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== Dominion Online ==
 
== Dominion Online ==
=== Playing Online ===
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=== Playing Online ===Goko is the official online version of the game, and unofficial versions have been asked to shut down.
There are a currently a few different options for playing Dominion online. Goko is the official online version of the game, and all unofficial versions will be required to shut down one week after Goko goes fully public with their release.
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===== Goko =====
 
===== Goko =====
 
[[Goko]] is the official online implementation of Dominion. Located at http://play.goko.com/Dominion/gameClient.html, it is currently in a public Beta status.
 
[[Goko]] is the official online implementation of Dominion. Located at http://play.goko.com/Dominion/gameClient.html, it is currently in a public Beta status.
  
 
===== Isotropic =====
 
===== Isotropic =====
[[Isotropic]] is a very popular unofficial online implentation of Dominion. It offers a very simple presentation of the game and has hosted over 10 million games of Dominion.
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[[Isotropic]] was a very popular unofficial online implentation of Dominion. It offered a very simple presentation of the game and has hosted over 10 million games of Dominion.
  
 
=== Online Resources ===
 
=== Online Resources ===
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===== Dominion Strategy Forum =====
 
===== Dominion Strategy Forum =====
The [[Dominion Strategy Forum]] is an offshoot of the Dominion Strategy blog which allows for discussion related to the game of Dominion. All skill levels are welcome.  Check out especially the [http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?board=18.0 Help!] forum, where you can post an Isotropic game log and seek advice on what you did right or wrong, or the [http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?board=7.0 Rules] forum, where you can get your rules questions answered.
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The [[Dominion Strategy Forum]] is an offshoot of the Dominion Strategy blog which allows for discussion related to the game of Dominion. All skill levels are welcome.  Check out especially the [http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?board=18.0 Help!] forum, where you can post a game log and seek advice on what you did right or wrong, or the [http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?board=7.0 Rules] forum, where you can get your rules questions answered.
 
===== Dominion Videos =====
 
===== Dominion Videos =====
 
[[Dominion Videos]] are video recordings of Dominion games (typically online games) used for strategy and analysis. Videos give the viewer an inside look at gameplay that game logs simply can't provide. The video of the game play is usually supplemented with commentary by the player recording, offering insights into the player's strategy, thought processes, and decision making.
 
[[Dominion Videos]] are video recordings of Dominion games (typically online games) used for strategy and analysis. Videos give the viewer an inside look at gameplay that game logs simply can't provide. The video of the game play is usually supplemented with commentary by the player recording, offering insights into the player's strategy, thought processes, and decision making.
 
===== CouncilRoom.com =====
 
===== CouncilRoom.com =====
CouncilRoom.com was a site dedicated to generating statistics from the logs of games played on [[Isotropic]]. Unfortunately, site owner rrenaud has lost interest in maintaining the site and there is a search to find replacements to host the site. Until that time, it appears the site (and all of the relevant links below) will be down.
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CouncilRoom.com is a site dedicated to generating statistics from the logs of games played on [[Isotropic]]. It has not yet been updated to catalog logs from [[Goko]].  
 
===== Other =====
 
===== Other =====
 
* BoardGameGeek - [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/36218/dominion Game Page], [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/forums/thing/36218/dominion Forums], [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Dominion_FAQ Dominion FAQ], and [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Complete_and_All-Encompassing_Dominion_FAQ Dominion Rules FAQ]
 
* BoardGameGeek - [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/36218/dominion Game Page], [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/forums/thing/36218/dominion Forums], [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Dominion_FAQ Dominion FAQ], and [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Complete_and_All-Encompassing_Dominion_FAQ Dominion Rules FAQ]

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This page is intended for people who are new to the game of Dominion. It will cover many important topics for those new to the game, providing links to further detail when applicable.

Contents

The Game of Dominion

Introduction

  • Guide To The Dominion Base Game - An article explaining some basic strategy found in Base Dominion.
  • Dominion Glossary - A repository of many common terms used on the blog, forum, and wiki. Don’t be scared away by all the definitions: it’s intended as a reference, not as essential knowledge. Many of these terms and phrases will link to in depth wiki pages.
  • Dominion Who's Who - An introduction to some of the important individuals involved with the game of Dominion.
  • Beginner Strategy Guide - An introductory guide to the most basic levels of Dominion strategy.

Strategy

Frequently Asked Questions

  • My friend plays a strategy where he only buys money and victory cards and is able to keep winning. What's the deal? - The basic strategy is called "Big Money" and it is not at all unbeatable.
  • Yes, it is technically possible to play two Tacticians in one turn.
  • Why didn't I get triple the VP chips when I played King's Court on my Goons? - GoonsGoons.jpg gives VP chips per goons in play. See the Isotropic FAQ or page 8 of the Prosperity Rulebook for details. Similar rules apply with Highway and Princess.
  • My opponent has pinned me and started thinning my deck. What happened? - You are probably on the wrong end of the King's Court/Goons/Masquerade pin. The pin will work with any other attack which forces your opponent to discard down to three cards.

Purchasing The Game

Which Expansion To Buy

One of the most regular questions new players ask is which expansions they should get. There is a post over on the blog which tries to answer this question, and you can find a few forum threads (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) on the subject as well. If you are looking for more information, there are also a few forum threads (1,2,3,4,5) which compare various attributes of the different expansions.

Promo Cards

Promo cards are official Dominion kingdom cards which do not belong to any particular set. The cards can typically be purchased on the BGG store.

Card Storage

Solutions for Dominion Card Storage are frequently discussed by people who own multiple expansions of the game. There is no 'best' solution to the problem, and solutions will vary by taste and resources.

Dominion Online

=== Playing Online ===Goko is the official online version of the game, and unofficial versions have been asked to shut down.

Goko

Goko is the official online implementation of Dominion. Located at http://play.goko.com/Dominion/gameClient.html, it is currently in a public Beta status.

Isotropic

Isotropic was a very popular unofficial online implentation of Dominion. It offered a very simple presentation of the game and has hosted over 10 million games of Dominion.

Online Resources

DominionStrategy.com

Dominion Strategy is a blog dedicated to analysis and strategy surrounding the game of Dominion. It was created by theory and led to the creation of the forums and eventually this wiki.

Dominion Strategy Forum

The Dominion Strategy Forum is an offshoot of the Dominion Strategy blog which allows for discussion related to the game of Dominion. All skill levels are welcome. Check out especially the Help! forum, where you can post a game log and seek advice on what you did right or wrong, or the Rules forum, where you can get your rules questions answered.

Dominion Videos

Dominion Videos are video recordings of Dominion games (typically online games) used for strategy and analysis. Videos give the viewer an inside look at gameplay that game logs simply can't provide. The video of the game play is usually supplemented with commentary by the player recording, offering insights into the player's strategy, thought processes, and decision making.

CouncilRoom.com

CouncilRoom.com is a site dedicated to generating statistics from the logs of games played on Isotropic. It has not yet been updated to catalog logs from Goko.

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