Eight Minute Empire Legends Board Game
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- Build a small empire in a land of legends in just eight-minutes! The Legend is a standalone sequel to the area control game
- Each card has a unique, beautiful illustration of a fantasy creature or location and a modular board for increased variety
- Does not require the original game to play; Just like the original game, players take turns selecting a card from six on display
- The card has an action that the player takes immediately, and actions help players take over the map
- Now have special abilities, which give players unique advantages and ways to break the rules throughout the game
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Top Customer Reviews
I purchased this game thought KickStarter and I brought this game in to play at work the other day. The eight-minute thing certainly caught my attention, as the typical strategy game we enjoy playing takes upwards of an hour or more.
Firstly, the rules are pretty unique and a blend of several other games I've played in the past. It's hard to pin down exactly what games this is similar to, as it's a nice mix of expansion and battling.
I'd say it took us about 20 minutes to fully parse the rules and start playing. Once play started, it was pretty easy and all 4 players got into it. It definitely seems to be one of those games you need to play a few times to really hone in on a strategy. It did take us about an hour to learn and play, but the mechanics are simple enough that I think we'd be able to get it down to 15 minutes or so. There are special rules for 2 or 3 players, and we didn't try them yet, but there were many special expansions available for more advanced play.
I would highly recommend this game to fans of strategy games - in fact, it's light weight enough (like Carcassonne) for people who don't usually play strategy games to enjoy.
Finally, the use of 4 modular maps (with backs and fronts) means there are many more configurations to play.
The only caveat to both this and the original is that they are not really "8 minute" games. Expect 15-20 minutes or even 30 minutes for new players. Hardly a problem, but I've yet to play a game in under 10 minutes.
First, let’s briefly recap what’s new. The boards are modular, allowing you to switch up the aesthetics and configuration every time you play. Instead of containing goods that are counted as VP at the end of the game, cards now of abilities that have long-term effects. While some cards encourage players to collect sets of a particular type, there’s more variety here. In “Eight-Minute Empire”, you tried to collect as much of a good as you could to score more points. “Eight-Minute Empire: Legends”, just to name one example, features a card ability that awards players VP for the coins they have left in their possession. If it’s regions you’re after, you can forgo the VP abilities and go straight for the ones that allow you to “fly” or place extra armies by default. Oh, and the art on this title is most certainly an improvement!
I won’t go too in-depth here because I’ve already done so in my review of “Eight-Minute Empire”, but I will say that I enjoyed this title just as much (if not more) than its predecessor. Again, this is a stand-alone product, so you won’t need to own “Eight-Minute Empire” in order to play this. With that said, you could use the maps from “Eight-Minute Empire” if you so desired. As a whole, “Eight-Minute Empire” is simpler and makes a better gateway game to the series, I feel, with “Eight-Minute Empire: Legends” taking it slightly to the next level. Both are easy to teach and are relatively quick to play, so you honestly can’t go wrong with either of the two games. My only complaint is that “Eight-Minute Empire: Legends” only supports four players as opposed to “Eight-Minute Empire’s” five, which may be a deal-breaker to larger families…still, it’s relatively fun to play regardless.
Easy to grok rules, small box for travel, colorful components, enough strategy to offer meaningful choices and a modular board with variable setups means you'll never see the same game twice.
Plays quick - you'll be done with your first game in 30 minutes. When everyone has been through at least one session that's down to 15 minutes.
Although the rules are very simple, it is an extremely fun area-control game. Because players need to consider both the duration powers and the one-time actions found on cards, each player's turn usually takes more than 30 seconds. When playing with 3-4 players, this means that the game will likely last about 20 to 25 minutes. While this makes the title a bit deceptive, I find the game length to be perfect.
The lack of text on most cards also makes it easy to introduce this game to people who don't speak much English.
Our first play was about 40 minutes - learning to play and getting the hang of it. By our 3rd game we played through in 15 minutes, were planning ahead more, scoring more points, and finishing pretty close to a tie score.
The game comes with enough variants so it won't get stale too quickly for you.
It reminds me of Risk, but way quicker, so you don't hate each other after spending hours trying to win.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
8-Minute Empire is a an excellent area control game. The components are well made, and the artwork is great. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tim
I bought this on a whim for my husband and we have had hours of fun playing it. I love that it is one of those games that is so complex that it is hard to know who is winning... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Matt
This is a great game to play when you only have a few minutes to spare. This game is designed to be short, which always leaves you wanting more. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kimberly Bowers
It will never be over in 8 minutes (the name is still catchy) and it lacks the combat of Risk-like game, but I do enjoy it every time I play.Published 3 months ago by Michael H
Great game! It's easy to learn & quick once you get the hang of it. I recommend it for anyone who likes board games like settlers of catan!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
A fast area control game. The expansion bits make it even more interesting. Easy to understand. Social. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paca F.
It seems to be a fine game. My son is a picky game player. We haven't played it together but he says it has all the elements a good game should have. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ford Country
We all loved this elegant little game with a lot of replay value. It's amazing how much of a "big game" feel they managed to put into a small box and quick play. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Karen Morey