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Dominion Expansions

dominion expansionsOverview of Dominion Expansions

The original Dominion deck-building card game literally burst onto the gaming scene in October of 2008 and has grown exponentially since that time.  The original base game consists of 500 cards.  After the original, 9 more releases have either occurred or are planned in the near future.  If every expansion and release were purchased, the card total would be 3,150.  What a game!  But, it can be overwhelming to sort everything out.  Which expansions should a new player buy?  Should a new player start with the base game or Dominion Intrigue, or perhaps a later expansion?

Fear not.  This post is here to help you find all the information you need about Dominion expansions quickly and easily.  It takes knowledge to win dominion games, and this will serve to help you get to where that knowledge is.

Without further ado, on to your portal to all you need to know about each and every Dominion expansion game:

Dominion Expansion Games

Original Dominion

This is the game that started it all.  500 cards, all the major concepts of the game represented, released in October of 2008.  For the complete overview of the base game, go here: Dominion Base Game.  For all the cards, images, and functions, see here: Original Dominion Cards List.  For the themes and comparison considerations when you are ready to purchase your games, visit this page: Buy Dominion.

dominion game expansionsDominion Intrigue Expansion

The second release and also a standalone game.  500 total cards, 25 additional Kingdom cards, released in July of 2009.  For the complete overview of the expansion game, go here: Dominion Intrigue.  For all the cards, images, and functions, see here: Dominion Intrigue Cards List.  For the themes and comparison considerations when you are ready to purchase your games, visit this page: Buy Dominion.

Dominion Seaside Expansion

The third release and an expansion-only release.  300 total cards, 26 additional Kingdom cards, released in October of 2009.  For the complete overview of the expansion game, go here: Dominion Seaside.  For all the cards, images, and functions, see here: Dominion Seaside Cards List.  For the themes and comparison considerations when you are ready to purchase your games, visit this page: Buy Dominion.

Dominion Alchemy Expansion

The fourth release and an expansion-only release.  150 total cards, 12 additional Kingdom cards, released in May of 2010.  For the complete overview of the expansion game, go here: Dominion Alchemy.  For all the cards, images, and functions, see here: Dominion Alchemy Cards List.  For the themes and comparison considerations when you are ready to purchase your games, visit this page: Buy Dominion.

dominion expansion gamesDominion Prosperity Expansion

The fifth release and an expansion-only release.  300 total cards, 25 additional Kingdom cards, released in October of 2010.  For the complete overview of the expansion game, go here: Dominion Prosperity.  For all the cards, images, and functions, see here: Dominion Prosperity Cards List.  For the themes and comparison considerations when you are ready to purchase your games, visit this page: Buy Dominion.

Dominion Cornucopia Expansion

The sixth release and an expansion-only release.  150 total cards, 13 additional Kingdom cards (and 5 Prize cards), released in June of 2011.  For the complete overview of the expansion game, go here: Dominion Cornucopia.  For all the cards, images, and functions, see here: Dominion Cornucopia Cards List.  For the themes and comparison considerations when you are ready to purchase your games, visit this page: Buy Dominion.

Dominion Hinterlands Expansion

The seventh release and an expansion-only release.  300 total cards, 26 additional Kingdom cards, released in October of 2011.  For the complete overview of the expansion game, go here: Dominion Hinterlands.  For all the cards, images, and functions, see here: Dominion Hinterlands Cards List.  For the themes and comparison considerations when you are ready to purchase your games, visit this page: Buy Dominion.

Dominion Promotional Cards Expansions

Periodically, single-card promotional expansions are released.  Five of these have been released, one each in November 2008, March 2009, February 2010, June 2011, and October 2011.  These added 5 additional Kingdom cards.  For all the cards, images, and functions, see here: Dominion Promotional Cards List.  For the themes and comparison considerations when you are ready to purchase your games, visit this page: Buy Dominion.  You can purchase the Promotional cards via the link on the Dominion Promotional Cards List page just linked above.

Dominion Base Cards Release

A set of Base Cards was released in June of 2012.  These cards bear new artwork and can either replace the basic cards from the base game, Intrigue, Alchemy, and Prosperity, or they can serve to complete any of the expansion-only releases that would normally require one of the first two games to play.  For the themes and comparison considerations when you are ready to purchase your games or this Base Cards Only expansion, visit this page: Buy Dominion.

Dominion Dark Ages Expansion

The eighth release and an expansion-only release.  500 total cards, 35 additional Kingdom cards, released in August of 2012.  For the complete overview of the expansion game, go here: Dominion Dark Ages.  For all the cards, images, and functions, see here: Dominion Dark Ages Cards List.  For the themes and comparison considerations when you are ready to purchase your games, visit this page: Buy Dominion.

Dominion Guilds Expansion

The ninth release and an expansion-only release.  150 total cards, 13 additional Kingdom cards, released in June of 2013.  For the complete overview of the expansion game, go here: Dominion Guilds.  For all the cards, images, and functions, see here: Dominion Guilds Cards List.  For the themes and comparison considerations when you are ready to purchase your games, visit this page: Buy Dominion.

dominion expansionDominion Expansions: Conclusion

Dominion is a truly great game.  Simple enough for everyone to learn, but challenging enough that those who wish to delve into it will continue to be satisfied and pushed and able to strive for elusive mastery.  In fact, it is similar to chess in that way.  So, get a group together, break out the boxed sets, create a unique Kingdom, and start playing!

For anyone who loves to play group games or card games, this one will be a treat.  So, use this site to hone your skills, learn about the game, and begin dominating your Dominion crew.  New posts and strategy suggestions will be added on a regular basis, so check back often.  Good luck, and happy gaming!

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