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2011
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1 − 4
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Best with 2 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
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12 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Space Empires: 4X
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Space Empires is a game in the finest tradition of 4X space games - eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. Each player builds up a space empire and uses it to conquer the other players. Exploration on the mounted map is simple for players (and dangerous for their ships), revealing different space terrain that affects movement and combat.

Space Empires was developed to keep a rich theme without overcomplicated rules. The game includes carriers and fighters, mines, cloaking, a very large technology tree, fifteen ship classes, merchant shipping, colonization, mining, terraforming, bases, shipyards, black holes, warp points, and non-player aliens. Yet the rules are short and intuitive: The basic rules are 8 pages long and increase to 11 pages in length when the advanced rules are included.

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Components:

  • Four and a half 5/8" counter sheets (792 counters) (first printing: 704 counters)
  • One 22 x 34" mounted map
  • Rulebook
  • Scenario Book
  • Four Player aid sheets
  • One Pad of production sheets
  • Four 10 sided dice

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Space Empires: 4X
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GMT Games Second Printing edition
Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan
Year: 2012
Product Code: GMT 1108-11
Size: GMT standard box
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GMT First edition
Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
Year: 2011
Product Code: 1108-11
Size: GMT standard box
3.80 pounds
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Release Date: Aug 23, 2011
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2 Aide de jeu en français
Aide de jeu traduite en français
French
2015-02-11
2 Feuille de suivi de flotte
Feuille de suivi des niveaux technologique par groupe de vaisseaux en français
French
2015-02-11
2 Feuille de production FR
Feuille de production pour le jeu de base
French
2015-02-11
19 New Recruit Scenario v1.0
A 1-page scenario you may use to introduce the game to new players. It is a revision of the short Doomsday scenario, but uses fleets of ships instead of a Doomsday machine to help new players understand varations of fleets, 2:1 bonuses, and how colonies get attacked. If you are helping a new player, you can control the ships, and change what the fleets are for balance if it is too easy/difficult. Thanks for the feedback from the forum post!
English
2014-12-15
39 Space Empires reference cards
Space Empires 4x Pocket Rules. No need for entire reference sheets. Just these cards & an economic sheet. Common rules can avoid rulebook lookups. Let me know if you want red/blue/yellow/green bgs for them.
English
2014-08-29
11 Revised Alien Economic Sheet w/ Reference rules
I put the rolls first, then values, then fleet launch to give it a more "left to right" feel. Removed the "extra econ" roll for simplicity, but you can still use it if you want to. The second page has a mini reference in hopes of not having to have the scenario book in the way anymore after setup. Anything you wish to have changed, let me know and i'll try to fix it asap.
English
2014-07-16
6 Resumen reglas en español
Resumen de las reglas tanto del juego base como de la primera expansión. No es bonito pero a mi me resulta muy útil para explicar las reglas y para repasarlas. :)
Spanish
2014-07-10
19 Markers for Ship Combat
Markers to show each ships Attack, Defense and Tactical ratings during combat.
English
2014-07-07
19 SE4X 5-player board
Board for a 5-player version of SE4X with room for an additional 5th player. Print-size is 34X35 inches.
English
2014-04-30
28 SE_Production_ShipStat_Spreadsheet
Excel spreadsheet for Space Empires and PDF help file. This Macro-Enabled spreadsheet automates almost all of the paperwork involved in the game. It has a tab for Production tracking and one for Ship Stats. The tabs are linked so when a new ship group is created it is automatically assigned the current technology levels. The spreadsheet also prevents a player from building ships until the correct ship size technology has been researched.
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2013-08-20
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I've Been Diced! episode 24: Jim Krohn, designer of Space Empires: 4X
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