There are strange things going on in your basement laboratories. They keep calling up for more barrels of quicksilver, or bits of your hair. Well it's all in the name of progress. They're looking for a way to turn lead into gold, or at least into something better than lead.
Dominion: Alchemy is an expansion, and can't be played by itself; to play with it, you need Dominion, a standalone expansion to Dominion (Dominion: Intrigue), or Dominion Base Cards. Those provide the Basic cards you need to play (Treasure, Victory, and Curse cards), as well as the full rules for setup and gameplay. Dominion: Alchemy can also be combined with any other Dominion expansions you have.
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