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I haven't had the opportunity to play Dominion in a while, and am yet to acquire the last three expansions, so my knowledge of the details of the game is incomplete.

Now that Dominion has been fully released, how many different setups are there (including promos and Prosperity-like Platinum/Colony alternative setups)?

I understand from this thread that there are 205 cards and thus the basic selection rule gives around 29 quadrillion combinations, but there are additional wrinkles with the Black Market deck, Platinum/Colony, and perhaps more (Shelters in Dark Ages?).
 
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fateswanderer wrote:
I haven't had the opportunity to play Dominion in a while, and am yet to acquire the last three expansions, so my knowledge of the details of the game is incomplete.

Now that Dominion has been fully released, how many different setups are there (including promos and Prosperity-like Platinum/Colony alternative setups)?

I understand from this thread that there are 205 cards and thus the basic selection rule gives around 29 quadrillion combinations, but there are additional wrinkles with the Black Market deck, Platinum/Colony, and perhaps more (Shelters in Dark Ages?).

It really depends on what you count. With allowances for Platinum/Colony and the Bane pile, there are about 175 quadrillion different setups. Donald has said that there will probably be a promo this year, so if you include that, you get 183 quadrillion or 185 quadrillion, depending on how much it costs.
 
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I estimate that it is approximately many.
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bryanldoughty wrote:
I estimate that it is approximately many.


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Infinite (it's not like you could ever play them all in a human's life-time).
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Ponton wrote:
Infinite (it's not like you could ever play them all in a human's life-time).


I think its more than everyone could ever play if we all worked together.


206 choose 10 = 3.037709e+16 (~30 quadrillion)

There's about 7billion people on the planet. So that's about 4285714 games to play per person...

but wait, it's not a solitaire game (i know, i know)

So let's do 2 player games (even though 3 players are much better) and we need each person to play 8571428 games.

Now if each game went about 30 minutes...

It would take 257142857 minutes
or
4285714 hours
or
178571 days
or
489 years

PER PERSON


So we've got to learn to live a lot longer, go without sleep, go without eating(can't get food on the cards!), and do a much bigger print run of Dominion than the last ones.


get cracking! This game needs more play testing.
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Base dominion alone (wihtout any expansions) has over 3 million possible setups and would take a person playing non-stop 30 minute games over 185 years to complete.

I guess there really isn't any need to buy the expansions
 
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