|Pondering my next action |
in Traders of Carthage
I recently acquired Dominion (designer Donald X. Vaccarino, artist Matthias Catrein*, publisher Rio Grande) on sale at Tanga.com. As popular as this particular title is and as widespread as the deck-building genre has become, it's rather surprising that we haven't got into it until now. It won Spiel des Jahres in 2009, which still isn't as long ago as I thought it might have been. I think one of our friends introduced us to Dominion a year or two ago, and I vaguely remember enjoying it, but not going any farther than that with it until now. Since then, the only deck-building game I've played is Salmon Run, Jesse Catron's title that I tried out at Congress of Gamers, and which Gryphon Games expects to ship to its Kickstarter backers sometime in March. So to all intents and purposes, the deck-building mechanic is a relatively new one to me, even if Dominion did burst onto the scene with it a good three years ago.
|Kathy's winning Dominion|
So now both Traders of Carthage and Dominion are on our list of choices for cocktail-hour gaming, which is great, especially as the cold weather has settled in and we won't be sitting outside as often as we'd like.
* Boardgamegeek.com also gives artistic credit to
- Julien Delval (who drew at least one of the cards that was used on the side of the box),
- Ryan Laukat (who drew at least one of the cards),
- Harald Lieske (who drew at least one of the cards),
- Michael Menzel (who drew at least one of the cards and who claims credit for development of the cover illustration),
- Marcel-André Casasola Merkle (who specifically does not claim credit for it but drew at least one of the cards from the Seaside expansion),
- Claus Stephan (who drew at least one of the cards), and
- Christof Tisch (whose contribution I can not establish).