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Year Published
2004
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 4 players
(120 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
(19 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(25 voters) [poll]
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Subdomain
(38 voters) [vote]
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Family
Primary Name
In the Shadow of the Emperor
Alternate Names
Im Schatten des Kaisers
Kaiser
Shadow of the Emperor
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In the Shadow of the Emperor is a tactical game for 2-4 players. Players represent aristocratic families at the Court of the Holy Roman Emperor. Players seek to get their family members into influential positions with the various electorships of the Empire. Once there they accumulate votes towards being elected to be Holy Roman Emperor. Players choose actions for their family members to take, which allow them to wrest control of the various Elector States (each of which has a special ability in addition to its voting power) whilst displacing their opponents. However, family members age and die and the number of action cards is limited, restricting the tactical options. As players build their influence they collect victory points and the player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

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Im Schatten des Kaisers
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Hans im Glück German edition
Publisher: Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH
Artist: Christof Tisch
Year: 2004
Product Code: 48144
Size: 10.70 x 7.50 x 2.60 inches
1.60 pounds
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999 Games Dutch edition
Publisher: 999 Games
Artist: Christof Tisch
Year: 2004
Product Code: 999-KAI01
Size: 10.79 x 7.52 x 2.68 inches
1.76 pounds
Dutch
Release Date: Jun 2005
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Rio Grande English edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Christof Tisch
Year: 2004
Product Code: 256RGG
Size: 10.70 x 7.50 x 2.60 inches
1.60 pounds
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English
2014-11-21
2 In the Shadow of the Emperor Teaching Notes
Teaching script for In the Shadow of the Emperor. Assumes teacher is familiar with the game.
English
2012-04-04
16 Action Board (replaces cards)
Use this board in conjunction with the normal Rival card during Phase 4 instead of using the cards. Place out your colored cube on a vacant space on the board to perform an action; that player will pay as normal and leave their cube on the board. The colors of the locations of your cubes will determine your descendant. (note: leave the cubes on to tell who gets each of the voting actions as well as determining descendants)
English
2012-02-17
0 Riepilogo regole (italiano)
Riepilogo delle regole e dello svolgimento del turno (.doc)
English
2011-12-12
4 concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game. See the At the Gates of Loyang game entry if you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made. If you do not have Microsoft Powerpoint, a PDF version is also available there.
English
2010-05-14
21 Quick Start - In the Shadow of the Emperor
Rules summary to refresh your memory of the rules and get you up and playing faster.
English
2009-11-23
5 Kaiser summary & FAQ
Summary in Dutch. On the last page, some sort of FAQ: "What's the use of knights?", "How do I become Prince?", etc. All in Dutch.
2008-09-30
18 Double sided A5 full colour player aide
Detailed but brief explanations of each phase and overviews of actions cards and elector privileges.
2008-08-15
39 Shadow of the Emperor - Player's Aid - Color Coded
Complete game and card rules. The ability of Rhein was corrected (before it was indicating that also a couple can be placed). Rhein: Place a new (age 15) Baron in an aristocrat space (push a knight is necessary).
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2008-01-27
13 ItSotE Action Card Mat v1.pdf
A colour mat for placing action cards; includes brief description of each card.
2007-08-30
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