Dominion: Dark Ages (2012)

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Dominion: Dark Ages
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Dominion: De Donkere Middeleeuwen
Dominion: Edad Oscura
Dominion: Katovuodet
Dominion: L'âge des ténèbres
ドミニオン:暗黒時代
도미니언: 암흑의 시대
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Game description from the publisher:

Times have been hard. To save on money, you've moved out of your old castle and into a luxurious ravine. You didn't like that castle anyway; it was always getting looted and never at a reasonable hour. And if it wasn't barbarians it was the plague, or sometimes both would come at once, and there wouldn't be enough chairs. The ravine is great; you get lots of sun, and you can just drop garbage wherever you want. In your free time you've taken up begging. Begging is brilliant conceptually, but tricky in practice since no one has any money. You beg twigs from the villagers, and they beg them back, but no one really seems to come out ahead. That's just how life is sometimes. You're quietly conquering people, minding your own business, when suddenly there's a plague, or barbarians, or everyone's illiterate, and it's all you can do to cling to some wreckage as the storm passes through. Still, you are sure that, as always, you will triumph over this adversity, or at least do slightly better than everyone else.

Dominion: Dark Ages is the seventh addition to the game of Dominion. It contains 500 cards but is not a standalone game. It adds 35 new Kingdom cards to Dominion, plus new bad cards you give to other players (Ruins), new cards to replace starting Estates (Shelters), and cards you can get only via specific other cards. The central themes are the trash and upgrading. There are cards that do something when trashed, cards that care about the trash, cards that upgrade themselves, and ways to upgrade other cards.

Part of the Dominion series.

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FAQ with all Dominion rules and unpublished rulings:
Complete and All-Encompassing Dominion FAQ

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Components (Rio Grande Games standard edition):

  • Rulebook
  • 500 cards:
    • 350 Action Cards: 10 each of Altar, Armory, Band of Misfits, Bandit Camp, Beggar, Catacombs, Count, Cultist, Death Cart, Forager, Fortress, Graverobber, Hermit, Hunting Grounds, Ironmonger, Junk Dealer, Madman, Marauder, Market Square, Mercenary, Mystic, Pillage, Poor House, Procession, Rats (x20), Rebuild, Rogue, Sage, Scavenger, Squire, Storeroom, Urchin, Vagrant, Wandering Minstrel
    • 25 Treasure Cards: Counterfeit (x10), Spoils (x15) (Spoils is not a kingdom card)
    • 12 Victory Card: Feodum (x12)
    • 10 Knight Cards: 1 each of Dame Anna, Dame Josephine, Dame Molly, Dame Natalie, Dame Sylvia, Sir Bailey, Sir Destry, Sir Martin, Sir Michael, Sir Vander
    • 35 Randomizer Cards
    • 1 Knight Randomizer Card
    • 50 Ruins Cards: 10 each of Abandoned Mine, Ruined Library, Ruined Market, Ruined Village, Survivors
    • 18 Shelter Cards: 6 each of Hovel, Necropolis, Overgrown Estate

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Dominion: Edad Oscura
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Spanish first edition
Publisher: Devir
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Year: 2014
Product Code: BGDOMEDOS
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Sep 2014
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Dominion: Dark Ages
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English edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Raven Mimura
Year: 2012
Product Code: RIO481
Size: 11.90 x 11.90 x 3.00 inches
2.40 pounds
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Release Date: Aug 16, 2012
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Dominion: Katovuodet
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Publisher: Lautapelit.fi
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Year: 2012
Product Code: LPFI 170
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Dominion: De Donkere Middeleeuwen
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Dutch first edition
Publisher: 999 Games
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Year: 2012
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Oct 2012
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Dominion: Dark Ages
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German first edition
Publisher: Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH
Artist: Brian Brinlee, Eric J. Carter, Matthias Catrein, Jessica Cox, Garret DeChellis, Julien Delval, Alex Drummond, Martin Hoffmann, Lynell Ingram, Simon Jannerland, Ian Kirkpatrick, Ryan Laukat, Alayna Lemmer, Harald Lieske, Dennis Lohausen, Doris Matthäus, Marcel-André Casasola Merkle, Kurt Miller, Marco Primo, Lorraine Schleter, Jason Slavin, Claus Stephan, Joshua J. Stewart, R. C. Torres, Franz Vohwinkelmore»
Year: 2012
Product Code: 48228
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Oct 15, 2012
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0 Cards Translations - German to English
This is quick reference for those who have the German Dominion (like me!).
English
2014-04-21
2 Resninja style tabs (for Dark Ages only)
This contains simple horizontal tabs, made up in a style that mimics the originals done by BGG User Resninja. This file only contains tabs needed for Dark Ages as his existing tabs work just fine.
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2013-02-06
2 Happycamper Style Tabs (for Dark Ages only)
This contains simple horizontal tabs, made up in a style that mimics the originals done by BGG User Happycamper. I include both "left" and "right" tabs for each card in case you don't have all the expansions and you want to customize your layout. This file only contains tabs needed for Dark Ages, if you want all the tabs go here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/68851/happycamper-style-tabs-updated-113
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2013-01-16
6 Jeremy's Dominion Dividers for Dark Ages
Jeremy's Dominion Dividers haven't been updated beyond Hinterlands, so I created a set for Dark Ages after his style. "A simple horizontal aspect divider set for borderless printing to 8.5x11 inch cardstock (grey textured cover stock gives a good result visually) with dimensions to fit 3 rows in the original box with room for foam core dividers. Cost/Card Name/Expansion are visible above the cards and FAQ information below."
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2012-11-29
21 Tasajara's Dominion Dark Ages dividers (vertical)
Updates the Ruins divider - 2 cards were mistakenly omitted.
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2012-11-05
2 Dark Ages Dividers with Official Rules
Here are dividers that match the format of the other dividers I have made. I organized them in the following order: regular Actions, Ruins, Reactions, Action-Looters, Knights, Action-Attacks, Shelters, Treasures, and Victory Points. Hope you enjoy :)
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2012-11-03
1 DarkAges - Card Descriptions
These are the card descriptions in plain text from the manual. This format is great for copy+pasting into templates...
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2012-10-22
11 Dominion Dark Ages - Official Rio Grande Games Rules.
Official Rules by Rio Grande Games.
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2012-09-10
1 Dominion Dark Ages Tuckboxes
Tuckboxes for the kingdom cards in the Dark Ages expansion set of Dominion. The boxes are sized for use with Eurogame card sleeves. The boxes are a bit loosely sized. They are meant to be glued at the bottom.
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2012-09-08
4 Dominion Card Randomizer - v7 - Dark Ages
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The newest version (v.11) can be found here: http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/109265/dominion-card-randomizer-v11-prince-promo-card -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Old: This is identical to Version 7 (Dark Ages) in terms of cards. This version is updated to include card text when hovering over the card name (only in the master list of cards, not on the kingdom cards that get selected). This is meant to be an aid when selecting/deselecting cards...if you ever have the "what does that one do again?" moments. (Depending on the size of your monitor, it might help to scroll slightly right). The comments are set to appear to the right of the card names.
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