Narrowing this list down to 10 from all your submissions (both from the nominations post and via email) was phenomenally difficult. Full disclosure, though: we omitted all the insane massive point turns, since that’s a whole ‘nother post, and once you’ve seen one King’s Court-Wharf-Bridge-extravaganza, you’ve mostly seen them all. But don’t think we don’t think those are awesome!
Anyway, here, in no particular order, are our favorite 10 games posted. And yes, there’s an Honorable Mention. Of course there’s an Honorable Mention, this coming from the site that specializes in six-card “top 5” lists.
Honorable Mention: The Little Coppersmith That Could
Yes, we promised there wouldn’t be any massive-point-turns games in this post, but we couldn’t help sharing this game, since it was made possible thanks to a card rarely featured in such mega-turn games…
The Too Much of a Good Thing Award
I’m just going to assume that this is the first time this has ever happened in Dominion.
The You Can Legitimately Blame Luck On This One Award
Man, if I ever run into an opponent who plays Witch on me seven turns in a row (from Turns 3-9) I would just resign, content in the knowledge that all my bad luck had been used up for the day.
The Mountebank? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Mountebank! Award
In a game where Curses, Coppers, and Worker’s Villages run out, Counting House / Copper emerges triumphant over two Mountebanking opponents.
The Denied! Award
There is no real way to do justice to this game except by simply linking to the last two turns. This might be the single greatest Dominion ending I have ever seen, something all of us have wished we could do..
The Benedict Arnold Award
If you often find yourself misclicking, I do not think Steward is the best card for you…
The Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory Award
…nor should you do too much clicking near the Curses. Eli Dupree accidentally bought a Curse on the last turn and lost by 1VP, and to make matters worse, he would have actually won on turns had he not bought the Curse.
The Province-At-All-Costs Award
Whereby BelZoness discovers a way to gain 8 Curses at once to end the game on piles.
The At Least He Didn’t Play a Lookout Award
The Lemmings Award
Wherein flanders and califax both accidentally back-to-back trash all their money, and are hilariously forced to start buying and Minting Coppers to recover.
The Kings Do Not Hold Court in Warehouses Award
Most of our submissions centered around how game-breakingly, pants-wettingly, mind-warpingly powerful King’s Court is. Unfortunately, as Ola found out, there is at least one Action card that works quite poorly with King’s Court …
The Confirming All Your Worst Lookout Fears Award
Usually people worry about Lookout much more than they rationally should. Rest assured, the absolute worst-case Lookout scenario has already happened, and it has happened to someone other than you. Unless you are PSGarak.