised to see another few releases at some point in the distant future). Dominion Guilds is an expansion-only set like Seaside, Alchemy, Prosperity, Cornucopia, Hinterlands, and Dark Ages before it. It is not a stand-alone version, so you’ll need to have either the original Dominion game or Dominion Intrigue to play a game with the Guilds box set. If you haven’t acquired one of the first two games, do so before getting the Guilds expansion! (or, you can buy the base-cards-only pack that lets you play any expansion as a stand-alone game)
The entire series of Dominion games has been designed so that each expansion game adds themes or additional game play concepts to the core principles introduced in the original game and around which it revolves and expands. This expansion is no exception. First off, Guilds introduces an expansion to the concept of coin tokens. The coin tokens were introduced in the Seaside and Prosperity expansions, but Guilds greatly expands on the specific instances of use in those games and makes them available for any desired use after you obtain them. They are functional money that can be tapped at need. Secondly, the concept of overpay is developed. There are cards in this expansion that you can get more out of by overpaying for them. Obviously, these two new game mechanics are synergistic. You get extra coin tokens that you can cash in to overpay. A third, minor them is the “name a card” aspect of certain cards. The fourth and fifth themes are fairly unimportant to actual game play: bald people on the cards and wordy cards.
Dominion Guilds Cards
In the table below, you will find the data you need to learn about the Dominion Guilds game cards. This site is updated regularly with strategy posts and other helpful information. As information specific to the cards below is added, the name of the card will be linked so that clicking on the name of the card will take you to more detailed strategy regarding how to deploy that card effectively during game play. Also, larger Dominion Guilds card images can be viewed by clicking the icon for each card in the table. The table is sortable as well; just click the header to sort the table by that column, either ascending or descending.
Dominion Guilds Card List
Dominion Guilds Cards List: Conclusion
As is true with every expansion or addition, the Dominion Guilds expansion game brings new and exciting strategic options to the overall game. The new Kingdom Cards and game mechanics continue to make the combinations and complexity even more exponential and ramps up the excitement to unbelievable levels. If you have landed here as someone new to the game, be sure to check out the primer on How to Play Dominion. As new strategy articles are written, they will appear in the Dominion Strategy section. But, don’t get caught up too much in the minutia – keep playing and having fun!