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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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