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Chapel
Chapel.jpg
Type Action
Effect Trash up to 4 cards from your hand.
Cost 2 Coins
Set Dominion (Base Game)
Illustration Matthias Catrein

Additional Rules from the Rulebook[]

You can't trash the Chapel itself since it isn't in you hand when you resolve it. You could trash a different Chapel card if that card were in your hand.

The Secret History of Chapel[]

In an article on Board Game Geek, Donald X. Vaccarino commented on the development of Chapel:

This started out "trash any number of cards" and went to the ever-so-slightly weaker "trash up to 4 cards." I tested a version with "trash up to 3 cards." It was horrible. Just, way slower than the current version, like you wouldn't believe. [1]

Strategy and Notes[]

Note: Strategy articles are not necessarily based on fact, but on players' experiences or simulation programs. Certain cards will be stronger in some set-ups and weaker in others.


  • Chapel is the fastest way to trash cards. See the article Why Trashing is Good for more information.
  • Good to get rid of Curse cards, and your starting deck of Copper and Estate cards.
  • It is almost always a bad play to buy more than one, but there are a few exceptions.
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