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- For 2-4 players
- Takes about an hour to play
- Family strategy board game
- Tons of replay value
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Players vie for victory points. The player with the highest total at the end of the game is declared the winner. Players score points for the territories they control within a domaine. A domaine is created when a player has completely surrounded one of his castles and knights with borders. Forests are worth 1 point, villages are worth 3 and the royal city is worth 5. If a player controls all the mines of one type (all the diamond, gold, silver or copper mines) he scores 5 points. The game ends when a certain victory point total is reached (variable depending upon the number of players)or when the action card deck is exhausted.
Domaine uses a card driven action/combat engine. All action cards have two values on them: one is the value when sold the other is the cost when played. Players have a choice on their turn: sell an action card to get ducats or play an action card by paying the ducat cost. There are five different action cards: build borders, recruit knight, expand, deserter and alliance. Build borders allows a player to place borders and create domaines. Recruit knights lets players expand the military power of a domaine so they can expand or resist enemy expansion. Expand is used to increase the size of one of your domaines by up to two squares. The action card deck has a few "deserter" cards in it. For a substantial cost, the deserter lets you remove an opponent's knight and gain a knight of your own.Read more ›
River Falls, WI
The great thing about this game is that anyone can play, and while you might think you're winning you can still lose at the last second.
Like catan the board chages each time, although setup is considerbly faster as their is only 9 square to lay out. the goal is to take teritory by making domains & gather enough Victory Points to win before other players. mines are your means for income/ resources which you then use to play cards from your hands to delvelop you castles.
Heres a quick rundown.
shuffel cards in order A-E (or maybee D)
place castles & knights at start of game (depening on number of players = # placed)
at the start of your turn you get income for each different type of mine you control (maximum of 4)
silver = 1
copper = 1
gold = 1
dimanond = 1
There are 5 types of cards to aid you
Wall / border = build wall / border
Expand = Expand a currrent domain's border
Knight = increase army size
Steal Knight = decrease a neighbors army size & increase yours (expensive card)
alliance = truce (expensive card)
victorys are garnished from the following
forest = 1pt
village = 3pt
Royal City = 5pt
Mine Monopoly = 5pt (holding 3 of 1 type of mine)
Every 5 coins = 3pt (If the game runs out of cards)
First to the set number of points wins (determened by the number of players)
Or when you run out of cards in which case coins add to vicory points
Probably it's best feature is that it's very easy to learn and teach to others, which makes it a great game to bring to family gatherings. Someone new always wants to join in and it just takes minutes to explain and a few minutes of playing before they're comfortable with knowing what to do! Would highly recommend!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a set collection and area/majority control game. In this game players each take turns drawing cards from one of two decks. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tony
Good strategy game without the element of actual fighting. Not to many of those out there. Movable pieces make for endless playabiity opportunities and often force players to... Read morePublished 21 months ago by HappyT
As a fan of settlers of catan which is the award winning game also made by Klaus Teuber, I came with the expectations that Domain would deliver an experience that was unique,... Read morePublished on November 25, 2012 by Amazon Customer
My friends and I have really enjoyed this game for the past month or so. It's possible to pick up the rules and enjoy the first play. Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by rysnyd