Eight-Minute Empire (2012)

Average Rating: 6.79/10
Board Game Rank: 660
Strategy Game Rank: 412
Family Game Rank: 142
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Year Published
2012
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(48 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
8 − 20 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
(15 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Eight-Minute Empire
Alternate Names
8 Min Imperium
8 Minute Empire
8-minutni imperij
Acht-Minuten Imperium
Huit Minutes pour un Empire
Um império em 8-minutos
Un imperio en 8 minutos
Imperium
Imperium w 8 minut
Minutová říše
Nyolc Perces Birodalom
Otto Minuti per un Impero
Un imperiu în opt minute
Αυτοκράτορας σε 8 λεπτά
Восьмиминутная империя
八分帝国
八分鐘帝國
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Eight-Minute Empire, by Ryan Laukat, is a quick game that implements the Civilization/Exploration theme using card-driven area control (by placing armies and cities in a small map) and set collection (by getting resources from the board and the cards). Players spread through the map in order to collect points at the end of the game by having majorities in regions and continents. All actions (such as land or sea movement, army production, or the founding of cities) are driven by cards that are face-up (six at a time) and available by increasing prices. Cards also contain resources, which also give points when the game ends if properly collected.

Its first version was available as print-and-play, and a regular (Kickstarter funded) version was published in 2013. An expansion featuring a European map is available as an expansion (Eight-Minute Empire: Europe Expansion Board), and a stand-alone sequel has also been published (Eight-Minute Empire: Legends).

From the publisher:
Build an empire and conquer the land in around eight minutes!

In Eight-Minute Empire, 2-5 players take turns selecting a card from six displayed. The card gives a good, and also has an action that the player takes immediately. Actions help players take over the map, but sets of goods are worth points at the end of the game, so players have to balance the two aspects.

Eight-Minute Empire is the super-quick area control game with tough decisions. It's easy to learn and perfect for when you only have a few minutes.

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Components

  • 1 Double Sided Game Board
  • Rulebook
  • 42 Cards
  • 5 Sets of player pieces (3 discs and 14 cubes in red, blue, white, yellow and green)
  • 44 Coin Tokens
  • 10 Goods Tokens

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Um império em 8-minutos
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Portuguese edition
Publisher: Devir
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Year: 2014
Product Code: LFCABD312
Size: 8.27 x 8.27 x 2.17 inches
1.00 pounds
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8 Min Imperium
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Publisher: Brain Games
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Year: 2014
Product Code: BRG#8MIN
Size: 8.19 x 8.19 x 2.09 inches
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Publisher: Laser plus
Artist: Ryan Laukat
Year: 2014
Size: 8.20 x 8.20 x 2.10 inches
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Otto Minuti per un Impero
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Publisher: dV Giochi
Artist: Ryan Laukat
Year: 2014
Product Code: DVG9309
Size: 8.07 x 8.07 x 1.97 inches
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update of the previous map. Some link added to North, Sothoryos and Valiria to make them nearer West Dotraki Sea modified to remove the "4 state corner" (makes Sothoryos nearer also) Added the "start" city marker in Pentos I also increased the size of the map (some region being too small)just print it on A4, cut the white borders and cut again along the thin black line, it should fit in the box
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 660
Strategy Game Rank: 412
Family Game Rank: 142
Num Ratings: 3414
Average Rating: 6.79
Standard Deviation: 1.13
Num Views: 189508
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Fans: 137
Personal Comments: 715
Users Owning: 4176
Users Wanting: 231
Users Trading: 136 [find trade matches]
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