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Roland Wood
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I have had my eye on Domaine for a couple of years now and have noticed that it has slipped just a bit in the rankings. Also quite a few Euros have come out since Domaine was first published that are also area control style games.

Thoughthammer has just announced that very soon Mayfair games are going to go up in price because of a discount cap imposed by the company. So should I bump it up my list and get it now while it is a bit cheaper? Are there better games out now that I should give my money and time to?
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Tim Fiscus
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Consider this a vote for Domaine. I stay pretty current with my collection of games, and this still sees play. It's a very interesting and fun game!
 
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Dave Eisen
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I think it does. Played it just this week.

It is easy to understand, and yet there's a real game there. More directly confrontational than your average Eurogame. Probably not a real negative for you. And it takes not much more than an hour.

I don't play it a LOT. My friends tend to prefer Lowenherz, which is the original here and is a deeper game. But this is cleaner and certainly has its advocates.

 
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I have Lowenherz and Domaine. While I personally prefer Lowenherz for its deeper mechanics, the newer Eurogamers in my gaming groups like Domaine. It is confrontational (more than the typical Euro), it is fun and it is not too long. We usually play 2 games at a time.
 
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Charles A. Davis
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Champion Eternal wrote:
...While I personally prefer Lowenherz ...

Me to but if you don't have either I would get Domaine.
 
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Jeff Binning
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I have and enjoy both games. Domaine is favored by most in my group and still gets played at least every couple months. Haven't played Lowenhertz in a long time. It's good, just not as well liked in my group.

Be aware Domaine is VERY confrontational for a Euro.
 
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John Farrell
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Yes, it's a great game. Looking at your favourite games, I think it's probably closest in feel to T&E - you build stuff up and people try to take it off you. If you like that sort of game, Domaine will be great.
 
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Nate Merchant
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Roland, I am in EXACTLY the same boat. Time to whip out those credit cards!
 
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Lars Nelson
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I ended up buying Domaine on a whim a little while ago, and I am glad I did. I love it. It has depth for the more strategically minded, but the rules are simple enough to be grasped quickly. I would highly recommend it.
 
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Kris J
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I like Domaine more and more. It's a game I am continually happy to own.

KJ
 
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Oliver Harrison
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I just got Domaine over the holidays on a half-price sale at a comics shop that was clearing out all their boardgames. It was $30 (CAD.. but since it can be found upwards of $70 here - holy crap - that was a bargain). I'm hoping to play it tomorrow...

I'd say grab it while you can.

Oliver
 
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