Dominations Road to Civilization
Dominations is a new take on a purely Civilization-based game. There are no wars, armies or empires; players are judged purely by the society they create and the legacy they leave behind.
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…
A game lasts 3 rounds, with each round representing a time span of around 1000 years in the history of your Civilization. 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 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 Civilization any way they desire, but only one will go down in History…