|You may discard an Attack, two Curses, or six cards. If you do, gain a Gold.|
- You may either discard an Attack to gain a Gold, or discard two Curses to gain a Gold, or discard any 6 cards to gain a Gold.
- The gained Gold is put into your discard pile.
- You may choose to discard 6 cards despite not having enough cards in hand; you will discard everything and not gain a Gold.
- You may choose to discard two Curses despite only having one; you will discard that Curse and not gain a Gold.
There is no strategy article for Quest, but it has been discussed on the forum.
Quest gives you three alternative options for gaining a Gold other than just buying one. They are all fairly mediocre, but assuming Gold is a card you even want (in some engines, you won't), if the situation arises at least once per game, Quest did its job.
Discarding the Attack is probably the most useful option, and the only one you can actually try to plan for to some extent. Most Attacks are terminal, so if you buy two of them, for example if you open double Ambassador, they might collision. If that happens, you can play one of them, then discard the other one during the Buy phase to gain a Gold. This might be a rare case where Quest is decent in an engine: save a cheap Attack you're not using anymore (maybe an Urchin, for example), make sure you have enough buys, and get a cheap Gold on top of whatever else you're getting that turn. It's also useful in terminal draw Big Money with +Buy, for example with Margrave: drawing an Attack dead (maybe your other Margrave) is not such a big deal if you can get a Gold out of it.
Discarding two Curses is nothing you'll be very happy with - you'd rather just trash the Curses if you get the chance, even if it means not getting a Gold. But if you have a dud hand with two Curses and no way to trash them, you might as well go for the Quest to get something useful out of a bad turn. Just don't try to plan for it, that's just not ever worth it.
Discarding six cards is a lot. If you want to discard six cards to get a Gold, that means the average value of your cards is less than a Copper, which in turn either means your deck is pretty bad or you had a really bad turn that involved a draw card of some kind. As with the Curses, don't try to plan for it, but keep the option in the back of your mind.
- Opponent's Torturers, as the Curse goes to your hand.
- Tunnels, as you can use its discard mechanic to discard Tunnels outside of your Clean-Up Phase even if you fail to discard six cards. Works best with +Buy.
- Opponent's Haunted Woods and a source of +Buy, as you can discard your hand before buying a card to avoid having to put your hand on your deck.
Digital version for Dominion Online
Quest was leaked before release by Ystari Games, the French publisher of Dominion.
In other languages
- Dutch: Queeste
- Finnish: Seikkailu (lit. adventure)
- French: Quête
- German: Quest
- Japanese: 探索 (pron. tansaku, lit. search)