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The Base Game was the first game in the Dominion series to be released. You need the Base Game or Intrigue to play Dominion since they provide the Basic Cards.


Dominion (Base Game)

Box Description[]

You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion!

In all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodums. All are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. You will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under you banner.

But wait! It must be something in the air; several other monarchs have had the exact same idea. You must race to get as much of the unclaimed land as possible, fending them off along the way. To do this you will hire minions, construct buildings, spruce up your castle, and fill the coffers of your treasury. Your parents wouldn't be proud, but your grandparents, on your mother's side, would be delighted.

Author: Donald X. Vaccarino

Development: Valerie Putman & Dale Yu

Illustration & Layout: Matthias Catrein

2-4 Players

30 Minutes

Ages 8+


  • 500 Cards:
    • 130 Basic Treasure Cards:
      • 60 "Copper" Cards
      • 40 "Silver" Cards
      • 30 "Gold" Cards
    • 48 Basic Victory Cards:
      • 24 "Estate" Cards
      • 12 "Duchy" Cards
      • 12 "Province" Cards
    • 252 Kingdom Cards:
      • 10 Each of Adventurer, Bureaucrat, Cellar, Chancellor, Chapel, Council Room, Feast, Festival, Laboratory, Library, Market, Militia, Mine, Moat, Moneylender, Remodel, Smithy, Spy, Thief, Throne Room, Village, Witch, Woodcutter, and Workshop.
      • 12 Gardens (Victory Kingdom Card)
    • 30 Curse Cards
    • 32 Randomizer Cards
    • 1 Trash Card
    • 7 Blank Cards
  • Storage Tray
  • Rulebook


Base Game Kingdom Cards:

Basic Cards:

Dominion on Rio Grande Games: