Space Empires 4X-eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate.

Space Empires is a game in the finest tradition of 4X space games – eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. Make no mistake, all four “X’s” are included in this game. This is a wargame where the purpose of building your empire is not to feel good about your achievement, but to destroy your enemies and burn their colonies. This is from a review in Boardgamegeek. Sagar and Steve enjoyed playing this last Thursday at the Club. It has a high rating.

The game includes carriers and fighters, mines, cloaking, a very large technology tree, fifteen ship classes from scout to dreadnought, merchant shipping, colonization, mining, terraforming, bases, shipyards, black holes, warp points, and non-player aliens, yet the rules are short and intuitive and the game can be finished on one sitting. This is NOT a game that is hard to get into. The playtest rules are only 8 pages long for the basic game and increase to 11 pages in length when the advanced rules are included. Desinged by Jim Krohn and published by GMT Games.

Space empires in play
Space empires in play
The Games Box in its old format. There are extensions.
The Games Box in its old format. There are extensions.
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