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Galactic Emperor

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  • Galactic Emperor is a fast paced empire-building board game
  • There is a power vacuum in the galaxy, and you are one of the Planetary Dukes who wants to fill it
  • Each player controls a space sector with a home planet, and for a time, shares the power of the galactic throne
  • Game plays over several rounds, and within each round, the roles players choose determine what happens next
  • For 3-6 players, Ages 12 and up
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.2 x 3.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001D392OI
  • Item model number: XCG9001
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 12 months and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #538,347 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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A power struggle has ensued after the sudden death of the last Emperor. Do you have what it takes to fill the vacuum left by the influential leader? In Galactic Emperor, players are Planetary Dukes that are vying for this mighty position. Each player controls a sector of space and, for a time, will actually share the galactic throne. This of course will not stand. To make matters worse, time is of the essence as the central Omega Sun is starting to collapse accelerating the chaos. Galactic Emperor plays over several rounds with players choosing roles within each round to determine what happens next. There are seven different types of roles: Explorer, Merchant, Steward, Engineer, Warlord, Regent, and Scientist. Players all get a turn to act during each role. A limited pool of Victory Points are available and can be earned by players as they discover planets, build ships, gain resources, and through battle. When a player has established his entire empire, or when the last Victory Point is claimed, the game is over and the Planetary Duke with the most points wins the game!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Scheidler on December 15, 2010
This game is good for fans of Setters of Catan, Puerto Rico, and I'd like to say Twilight Imperium but I haven't taken that one for a spin yet. Risk players would also enjoy it, but be warned that it is a more complex game. Its a great choice for players that like to attack, rather than players that like to "turtle" behind a defensive line and avoid conflict.

Each player has a homeworld, and has an objective of occupying as many worlds as possible in order to score victory points. Worlds can be taken through exploration, diplomacy or military conquest, though most of the real scoring happens during the regent phase when each player's total holdings are added up.

The game thrives under larger numbers of players. Player empires become perilously close together, forcing military buildups on multiple fronts.

The game is most enjoyable when you don't play defensively. Fleets cost a lot of resources to build, but you have a limited number of each model that you can build and there are plenty of opportunities to rebuild your fleet over the course of the game. In the second half of the game, a black hole is added to the board which offers a nice surprise attack option. Also, short term gains afforded by military conquest can have a significant impact on the final score.

And best of all, the end game tiebreaker is the top players battling it out with what remains of their fleets. ;)
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