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David Jones
United States
Unspecified
Georgia
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10
Feb 2005*
Wonderful game. I loive it@@
2005-02-06*
Owned
Charles Christopher
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
Feb 2005*
FFG managed to keep much of what made the original great while making the game much easier and quicker to play.
2005-02-09*
Owned
Christian Letourneau
Canada
St-Lambert
Quebec
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10
Feb 2005*
I finally got my hands of the actual game and we have played 2 4-player and 1 6-player games since. FFG has made a masterpiece here. Normally, I would knock off a point for the playing time but in this case, it is actually a good thing. I could not imagine playing this game in 2-3 hours only. There is nothing wrong in this game and it is scalable with optional rules if your desire more or less luck/playing time. A lot of discussions have happened aroung the 2 pts. ISC but in our 3 games so far, this was not a problem at all. Call me a fanboy. This to me is a classic and well deserves my rating of 10.
2005-02-10*
Owned
Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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Be Happy in your Game!
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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10
Feb 2005*
"Third times a charm." Clean rules set, minimal book keeping. Great 4X game. I've been waiting for this one to get overhauled for a while, and it looks like they've done it right. Note that for what it is, I still rate it a 10 but it's an epic monster with everthing plus the space shuttle sink thrown in. Lots of politics and more. Since Eclipse has come out, I put this one below Eclipse on my list for ease of play and accessibilty.
2012-01-02
Owned
Paul Ollenberger
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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10
Feb 2005*
This is the best game ever. And I really don't care if I'm the only person on Earth who thinks so. It goes without saying that if you didn't like the first 2 editions you won't like this one. Me? I loved 2nd edition, and love this one even more. If it were a woman I'd make sweet sweet love to it down by the fire.
2005-02-12*
Owned
Gabriel Sarikov
United States
Hillside
New Jersey
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10
Feb 2005*
The best game i have in my collection so far!!
I have played it 4 times already and its just getting better each game
we now can add the optional rules for a much epic game :-)
2005-02-14*
Owned
David Goldberg
United States
Centennial
Colorado
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10
Feb 2005*
...so...beautiful...
2005-02-14*
Owned
Alan Kennedy
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
Feb 2005*
Great game! I wanna play again!
2005-02-14*
Owned
Arnaud Rouchon
France
Ris-Orangis
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10
Feb 2005*
Waouhhh!
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i don't find words!
one years have passed since the firs announce and now he's here greatest than we all expect!
But and only to say something negative about this "chef d'oeuvre": someone have seen "Hopes End"?
2005-02-17*
Owned
Ben Maleki
United States
Lakewood
California
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10
Feb 2005*
A Masterpiece!
2005-02-21*
Owned
Mark Hom
United States
La Mirada
California
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10
Feb 2005*
Played my first game and had a blast.
2005-02-22*
Owned
stephen broadbent
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
Feb 2005*
I love Twilight Imperium it is the most fun I have ever had with a board game.
2005-02-23*
Owned
Tim Heureux
France
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
Mar 2005*
excellent components and improved mechanics i look forward the next epic struggle!
2005-03-02*
Robert Kuster
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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10
Oct 2009*
After 3 and 4 player games I will stay with my 10 rating, next to War of the Ring one of my favorites. Long but very involved game with everyone very focused on the events during play. Beautiful components, another FFG top quality game.
Have also played 5 and 6 player games and they all have a different playing style. My group can't get enough of this game. We have also decided to use the Imperial Strategy card variants and usually use the 1 victory point option.
2005-03-02*
Owned
Want To Play
Steven Asmussen
Denmark
Skovlunde
Unspecified
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10
Mar 2005*
They managed it afterall. They made a good game even better. Way to go dudes
2005-03-06*
Thomas Giaquinto
United States
Norwood
Pennsylvania
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10
Mar 2005*
2/14/05 - Rating is pending first play

3/4/05 - This is the greatest game I have ever played. IT has everything I have been looking for. Strategy, variety, length, depth, theme, etc. Do not miss out on this game.
2005-03-07*
Owned
eric barnes
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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10
Apr 2005*
Spectacular game on every scale imaginable. So much thought when into this game system its mind boggling. Mad props to Fantasy Flight for putting out such a high quality product with attention to detail. Artwork, pieces, board, cards, ... all done with the highest quality materials and skill! The game is also fun to play. There's a steep learning curve to this game, but its well worth it. I'd rather play this once, than 10 consecutive games of anything Allen Moon puts out.
2005-04-10*
Jan Stals
South Africa
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
Apr 2005*
Intricate and immensely enjoyable for those who like intricate games.
2005-04-26*
Owned
Davide C.
Italy
Milano
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10
May 2005*
An all in all that mixes some of every good game of the last 20 years!
The only drawback is its cost!
2005-05-25*
Ian Allen
United States
Madison
Alabama
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10
Aug 2015
#9 Favorite Game
2014-10-23
Owned
Oliver G.
Germany
Hamburg
Hamburg
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10
Jun 2005*
Wow. I love it, my group loves it. It's just awesome and pure fun!
2005-06-22*
Owned
esa gröhn
Finland
imatra
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10
Nov 2009*
I'm just stunned from this game. What possibilities and what a game.. This touches just the right spots in my gamer brains.

