A reader sent in the following Dominion puzzle:
In a solitaire game, find a way to have 8 Colonies in your deck by the end of your fifth turn. (Outpost and Possession turns are included in this total.) You may assume that you have perfect “shuffle luck”: i.e., you may rearrange your deck in any way you wish after shuffling.
We’ll post the solution next Friday, May 6. Feel free to discuss the puzzle in the comments, but please do not give obvious hints or reveal the solution. If you think you have the solution, please email us rather than spoiling it for everyone else.
(Depending on whether we receive more puzzles, this may or may not become a recurring feature. If you want it to become one, send in challenging puzzles!)
[UPDATE: Solution posted.]