Will your Civilization become a wealthy hub of trade and commerce? A cultural and political powerhouse? A haven of Science and craftsmanship? The birthplace of a great religion? It’s up to you…
Dominations : Road to Civilization is a 2 – 4 player game by Olivier Melison and Eric Dubus. In this domino-based Civilisation building game, players take on the role of a primitive tribe, which they will seek to grow into a Nation whose influence will echo through the ages…
Place your triangular Dominos carefully to expand your population and attain the knowledge that will determine how your society is shaped over time. You can use this Knowledge to build Cities and master Skills; thus creating the legacy for which your Civilisation will be remembered. Each time you master a Skill, it becomes one of the pillars of your society, opening doors to new possibilities and increasing your power. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins!
Illustrated by Florian Stitz – who has previously worked on projects like Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons – Dominations is a Civilisation game on a grand scale.
A game lasts 3 rounds, with each round representing a time span of around 1000 years in the history of your Civilisation. During these centuries you will spread into new territories, build cities and great Monuments, and perfect different Skills.
Each player turn is split into 3 phases : Grow, Build, and Develop.
During the Grow phase, players place their Dominos to gain Knowledge points, which are the main resource of the game. There are 6 types of Knowledge available: Government, Craft, Art, Religion, Trade, and Science. By matching up the different Knowledge types represented on the Dominos astutely, players can earn additional Knowledge points.
During the Build Phase, players can build Cities and Great Monuments. Building a City allows you to gain additional Knowledge each time a Domino is placed adjacent to it. Great Monuments are common objectives that all players can contribute to, but the player with the highest contribution gains special in-game powers and bonus points!
During the Develop Phase, players can use their Knowledge to Master Skills, perfect a previously mastered Skill, or increase their power and influence. Each time you perfect a Skill, you gain a Mastery card that will give you bonuses and allow you to develop your society even further.
At the end of each round, the player with the most points of any one Knowledge type becomes the Master in that Domain, which grants them the aid of a special Character for the next round.
Dominations is a new take on a purely Civilisation-based game. There are no wars, armies or empires; players are judged purely by the society they create and the legacy they leave behind.
Dominations is an expert, strategic Eurogame that will challenge even the most experienced players, yet Dominos add a fun and engaging element. Deep without being complex, players have complete freedom to build their Civilisation any way they desire, but only one will go down in History…
Dominations : Road to Civilization is Holy Grail Games’ 4th creation, and our first expert Eurogame.
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