New to Dominion

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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.


[edit] Strategy resources for beginner/intermediate players

Note: Over the last few years, the online Dominion community has largely shifted towards YouTube videos and away from written articles. This means most advice you can find in strategy articles is likely outdated or at least not maintained, as the meta and cardpool have evolved. On this wiki, pages tagged with an "Improve" banner have been noted as outdated and scheduled for updating. Also, be aware that Dominion is a fairly complex game, whose top players don't often agree on what's best or optimal, so feel free to learn from multiple sources.

[edit] Video series

[edit] Articles

  • Building The First Game Engine - A guest article by Geronimoo detailing some slightly more advanced strategy in the 'First Game' kingdom.
  • Money strategies - A.k.a. 'Big Money', a class of strategies that prioritizes affording ProvincesProvince.jpg quickly over deck control, usually considered the opposite of an engine.
  • Your Guide To Beating Attacks - An article from the blog which details some of the ways you can counter attacking strategies.
  • Building a +Action/+Cards Engine - An article from the blog which details how to construct one of the simplest engines in the game.
  • Opening Odds - Article by WanderingWinder calculating the probability of various outcomes for various openings.
  • Generalized Kingdom Analysis - Article by terracubist outlining the "pyramid" approach, which tries to break down how to approach a given kingdom by looking at how much and what to build. Useful for intermediate level players, after how to build is well understood.
  • 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.

[edit] Frequently Asked Questions

[edit] Purchasing The Game

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Purchasing Dominion On Dominion Online

More information on Dominion Online and its pricing can be found on its page.

[edit] Dominion Online

[edit] Playing Online

[edit] Shuffle IT

Shuffle IT is the company that hosts the official online implementation of Dominion, which is located here.

[edit] Isotropic

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

[edit] Online Tournaments

[edit] Dominion League

Dominion League is the longest standing online dominion tournament, founded in 2014. It welcomes players of all skill levels and is free to join. Their website can be found here.

[edit] Online Resources

[edit] Dominion (Card Game) Discord Server

The Dominion Discord is community of players on a discord server which has supplanted Dominion Strategy as the hub for organized Dominion play and discussion.


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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] is a site dedicated to generating statistics from the logs of games played on Isotropic. It has not been updated to catalog logs from Dominion Online.

[edit] Other
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