On January 7th, 2020, Donald X. Vaccarino announced a new incoming expansion: Dominion: Menagerie. This marks the 13th expansion to Dominion, following the 12th expansion, Dominion: Renaissance, released back in November 2018.
From the official Rio Grande Games’ website, Donald X. writes
“Dominion, that’s what you’re trying to achieve. This time with animals! They each have a lesson to teach, whether it’s how to spit really far, or what kind of grass tastes the best. It’s a lot to keep track of, but you’re like an elephant: you remember everything. And you’re afraid of mice. You’ve taken up riding. Horses are intimidating; they say you can lead a horse to water, but you haven’t managed it. So you’re working your way up, starting with dogs. So far so good; the dog hasn’t bucked you off yet. Your menagerie got off to a poor start, with just a goat, two rats, and the advisor who suggested starting a menagerie. You couldn’t get that fox you wanted, but it was probably bad anyway. Now you’ve got some camels, which are just as useless for sewing as you’d been warned, and a turtle that can hold its breath for longer than anyone can stay interested. Soon the animal kingdom will be yours.
This is the 13th expansion to Dominion®. It has 400 cards, with 30 new Kingdom cards. There are Horses that save a draw for later, Exile mats that cards can be sent to and rescued from, and Ways that give Actions another option. Events return.
Dominion®: Menagerie is an expansion, and cannot be played by itself; to play with it, you need the Basic cards and rulebook (Dominion® provides both). Dominion®: Menagerie can also be combined with any other Dominion® expansions you have.
We hope you enjoy this expanding world of Dominion®!
The expansion shares a name with the card Menagerie, released in the expansion Dominion: Cornucopia. It is unknown what, if any, inspiration is drawn from this card for the new expansion.
The only information we have so far is that there will be new types of card interactions, mats and events in this expansion. It will be exciting to see previews of cards in the upcoming weeks.