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! Meet the newest expansion of the universe, Menagerie.
Dominion, that's what you're trying to achieve. This time with animals! Your menagerie got off to a poor start, with just a goat, two rats, and the advisor who suggested starting a menagerie. It's not much, but you're confident. Soon the animal kingdom will be yours.
What's in this box? Menagerie brings 400 cards to the game Dominion, including 30 new Kingdom Cards. The expansion also adds two brand new elements (Ways and Exiles) and a few interesting variations on things we have already seen before. We love that Dominion stays fresh so many years after it pioneered the deck-building style of games. Our favorite new concept in Menagerie is the Exile, which functions a bit like layaway and also gives you a convenient place to store point cards like Estates so they don't clutter up your hand. It's a great addition to the game for more advanced Dominion players who have the basics down.
Note: You must have the core game Dominion to play. This is an expansion 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