|Illustrator(s)||Marcel-André Casasola Merkle|
Festival is an Action card from the Base set. It gives +2 actions, and so is a village.
- You get +2 Actions, +1 Buy, and + .
Festival fulfills multiple important roles in a deck-drawing engine, giving a village effect of +2 Actions and also +Buy for extra gains. However, it is a stop card, meaning that it does not draw any cards (unlike, e.g. Village). If put into a deck that cannot effectively use the +Actions and +Buy, it is usually no better than a fancy Silver.
Festival synergizes well with draw-to-X cards like Library by helping you to reduce handsize before playing your next draw card. A deck using Festival and Library will use as few Treasures as possible (often none at all) in order to maximize card draw from Library—in this case, Festival’s + and +1 Buy is the driving force that enables the deck’s buying power. This deck will still need to find a Library in the starting hand, however. Such a deck might be unreliable without trashing or removing non-Action card junk (e.g. Coppers and Estates).
Festival is usually a decent or good source of economy. Being Action-based virtual coin also allows for useful interactions with many other Action cards, such as Vassal and Throne Room.
| +2 Actions
|Dominion 1st Edition||October 2008|
| +2 Actions
|Dominion 2nd Edition||October 2016|
Other language versions
|Chinese||慶典 (pron. qìngdiǎn, lit. celebration)|
|Dutch||Festival|| +2 Acties|
|Italian||Fiera (lit. fair)|
|Japanese||祝祭 (pron. shukusai)|| +2 アクション|
|Korean||축제 (pron. chugje)|
|Polish||Festyn (lit. picnic)|| +2 akcje|
|Russian|| Ярмарка (pron. yarmarka, Smart Ltd)
Фестиваль (pron. fyestival, Dominion Online)
| +2 Действия|