Described as “the new Risk,” Dominion is quickly rising in popularity. As Candice puts it, if you took Settlers of Catan and combined it with Risk, you’d get Dominion.
Here’s what the product description says: You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams. You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion. In all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodums. All are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. You will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under your banner. But wait. It must be something in the air, several other monarchs have had the exact same idea. You must race to get as much of the unclaimed land as possible, fending them off along the way. To do this you will hire minions, construct buildings, spruce up your castle, and fill the coffers of your treasury. Your parents wouldn’t be proud, but your grandparents, would be delighted.
What Other Games Are Great This Christmas?
We love Origin of Expressions! A lot of the fun is just in learning what the real origin of words and everyday expressions like “a baker’s dozen” are. It’s a good learning tool for family night.
Not enough for you? Try Discombobulation. Curses and Uno together make for quite a fun party night, don’t you think?
And don’t forget to add to your Ticket to Ride game collection this Christmas by getting the newly released Nordic Countries. Don’t be fooled by the Santa Clause on the cover–it’s fun year-round. Experience the lands of Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden as you collect cards of various train cars in this easily learned, engaging board game.
We also now have in the Ticket to Ride Card Game. Not an expansion, it’s a standalone card-only version of the popular board game.