Crown

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Crown
Crown.jpg
Info
Cost Coin5.png
Type(s) Action - Treasure
Kingdom card? Yes
Set EmpiresEmpires icon.png
Illustrator(s) Marco Morte
Card text
If it's your Action phase, you may play an Action from your hand twice.
If it's your Buy phase, you may play a Treasure from your hand twice.

Crown is an Action-Treasure card from Empires. It is a Throne Room variant that plays either Treasures or Actions depending on which phase of your turn it's played in. It is the only Action-Treasure in the game, and the only Action that can be played during your own Buy phase (Caravan GuardCaravan Guard.jpg can be played during another player's Buy phase).

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[edit] FAQ

[edit] Official FAQ

  • If you play this in your Action phase, you play an Action card from your hand, then play the same card again; this does not use up any extra Actions you have.
  • If you play this in your Buy phase, you play a Treasure from your hand, then play it again; this does not use up any Actions at all.
  • Crown can be used to play another Crown in either your Action or Buy phase, causing you to either play two more Actions twice each, or two more Treasures twice each.
  • If you play Crown in your Action phase via something that lets you play Treasures (like StorytellerStoryteller.jpg from Dominion: Adventures), Crown will still play an Action card twice.

[edit] Other Rules clarifications

  • The start of your turn is considered part of your Action phase. This can matter if you play Crown using PrincePrince.jpg or SummonSummon.jpg (either of which requires cost reduction) or a card set aside by Prince or Summon (such as Throne RoomThrone Room.jpg or HeraldHerald.jpg).
    • As such, a Princed or Summoned Crown can never play Treasures, even if you have no Actions in your hand, and no other start-of-turn effects to resolve.

[edit] Strategy

[edit] Versions

[edit] English versions

Print Digital Text Release Date
Crown Crown from Shuffle iT If it's your Action phase, you may play an Action from your hand twice. If it's your Buy phase, you may play a Treasure from your hand twice. Empires June 2016

[edit] Other language versions

Language Name Print Digital Text
Dutch Kroon
Finnish Kruunu
German Krone German language Crown
Japanese 冠 (pron. kanmuri) アクションフェイズ中の場合、手札のアクションカード1枚を2度使用してもよい。購入フェイズ中の場合、手札の財宝カード1枚を2度使用してもよい。
Polish Korona Polish language Crown
Russian Корона (pron. korona)

[edit] Trivia

Official card art.

[edit] Preview

Crown is Dominion's first Action/Treasure. It's an Action. It's a Treasure. You can play it whenever you can play either of those things. It counts as both of those things for cards that care about what other cards are. It does something different depending on whether it's your Action phase or your Buy phase; not that different, though. You might use it as a Throne RoomThrone Room.jpg that doesn't totally suck if it doesn't collide with your other Actions. Or maybe you want to save it for your treasures; playing PlatinumPlatinum.jpg twice is probably better than playing ChancellorChancellor.jpg twice. When the crown's on your head, you make the call.

[edit] Secret History

The first version was an Action that played an Action or Treasure twice. You really want it to be a Treasure too, so you don't draw it dead off of card-drawing. So, an Action - Treasure card! It always seemed like that would be too confusing, but here was one that was no trouble. It's something how popular it is even in games where you are almost always using it as Throne RoomThrone Room.jpg.


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