Dominion: Big Box II

Dominion: Big Box II

# 028569

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Item #: 028569
Grades: 5-AD

Product Description:

Already a Dominion® fan? Get the Big Box that includes Dominion (2nd Ed.), Intrigue (2nd Ed.) along with extra base cards for 5-6 players. Contents include inlay & storage tray, 500 Dominion cards, 300 Intrigue cards, trash mat, 100 cards for 5 & 6 players, and 2 rulebooks.

Publisher Description:

The new version of the Dominion Big Box has both Dominion and Intrigue second editions plus enough base cards to play with 6 players.

Category Description for Dominion:

True to form, this unique card game has completely dominated our game nights! I don't even know how many games (hundreds?) we've played in the last year or so. If we have a spare hour, you'll probably find us at our friends' house, playing a game or two. Dominion is composed of three different types of cards: treasure cards (copper, silver, and gold), victory point cards (estates, duchies, and provinces), and over 20 different action cards. Your goal is to have the most victory points at the end of the game.

To begin, 10 action cards are chosen randomly and laid out in piles (there are ten copies of each card) on the table alongside the treasure and victory point cards. All of these cards are now available for purchase. Each card has a cost, ranging from 0 (a copper) to 8 (a province), although the majority of the cards cost between 3 and 5 coins. Each player starts the game with their own personal deck consisting of 7 coppers and 3 estates. To begin, each player shuffles their deck and takes five cards into their hand, leaving the rest of their deck face down as a "draw" pile. Play moves clockwise around the table with one person playing at a time. Players use the cards in their hand to buy additional cards. There are two phases to each turn - a player may play one action card, and then he may buy one card. When he is finished, his entire hand is placed in a discard pile and he draws five more cards for his next turn. Whenever the draw pile runs out, the discard pile is shuffled and placed back in the draw pile.

The action cards vary greatly, but all are designed to better your deck and enhance future turns. There are action cards that give you extra buys, extra coins, extra actions, and extra cards in your hand. These four elements (in a variety of different combinations and variations) are the most common, but there are plenty of other unique action cards as well. Some of these allow you to gain a card costing up to four coins, play an action card twice, discard cards out of your hand and replace them with new cards from your draw pile, trash a card from your hand and gain a card costing up to two coins more, etc. Attack cards help you and affect other player's decks at the same time (each other player discards two cards, each other player must take a victory point card out of their hand and place it back on their draw pile, steal a treasure card out of another player's hand). By buying action cards as well as better treasure cards, eventually your deck will be rich enough that you can begin to buy some of the more expensive victory point cards. It's a careful balance, though, since victory cards cannot be used during game play but are kept in the deck just like the rest of the cards - if you begin buying points too early, they clog up your hand and weaken your deck, but if you start buying them too late, there might not be many left! Please note that some families may object to a card or two, although these can easily be removed from play without detriment (such as the Witch, which is an attack cards that gives Curse cards - worth -1 victory points - to other players). The variety of action cards makes each game different from the last, and smart players will soon pick up on which cards interact well together and which cards render others virtually useless. Each new mixture of action cards requires a slightly different strategy in order to win the game.

The combinations are endless, especially since there are also multiple expansion sets available. These sets offer all new cards which can be mixed in with the originals for even more variety. We recommend that beginners start with only the original cards to get used to the game play before adding an expansion, but it won't be long before you're ready for more! We have played each expansion, and we have not yet begun to tire of this game. For 2-4 players. The only question is, who will dominate at your next game night?

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Games, Puzzles & Toys
Grade Start
Grade End
Brand Name
Rio Grande Games
6.0 (lbs.)
19.0" x 11.5" x 4.0"
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Rainbow Resource Center Store
This game is on my son's Christmas wish list and Rainbow Resource has the best price for this item.
Kim E on Dec 18, 2022
My brother introduced me to this game and it makes a good holiday gift.
Heather on Sep 4, 2021
This game is on my son's Christmas wish list and Rainbow Resource has the best price for this item.
Kim E on Dec 18, 2022
I bought this for my daughter who recently moved out on her own. This is a game she enjoyed in college and introduced us to. It will be a nice addition to the start of her game collection.
Christine W on Oct 28, 2022
My brother introduced me to this game and it makes a good holiday gift.
Heather on Sep 4, 2021
evan m on Nov 29, 2020
I love Dominion so I am gifting this to a friend.
Shelly R on Nov 24, 2020
Birthday present for my board-game obsessed 10yo son! Way better than video games!
Nathaniel or P on Sep 5, 2020
We love strategy games. This game changes each time you play it depending on the sets of cards used.
Jennifer G on Jul 13, 2020
high reviews online for a fun 2 player (or even more) game. perfect for these quarantine days! price was $20 less than local game shop and other websites too. thanks Rainbow Resource Center!
Ryan S on Jul 13, 2020
Good Review
Jason J on May 6, 2020
Was looking for it for a while. I has the best price.
Alberto V on Apr 21, 2020
My kids love it and we've be laying Catan and wanted something different..
Karin V on Apr 18, 2020
It came with an expansion pack
Shelly J on Apr 16, 2020
lockdown is boring, this game is not
Cayli v on Apr 11, 2020
This is the edition of Dominion that our daughter has . When I asked which one to get she suggested this one. Your price was the best!!!
Iris H on Apr 7, 2020
My grandson wanted it.
Carol D on Dec 14, 2018
We've heard great things about this game so I thought we would add it to our game collection.
Trina B on Dec 4, 2018
best price; thanks!
Charles B on Jan 14, 2017
I bought this for my daughter who recently moved out on her own. This is a game she enjoyed in college and introduced us to. It will be a nice addition to the start of her game collection.
Christine W on Oct 28, 2022
evan m on Nov 29, 2020
This picture does not match the description. Which is correct?
User on Jul 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We received what is in the picture: the second edition of the Dominion base game and the second edition of the Intrigue expansion. We did not have any of the Dominion games, and there are 5 in our family, so this has been an excellent way to start. So glad we got this in the beginning-friends who play at home really enjoy the combinations possible and that we can play with more players with our game.
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Rated 5 out of 5
great value and fun!
dominion is our new favorite game. So fun! Highly recommend!
August 12, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome game!!!
Shipped quickly, with no problems.
May 24, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great Family Game
This is the first game like this our family has played & we love it! The play is quick (30-45 minutes) and always different & involves enough strategy that it's always interesting. We got the Big Box II so everyone could play at the same time-glad we did. Will be adding Prosperity for Christmas this year. Would give 5 stars except for the size of the box. It holds all the cards well but is much bigger than any other box in the game closet & is made of cardboard. Guess a duct-taped box means it gets lots of use!
July 18, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Dominion is my favorite two player game, and can even be played with as many as four people. It has tremendous strategy and tactics, while being simple to understand and easy to learn.
February 15, 2017
over 6 years ago

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