Are you new to Dominion? Are you excited about the prospect of getting better?
Here’s a couple of resources to get you started:
Dominion (2nd edition) rulebook
Dominion Online: The official online implementation of Dominion.
The Forum: All skill levels are welcome. Check out especially the Help! forum, where you can post a game log and seek advice on what you did right or wrong, or the Rules forum, where you can get your rules questions answered.
Discord Server: Discuss anything Dominion-related on gaming’s hottest text and voice chat app.
The Wiki: a hub of information for everything Dominion related.
ShuffleIT forum: The forum for the online implementation of Dominion. Go here for the latest online updates.
Dominion Video Tutorial: A video series by Adam Horton teaching players how to play Dominion.
How to Base Dominion: An excellent video series going over various strategies using the 2nd Edition Base Set of Dominion.
What expansion(s) should I get? Check out Donald X.’s Guide to 12 Dominion Expansions for advice.
Past blog posts and strategy articles.
Glossary: a repository of many common terms used on the blog and forum. Don’t be scared away by all the definitions: it’s intended as a reference, not as essential knowledge.
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gotta add “Building the ‘First Game’ engine” article to this list of beginner articles. It’s great. one of the most helpful I’ve read.
Good point! Done.
Thank you guys! I played my first two Dominion Online games tonight. I lost one and won one (quite handily I might add 48:24) and those were the first two games I’ve ever played of Dominion. I couldn’t have done it without your articles. Especially the analyzing the kingdom article.
In the game I won, I looked at all the cards and there were no trashing and now +buys. There were both cities and villages though and I went with a big money route, buying gold and emptying the city and village stacks. That allowed me lots of income and I ended up buying three colonies.
Just wanted you to know, you are making a difference.
I’m finally getting the actual board game, starting with just the Base set for now.
I think it’s good to have a link to the game rules in a “new to …” article. (maybe the pdf’s from the RGG website? or the pages that contain them?) Also: council room is hardly for beginners…
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I need some advice. I am thinking of buying my husband the Prosperity expansion but I’m open to advice if anyone thinks another expansion would be better. (This will be his first expansion set) I also need to know if I do get an expansion set if it will increase the amount of players from 4 to more?
Prosperity is great. It won’t increase the max number of players – I think only Intrigue does that – though you should know that Dominion isn’t really that great with > 4 players.
The Prosperity set is my favorite expansion. You can really get an engine working with those cards.
I agree with theory. Dominion is best with 2-3 players.
It’s really too bad that I am terrible at this game. I tried it several time but I can’t win a game. My record is 0-9 (Yeah). I am MUCH better at strategy board games than dominion. I’ll give you tips a go, hopefully it’ll give me a win… someday
My record is 1-10. So you should either not feel too bad anymore, or maybe that means it’s coming for you too. 🙂
You should do some posts on storage ideas for Dominion.