After adding the Shattered Empire expansion to gameplay, this behemoth tightens it's grip as a number one space opera there is. You can spend the better part of the day scheming and plotting in the galactic council trying to get hold of the emperor's throne. Shards of the Throne adds many more good options for this game.

This is still one of my favourite games as of summer of 2014.
2014-08-09
Owned
Want To Play
Jeff Digman
United States
Unspecified
Illinois
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10
Aug 2005*
Excellent. Not nearly as heavy as first thought, even with the 40+ PAGES OF RULES.
2005-08-22*
shinogu sasaki
Japan
tokyo
tokyo
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10
Aug 2005*
good job!
2005-08-24*
Owned
Joe McKinley
United States
San Jose
California
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When I heard the learn’d astronomer; When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me; When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them; When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he he lectured with
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much applause in the lecture-room, How soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick; Till rising and gliding out, I wander’d off by myself, In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars. W.W.
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10
Oct 2007*
Possibility Space Landscape (Exploration=Fun)
Challenge (Depth) Fun derived from analyzing and predicting the optimal path to take through the possibility space landscape.
Variety (Width) Fun derived from trying out a large variety of meaningful paths through the possibility space landscape.
Atmosphere (Height) Fun derived from the experience or anticipation of encounters along a path through the possibility space landscape.

Gaming Skills Employed
Analysis
Tactics
Strategy
Direct Player Manipulation (Diplomacy)
Indirect Player Manipulation (Bluffing)
Player Reading/Prediction
Luck

Misc.
Theme Integration
Rules Complexity
Bookkeeping
Downtime
Scalability

Presentation
Components
Artwork
Rules

Comments
2009-05-06
Owned
Enrico Maria Bisetto
Italy
Casier
TV
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10
Oct 2005*
Incredible, really a milestone game.
2005-10-21*
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David Watson
Australia
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
Oct 2007*
This is a serious, serious undertaking. I cannot emphasise that enough. Huge game. Huge complexity. And a huge scope for awesome gaming. The combat is really enjoyable. If you like trade, creating evil policies, asset management and sending a massive forces of ships out into the galaxy to kick ass, this is for you.
2007-10-17*
Owned
Lucas Skinner
United States
KANSAS CITY
Missouri
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10
Oct 2005*
LONG game. But very fun with the right group.
2005-10-29*
Owned
Wing Leung
Canada
Burnaby
BC
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10
Oct 2005*
A BIG, excellent game of diplomacy, strategy, and warfare. A perfect game for those who enjoy Sci-fi.
2005-10-30*
Owned
Alejandro De Falco
Argentina
Buenos Aires
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10
Nov 2005*
A very good and engaging game. With the right group, there is lots of tension and very difficult desicions to make. And sometimes, picking Imperial is NOT the best strategy...
2005-11-02*
Owned
Ryan Morgenegg
United States
West Jordan
Utah
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10
Mar 2009*
This is what a perfect game looks like. This is the third edition so it better be good. Excellent miniatures, cards, board, rules, options, etc. A blast all the way around. It plays long (3 to 4 hours) but that's to be expected for a game like this. The price tag is pretty step, but I would rather pay $20 to $30 extra to see a game done right than to have a good game have bad components. If you can afford this game, you'll like it.
2005-11-18*
Owned
Ken B.
United States
Fayetteville
Tennessee (TN)
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10
Oct 2009*
This is one of the linchpin titles in the AT cannon. Epic, broad, vast, negotiation, tech trees, combat, trade, exploration, it's all here. This game's only possible negative is the need to plan, and to have a group of like-minded gamers who can appreciate this.


