Empires of the Void (2012)

Average Rating: 6.96/10
Board Game Rank: 1485
Thematic Rank: 234
Strategy Game Rank: 707
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2012
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2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
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12 and up
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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The galaxy is at war. The Pyrious Empire is struggling to mantain power, and a few young alien races see this as a golden opportunity to expand their horizons. But who will join them in the imminent struggle to become the next galactic superpower?

In Empires of the Void, two to four players compete to expand their empire in a vast, diverse galaxy. Each time a player reaches a new planet, he must decide whether to conquer it and strip the land of its resources, or befriend the natives and obtain their special ability. With 7 starting alien races to choose from, and 15 more to conquer or befriend on a variable board, no two games will be the same.

The game uses an action point system and exciting dice-rolling combat with plenty of tactical decision making (similar to Nexus Ops). There are 19 technologies to research that break the rules and change gameplay. Players must use negotiation and trade, even when it is not their turn, which ensures that there is very little downtime. A random event deck helps build the story of the game, as each round something new happens, usually galaxy-wide. A game lasts around 2 to 3 hours and has intuitive rules which are easy to teach.

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Empires of the Void
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English first edition
Publisher: Red Raven Games
Artist: Ryan Laukat
Year: 2011
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Release Date: Jun 1, 2012
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2 Players 5 & 6 Sticker Sheets
Sticker sheets for 5th & 6th players (Grey & Purple), and includes all ships, ally tokens and extra corner space board. Side B for Purple Player
English
2013-10-09
3 Tech-Board Player Tokens
For those using the newer technology boards, rather than use credits to show which techs you have purchased I have made customised tech tokens for all 6 player colors. These are designed to cover up the right hand side of each tech that shows the tech cost. Print this up, cut in half, and stick each side to cardboard.
English
2013-10-04
6 BDS Variant Player Board Overlay
Version 0.13: An overlay for the game player boards, to allow the BDS Variant to be played. Ryan Laukat: [user=mechanicalfish][/user] - designer of Empires of the Void, has kindly given permission for this modified rendition of his design and artwork to be made available for general use. Please see [thread=1038921]The BDS Variant[/thread] post for a full description of the variant.
English
2013-09-14
9 Conquered Planet Card Holder
I wanted there to be a real difference in the look of the planets that were conquered, so I made these paper sleeves to put them into. They cover the Special Ability of that planet and replaces the picture with an appropriate and/or funny quote, 19 in total. Print on letter size paper with no rescaling. File is in both .pdf and .odg formats (made in LibreOffice). Enjoy!
English
2012-09-11
8 Customized tech tree and reference sheet
This is an unofficial, fan-made variant to Empires of the Void's tech tree. I've created half a dozen new techs, and to incorporate them with the original game techs I've had to alter several of the original techs too. This is a 2-page PDF document with the tech tree on the first page and a detailed explanation of the techs on the second. It is designed to be printed double-sided on a single sheet of paper (one copy per player) and then laminated. There is a box next to each tech that can be checked with a dry-erase marker when the tech is researched so that the game's original tech tokens don't even have to be used.
English
2012-07-02
23 Empires of the Void complete FAQ as of July 2012
I've gone through all the Empires of the Void BGG forum threads, collected all the rules questions asked and answered, added the official FAQ and errata, edited it to a certain extent, and organized it in the same format as the game's rulebook so that all questions would be easy to look up. This FAQ is complete as of July, 2012. It is a 10-page PDF document.
English
2012-07-01
10 Official Capital City Cards
Capital City Cards Promo. Use to even out die luck.
English
2012-06-04
19 EMPIRES OF THE VOID ERRATA AND FAQ v2
Empires of the void Errata and FAQ, Clarifies many issues
English
2012-05-19
45 Empires of the Void Tech Reference Chart
This is a simple chart to make it easier to plan out purchasing tech upgrades. Version 2 includes a normal version and a lightened/desaturated version of the tech tokens.
English
2012-05-07
18 Capital City Promo Card Rules (for back of cards)
Print out this file and glue to back of Capital City cards. It is designed to line up with the original cards. Version 2 is updated to match official rules document.
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2012-04-21
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Board Game Rank: 1485
Thematic Rank: 234
Strategy Game Rank: 707
Num Ratings: 508
Average Rating: 6.96
Standard Deviation: 1.41
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