November 8, 2006

Twilight Imperium "Shattered Empire" Expansion Preview

TI.SE.cover.11.08.06.gifThe Big Box game Twilight Imperium [Amazon,Funagain] from Fantasy Flight Games is set to receive a new installment this December, and designer Corey Konieczka has started breaking-down the Shattered Empire expansion in this first installment of what will become a weekly preview series.

The original Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition board game puts players into leadership roles of galactic civilizations, each one attempting to gain power through technological advancement, warfare and diplomacy. As one of Fantasy Flights "Big Box" fleet of games, Twilight Imperium is not for the feint of heart. Games are complicated, and can last hours, but Imperium can be extremely rewarding for those who love strategic depth and and an epic storyline to their gaming experience.

The "Shattered Empire" expansion brings four new races to the table, and allows two more players to take part in the action - bringing the total up to eight players. Now there's a honking board game. This first preview article breaks-down the expansion's new races, but the expansion includes a lot more. Here's the official word:

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The Company Line: The Lazax empire has fallen - first into decay, and then, after a long twilight, into history. It is done and gone, but a new day is dawning, and your people have a new chance to mold the Twilight Imperium to the design of your race.

Twilight Imperium: Shattered Empire is an expansion for Twilight Imperium Third Edition. It enhances gameplay with a variety of new options and enables you to play with seven or eight players in an epic struggle for true galactic dominance!

Twilight Imperium: Shattered Empire includes:

  • Four never-before-seen races join the struggle for empire!
  • Two new colors of plastic units to allow for up to eight players in a single game.
  • Dozens of new system tiles, including new special systems such as Ion Storms, Hope's End, trade stations, and the Wormhole Nexus.
  • Brand new technologies for all eight players, including a new never-before-seen type of tech!
  • Eight new variant strategy cards for a completely different gameplay experience, and an additional variant Imperial strategy card for optional use with the core strategy set.
  • An even broader array of agendas and options in the form of new Action, Political, and Objective cards
  • Facilities, shock troops, artifacts, space mines, and more!

Twilight Imperium Shattered Empire is set to ship in December, and is now available to preorder from FunagainGames.

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Posted by Critical Gamers Staff at November 8, 2006 8:52 AM

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