Quick Takes: 2-4 players 30 minutes Ages 13+ (slightly more complex or takes longer than the classics we all think of)
We call these "New Classics." Like Catan, Dominion started a brand new genre of grown-up board games, and inspired a whole generation of game designers. Intrigue was the very first expansion to Dominion, quite a feat as the number of expansions today is 13! Cornucopia is the fifth expansion. Because Cornucopia is a smaller expansion, it's combined in this box with the eighth expansion of the universe, Guilds.
These are expansions - NOT complete games.
Cornucopia adds 13 new Kingdom cards to Dominion, and these are very friendly to engine-builders. It also has five unique cards in a Prize pile that don't go into the supply: Bag of Gold, Diadem, Followers, Princess, and Trusty Steed.
Guilds also adds 13 new Kingdom cards, including the Butcher, the Baker, and (yes, really) the Candlestick Maker. It has some unique mechanics called the Coffers and overpay, which give Guilds a unique feel. This is a popular expansion.
Note: You must have the core game Dominion to play. These are expansions only and does not have all the cards needed to play a game.
- We love Dominion so much, we had to have it!
- Gateway game - a good entry point into more complicated board games, this game features a lot of new rules/game playing styles but is still approachable for newbies