Classic Space Empire Games
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I've been a science-fiction fan since aged 13, and a wargamer from the age of 18. I'm now 52. I like a lot of different types of games, but amongst my favourite type is the space empire game.

There have been very many space empire games, but how do they rate in terms of popularity?

To qualify, the game must be a strategic empire building / conquest game.

I'd like to see a space empire game that uses the card-driven approach of wargames such as We The People, combined with the area movement of wargames such as Storm Over Arnhem and the fog of war created by block games such as Hammer of the Scots.
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51. Board Game: Starlord [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
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Independantly published science fiction empire building war game from Flying Buffalo. Lots of book-keeping.
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52. Board Game: Starlord [Average Rating:5.13 Unranked]
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A simple 2-player strategy game with an S-F veneer.
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53. Board Game: Space Empires [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
David G. Cox Esq.
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Port Macquarie
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This little old game is grossly under-rated! Cheap production values but a game that is exciting and interesting. There are a number of different races. Each one has different movement and combate values and each one has a special power. As you conquer the home plantet that race then becomes part of your empire. Hard to find, but if you see one go for it - you won't be disappointed.
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54. Board Game: Imperial Starfire [Average Rating:6.51 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.51 Unranked]
William Hostman
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Eagle River
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Gaming in Greater Anchorage area, Alaska since 1978. Looking for Indy-willing RPG players in Eagle River (or willing to drive to Eagle River). Geekmail me if interested.
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IMO, this is the best of the bunch. It's more playable than New Empires, more realistic than NE or SF III Empires, and more intelligible than GSF.

Note also: 1st, second and third ed are vaguely intercompatible with each other and with 3rd rev.

4th (GSF) is not.
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55. Board Game: The Rise and Fall of the Galactic Empire [Average Rating:5.75 Unranked]
Adam Starkweather
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New York City
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This game will be part of the MMP IGS line. Prepub coming this summer. Keep an eye out for it.
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56. Board Game: Buck Rogers 2.0 [Average Rating:8.12 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.12 Unranked]
Peet Smith
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Toronto
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A revision & update of the original "Buck Rogers: Battle for the 25th Century."

Original Game here:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/548
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57. Board Game: Gateway to the Stars [Average Rating:5.19 Unranked]
Richard Smith
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Coquitlam
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I don't think this is a 'classic' game but it has the standard 4x (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate), typical in space strategy games. I think this game is better than it's modest ratings suggest.

The rules are unusually simple and easy to learn for a game of this scope.
 
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58. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm [Average Rating:8.10 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.10 Unranked]
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First expansion
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59. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy: Rebel vs Imperium [Average Rating:7.99 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.99 Unranked]
David Coutts
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Second expansion
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60. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy: The Brink of War [Average Rating:7.84 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.84 Unranked]
David Coutts
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3rd expansion
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61. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked]
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Ah..the 4th expansion...want this one
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