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Shards of the Throne https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/95802/twilight-...
Shattered Empire https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/22821/twilight-...
2015-06-29
Owned
M F
Germany
Cologne
NRW
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10
Dec 2013
FFG übertrifft sich selber was Ausstattung, Komplexität und Setting betrifft. Anderere Spielefirmen sollten sich ein Beispiel an der Qualität von FFG nehmen.
2005-12-13*
Owned
Paul Franzosa
United States
Arlington
Massachusetts
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10
Jan 2013
I really want to play this game...again :-)
2013-02-23
Owned
Want To Play
Anthony Nigrelli
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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10
Dec 2005*
Best Game I own
2005-12-14*
Owned
Andrew Sekela
United States
Tampa
Florida
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10
Dec 2005*
Perhaps the quintessential board game. TI is perhaps the best board game I have ever played. The game has evolved tremendously since its first edition. It is a very thematic game that combines military, economic, political, and technologocial aspects to create a truly epic game.
2005-12-25*
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Daniele Barolo
Italy
Padova
PD
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10
Dec 2005*
one of the best game i ever played!very excellent rules!waiting for expansion!
2005-12-28*
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Eric Raabe
United States
Green Bay
Wisconsin
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10
Jan 2006*
So now how might I be able to find other gamers who want to play this game specificly?
2006-01-03*
Owned
Jeremy Likens
United States
Cornelius
Oregon
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10
Jan 2006*
My favorite boardgame! Takes a while to learn, and multiple lifetimes to master!! (especially if you like playing with variants )
2006-01-19*
Owned
Jon Y.
United States
Fredericksburg
Virginia
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10
Feb 2012
Tough not to call this my favorite. So I will. This is my favorite game.
2012-07-31
Owned
Z S
England
Telford
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10
Jan 2006*
I have now played this game several times since purchasing it, and am discovering new depths and strategies all the while. I have yet to win, and was in fact totally trounced, scoring only 2 points in the last game. Nevertheless, the game always provides a satisfying playing experience, and I always look forward to playing it again.
2006-01-27*
Owned
Play Games - Interact - Have Fun!
United States
California
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10
Apr 2015
11-20-08
8.0 Rating

Rating is from first game. I really had fun with this. The game is changed fundamentally in a few ways and I'm not sure if i'd say it was better or not than the original(s). I loved the new aspects of the game (the Strategic Command Choices, reduced costs, new units, Varied Victory Points, ect...) but there is a tradeoff in scope. No longer do you have to worry about an opponent launching a full scale invasion in one turn before you can do anything to stop him. He can launch 'part' of one, and then you'll get the chance to react. He may then continue his assault on successive rounds with you responding inbetween each. There is a certain 'telegraphing' of moves that changes the feel of the game overall. "Oh great, N'Orr has chosen the Warfare Strategy". You then use a Tactical move to build new ships to deter him before he can attack (provided you have the lower initiative Strategy). Although 'streamlined for less downtime', the game is not really any shorter. I'm going to rate this an 8 for now. Great game, but I won't be selling off my 1st Edition copy.

12-11-11
8.5 Rating

Rating has gone up .5 as I now have my own copy and expect to be playing this edition more.

... Abstract ...__________♦...Themed .....
......... Luck ..._______♦___... Skill ...........
...... Simple ...________♦__... Complex ...
.. Strategic ...______♦____... Tactical ....
.... Friendly ..._________♦_... Cutthroat ..
....... Fiddly ...____♦______... Elegant .....

Graphics: 10
Packaging: 8
Components: 10
Rules: 8
Fun Factor: 8

OVERALL RATING: 8.5
Rating Date: 12/11/2011
Rating History/Dates:
8.0 - 11/20/2005
8.5 - 12/11/2011
2011-12-11
Owned
Joel Anderson
United Kingdom
Ilkley
Unspecified
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10
Feb 2006*
Simply the best game I have played, great theme, mechanics, decisions to be made etc Flawless if a bit long, plays best with 6
2006-02-16*
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Mark Stadel
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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10
Sep 2006*
Awesome game ... never play this one enough. Variable turn order, interesting racial abilities, a tense and smooth flowing game!
2006-09-01*
Owned
Micah Collinsworth
United States
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
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10
Mar 2014
Years later, I've played this game a few dozen times and I still enjoy every minute of it. One of my all time favorites. A long game with lots of to explore, and every play is different.

It took the first expansion to really make the game work, but with the expansions there is tons and tons of content. If you're willing to commit to the playtime, there's no better empire building game out there.
2014-04-06
Owned
Willy Rewenger
Norway
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10
Mar 2006*
If I got too choose which game to play at gamenights this would be it every (almost) time. Love it.
2006-03-19*
Owned
Paul Schulzetenberg
United States
Los Angeles
California
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10
Nov 2013
Spectacular game. Epic to a fault. Initial impressions make it seem like a wargame when it is really more about wise development. High replayability, especially for a game of its magnitude. Amazing blend of theme and mechanics. This game shamelessly culls ideas from other games, but makes the ideas work together seamlessly. No part of it seems disjointed, and it comes with tons of variants (as well as tons more in the two expansions) to customize it to your group's taste. Absolutely the best space opera game out there. No other game even comes close.
2012-10-07
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David Schuth
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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10
Apr 2006*
This is the game that most reminds me of Master of Orion, my all time favorite computer game.
2006-04-08*
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Aleš Matas
Czech Republic
Pilsen
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10
Apr 2006*
[TIRGA (LTS)]
Awensome and long time game.
2006-04-21*
Owned
Erin McKee
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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10
May 2006*
Hands down the most complete epic game I have played, this game has it all.
2006-05-01*
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