TID – Day 22 – And Canada Day Reverts Back

Sorry for the delayed post again. Today was Christmas Cooking. As penance, I have put my Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe at the bottom.

Name Dominion + Expansions Players 2-4 Play Time 45 – 60 minutes Game Style Deck Building

Whatever I was expecting Dominion to be, it definitely wasn’t it. And that is fantastic! In this game you are a lord trying to gain as much land in your fiefdom. You do that by buying different abilities for your deck each round, and then using these abilities to gain more gold, and more victory points. There is tremendous variability in the game, as the original box has about 30 different cards, and you only play with 10 at a time. Each successive expansion adds cards and functionality to the game. In fact, Dominion: Intrigue, is ranked higher on BGG’s big list than the original. Although the difference is between Intrigue ranked at #19 and the original ranked at #24.

Direct Curricular Applicability: Medium
– Reading
– History (lots of medieval themes)
– Economics
Time to Play Medium
It is definitely one that requires a bit of set up time before playing, but should be easy to pause and come back to.
Tangential Learning: Strong
There is so much content in this game, that I think anyone could find something of interest.
Gameplay Complexity Medium
Once you understand the mechanics, the game becomes easy to follow.
OVERALL: It takes a bit to get in to, but Dominion is well worth the effort. It provides near endless variation, and students can really develop wildly different strategies.

TUNA NOODLE CASSEROLE
1 Can Tuna
1 Can Peas
1 Can Cream of Broccoli Soup
1 Box Macaroni
Half a 500 g Brick of Cheddar Cheese
Curry to Taste

  1. Cook Pasta
    While pasta is cooking:

  2. Shred Cheese
  3. Combine Tuna, Peas, Cream of Broccoli Soup, Half your shredded cheese, and curry to taste into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Drain Pasta, and add into large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  5. Preheat oven to 350.
  6. Spread mixture into a oven safe casserole dish.
  7. Take remaining cheese and sprinkle over the top, spreading over entire dish.
  8. Lightly sprinkle curry onto the top.
  9. Cook at 350 for 30 minutes.
  10. Let stand 7 minutes.
  11. Enjoy!

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