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Dominique is a game that has been sitting in my inlaws' cabinet for years so I decided to play to find out what it was like. Talking with my inlaws, they didn't remember ever playing it either. When I saw that few even on BGG had played, I thought I had to give fair warning...

As listed in the description, there are 44 tiles with three colored circles. The tiles are cardboard but pretty thick and well colored.

Game play:
Unfortunately, this is where the game really lacks polish. Essentially, you only ever have two choices (at the most) of where to put a tile. And, if you continue a scoring set, the player after you can then continue it and score a slightly greater amount. In my experiences, the scores almost always come out close because of this. Even my mother-in-law couldn't stand the rules as written and started suggesting possible variants (a jaw dropping moment if I've ever seen one).

The redeeming feature of this game is the incredible variety of changes you could make to the game. The tiles are versatile and you can use them in a bunch of different ways. We tried several variants and all were more fun than the original game.

The components are good but the game as written is very poor. Get it for the components and toss the rule book when you open it.

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