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Dominion- which to buy?
« on: December 07, 2015, 11:54:59 PM »
Hello all,
My girl and I recently started the dominion games.. at first I wasnt really drawn to.the game because in my opinion it looked too much like magic the gathering. Well that changed  the moment I started to play it

We got them as a gift. Both intrique and guilds.
Now I want to buy another for her.. but which one is the best to.get? I searched around on the internet and they gave me the suggestion to buy either the normal base game or.the dark ages.
Now I trust you guys and girls better then any other source. Which expansion from all the dominion games should I buy for her as a present?

Cheers

P.s. do you remember the post where I told you my girlfriend doesnt like boardgames? Well.. she is addicted now and a merciless coldblooded player, I really need to pay attention or she totally wins Carcassonne double the points. Hahaha I like it

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Re: Dominion- which to buy?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 01:12:27 AM »
Oh this will be fun. I have all of them except Adventures. Here's my order for purchasing:

1. Seaside – Awesome fun with the duration cards and the mechanics are still relatively simple to learn. Hands down my partner's and my favourite expansion.
2. Dominion – More simple cards but most of the basic core cards are here. It's really hard to not own this one.
3. Prosperity – High-valued cards with two new currencies. Quite fun.
4. Hinterlands – Lots of cards and lots of options, although nothing revolutionary.
5. Cornucopia – A half-sized set that has some fun things like Tournament and Prizes.
6. Dark Ages – A more complex expansion with lots of nuances but a definite negative mechanic (not negative as in bad, but as in lots of attacks and things that trash cards).
7. Adventures – I've read all the cards and it seems fun and the Events are a hoot.
8. Alchemy – A difficult to play expansion that only has a few cards that really feel fun to use.

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Re: Dominion- which to buy?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 03:10:06 AM »
Thanks whaley. I will take it in consideration.
Anyone else got some favorites?

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Re: Dominion- which to buy?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 01:42:35 PM »
My wife and I are big Dominion fans. In general, I'm pretty much with whaleyland. From my own experience and what I've read/heard, I'd say:

1. Prosperity
2. Seaside
3. Hinterlands

And yes, you probably want to avoid Alchemy.

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Re: Dominion- which to buy?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 01:55:16 PM »
I went for Prosperity. The idea of a better use to the money i liked the best.
The Seaside is one i think is better after we played more games of dominion to really extent the options.

Thanks for your suggestion guys, it helped a lot.

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Re: Dominion- which to buy?
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2015, 02:10:56 PM »
Nice. You guys will love it. It definitely adds a lot of enjoyment without getting too complicated. Get ready for some high scores. :)

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Re: Dominion- which to buy?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2015, 03:44:07 AM »
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