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2012
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3 − 6
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Best with 6 players
Recommended with 4, 5, 6 players
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14 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
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12 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Rex: Final Days of an Empire
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Rex: Die letzten Tage eines Imperiums
Rex: les Derniers Jours d'un Empire
Rex: los últimos días de un imperio
Twilight Imperium Rex: Final Days of an Empire
雷克斯: 帝國之末日
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Rex: Final Days of an Empire, a reimagined version of Dune set in Fantasy Flight's Twilight Imperium universe, is a board game of negotiation, betrayal, and warfare in which 3-6 players take control of great interstellar civilizations, competing for dominance of the galaxy's crumbling imperial city. Set 3,000 years before the events of Twilight Imperium, Rex tells the story of the last days of the Lazax empire, while presenting players with compelling asymmetrical racial abilities and exciting opportunities for diplomacy, deception, and tactical mastery.

In Rex: Final Days of an Empire, players vie for control of vital locations across a sprawling map of the continent-sized Mecatol City. Only by securing three key locations (or more, when allied with other factions) can a player assert dominance over the heart of a dying empire.

Unfortunately, mustering troops in the face of an ongoing Sol blockade is difficult at best (unless, of course, you are the Federation of Sol or its faithless ally, the Hacan, who supply the blockading fleet). Savvy leaders must gather support from the local populace, uncover hidden weapon caches, and acquire control over key institutions. Mechanically, this means players must lay claim to areas that provide influence, which is then "spent" to (among other things) smuggle military forces through the orbiting Sol blockade. Those forces will be needed to seize the key areas of the city required to win the game. From the moment the first shot is fired, players must aggressively seek the means by which to turn the conflict to their own advantage.

While the great races struggle for supremacy in the power vacuum of a dead emperor, massive Sol warships execute their devastating bombardments of the city below. Moving systematically, the Federation of Sol's fleet of warships wreaks havoc on the planet's surface, targeting great swaths of the game board with their destructive capabilities. Only the Sol's own ground forces have forewarning of the fleet's wrath; all others must seek shelter in the few locations with working defensive shields...or be obliterated in the resulting firestorm.

Although open diplomacy and back-door dealmaking can often mitigate the need for bloodshed, direct combat may prove inevitable. When two or more opposing forces occupy the same area, a battle results. Each player's military strength is based on the sum total of troops he is willing to expend, along with the strength rating of his chosen leader. A faction's leaders can therefore be vitally important in combat...but beware! One or more of your Leaders may secretly be in the employ of an enemy, and if your forces in combat are commanded by such a traitor, defeat is all but assured. So whether on the field of battle or the floor of the Galactic Council, be careful in whom you place your trust.

All this, along with a host of optional rules and additional variants, means that no two games of Rex: Final Days of an Empire will play exactly alike. Contributing further to replayability is the game's asymmetrical faction abilities, each of which offer a unique play experience.

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Product Code: TI06
Size: 11.75 x 11.75 x 3.00 inches
4.50 pounds
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Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Product Code: UBIREX01
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0 Rex Strategy Card Player Aid - in Hebrew
This is a double sided Player Aid for Strategy cards in Rex. One side in English and the other in Hebrew. Fold every pair to form an easily sleevable card. I suggest using a credit sized plastic card to strengthen it. Edit: The previous version was intended for A3, this is for standard A4. Print twice so each player will have one.
Hebrew
2015-02-15
3 Rex Player aid - Strategy Card summary card
This is a player aid I've made for my group: It lists a breakdown of the strategy cards, how many there are and what they do. Printed directly by this pdf, each card's size is 5.39 X 8.26, so ideally it can be easily sleeved along with a credit card or similar replacement. If you wish you can fold each pair to get a double sided card. [b]NOTE: The previous version was intended for A3, this is for standard A4. Print twice for 6 players[/b]
English
2015-02-15
1 Playeraid_HUN
2 pages Hungarian translation of the playeraid.
Hungarian
2015-02-08
4 Retheme of Rex's Map into Dune
Map in ilya Style made for use with "Arne Sven" retheme.
English
2014-12-17
21 Complete Retheme of Rex into Dune (1984 Film)
This document is a complete print-and-play setup of Rex: Final Days of an Empire, in Dune-setting with imagery from the cult 1984 film by David Lynch, starring Kyle MacLachlan, featuring Max von Sydow and Patrick Stewart. The file was so large I had to split it over several parts. [ImageID=2234187] (All game components set up for a 6 player game) See more info in this thread: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1206315/re-theming-project-rex-back-dune Part 3 - Spice Cards (This is v. 2, the previous pdf had an erroneous sector 10/1 card)
English
2014-08-10
3 Rex Victory Flowchart
A flowchart to help players understand the difference between victory and winning the game.
English
2014-07-13
2 Aide de jeu + traduction cartes
Une aide de jeu contenant une traduction de toutes les cartes stratégie ainsi que tous les fiches de faction.
French
2014-04-15
6 Game Tracking Sheet, for Recording your Rex game
Just slightly larger font size and better use of the space on each page, also added a legend of symbols for each race, to use for markings on the minimap.
English
2013-12-07
11 Compact player aide / reference sheet
Sol's leader strengths were incorrect in previous versions. Fixed that. Also clarified the text regarding the deployment, it was a bit confusing before.
English
2013-12-02
3 Rex - Horizontal Tuckboxes For Sleeved Cards
A set of two boxes, based on the Regex' series. The lines are bit hard to see, so experience with building a tuckbox will be a plus, or simply try one on regular paper for practice. The flaps where you should use glue are covered with the art, as I was trying out a different style and used them for bleed effect (so you can't get a white line if you make a small error while folding and gluing it all together. All of the images used are derived from the game art.
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