Differences between Imperial and Imperial 2030
Nations: The nations are now United States, Europe, Russia, China, India and Brazil.
Game Board: Nations have only 4 home provinces and a max of 4 factories. There are many more sea (11 vs. 9) and neutral (27 vs. 15) regions. The board wraps around: the sea regions on the western and eastern edges of the board are adjacent to each other.
Canals: Fleets can use the Panama and Suez canals and troops may be transported through them. If a nation controls Colombia, they may deny the use of the Panama Canal to other nations. If a nation controls North Africa, they may deny the use of the Suez Canal to other nations.
Rondel: When moving more than 3 spaces, the payment for additional spaces is $1M + ($1M x nation's Power Factor).
Bonds: Each nation now also has a $30M bond that pays $9M (30%) interest.
Taxation: Success Bonus for a player is a fixed amount based on the Tax Chart. Also, the bonus is taken out of the nation's treasury instead of the bank thus the player may not receive the full amount if the treasury is short of money.
Swiss Bank: Any player who does not control a government receives a Swiss Bank instead. If a nation tries to pass the Investor space on the Rondel, a Swiss Bank can force the nation to stop on the Investor space if there is enough money in the Treasury to pay out all interests.
2011 Gouden Ludo Nominee (Flanders/Belgium)