1) Cost more but do a lot more
2) Provide more opportunities for gaining more currency
3) Hoarding treasure in order to trash and discard unwanted cards
4) More buy opportunities
There is a lot more opportunity for hoarding items and utilizing some of these cards to trash or discard unwanted cards and that hasn’t been as heavily used in its predecessors like Seaside, and Intrigue. Philosopher's Stone and Harem dealt with areas of the game that we new before (combination cards and simple value adjustments). This set, however, brings a whole new equation to the game: treasures that effectively perform actions during the buy phase without taking up any action slots in your turn.
All of this to say, these are some of the primary reasons why I chose Prosperity as our best expansion for Dominion. Seaside is a close, very close second and anyone who has played Seaside knows why that is. Seaside introduced the Duration cards which was huge, but Prosperity introduced the Colony and Platinum cards. I still maintain that this is one of the most important upgrades to the game. Intrigue was also essential for a while, but that's primarily because Intrigue is a standalone and expansion. Prosperity does require either the base game of Dominion or Dominion Intrigue to play. When I look at Prosperity, I just can't say no to those awesome little metal tokens both the gold and the silver VP tokens. Its high caliber components and superior diverse strategy speaks for itself. This particular expansion just carries more quality and multitudes of options during gameplay for me to put it any lower. It belongs on top.
Overall Meeple Rating: 8/10
1) Platinum & Colony Base Cards
2) 25 new Kingdom cards
3) Engraved Metal gold and VP tokens
4) Placeholder VP token tiles
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