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Dominion Can Dominate

Mike Hostetler
United States
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I learned to play Dominion at my last employer and even asked for the base set for Christmas one year, and got it. And then I switched jobs, and none of my new team were game players. Well, they were geeks and fit the prototype but none of them were hard-core players like at my last job. I wouldn't call myself hard-core either, but I certainly have a list of games that I like to play and games that I want to play.

So, then, I asked my three other team members if were interested in playing Dominion sometime over lunch this winter. I got some shrugs and I brought in the Base set one Friday. I set out the recommended First Game, explained the mechanics, did a sample couple of turns and we were off. I won but everyone had a good time. The next time I asked it they were interested, I got a solid "Yes!" This time we played with Witches and I barely came unscathed.

The next week, I was asked if we could play it. And we did a random game, and I presently got my butt handed to me a on a silver platter. Since then, Dominion has been played over lunch at least twice a month, if not every week. And then I found out that two of my co-workers have purchased the Base set, and one purchased Intrigue. I have purchased Seaside as well.

We even brought it to a work conference, to play in our downtime. Much to the dismay of our boss, who said things like, "You need to go out and enjoy the nightlife!" We said, "We're nerds and don't like to spend time with people all the time."

This is how Dominion can dominate.
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