Game night is once again upon me. It is a once a month board game night for a bunch of guys that come to my house and battle it out on a wide selection of board games. Tonight is Twilight Imperium, and it is the first night of this game that we will be using most of the optional rules for the game.

For those that do not know it is a massive (rather complex and in-depth) board game of space colonization and conquest. The one drawback to the game is that it takes a considerable amount of time to get in, anywhere from 4-8 hours depending on if you have to keep explaining the rules.

Another amazing thing is that we are supposed to be having a full house for the game. 8 players. With political intrique, alliances and all the backstabing this group has normally in games, it will be an amazing game tonight.

Game does not start until 8:00pm so I expect us going until about 3 in the morning. So someone will be crowned Emperor about that time....

Here is a link to Fantasy Flight Games and Twilight Imperium for anyone that is interested in looking at the game.


  1. I love Twilight Imperium!

  2. this game is awesome fun - although when we play it we keep to the original ruleset - which can mean that the imperium card is a bit too powerful, thought the rest of the game is well balanced and fun throughout. Playing the lizards with their politics is quite fun and different for this sort of game. And the Jol Nar are the ones you have to be really careful of as they can quickly dominate the game and conquer anyone else near by - we have a whole crazy back-story that we have invented for most of the races - too dark to go into detail here though... Good times - I recommend it strongly - best played with 3-4 players and will take about 4 hours to play through. - Mako

  3. also to stop people power-gaming the race choices, we put all the race cards down face down, and draw two each randomly - you have a choice of either of those two - that way it keeps things fresh, and stops certain players from using their favoured races - Mako

  4. Great game. We haven't played with the new Shards of the Throne expansion yet. Looking forward to trying that out.

  5. One of the best out there. Had a Twilight Imperium Marathon over the holidays and got 4 games in with family and friends.

    Next up is Game of Thrones 2nd ed. I love board game night.

  6. Staying up until 3 in the morning to play any game will always make it seem amazing. I did it when I was in Germany with a game called Die Werwölfe vom Düsterwald, and later that day, me and my English friends all went out and bought a copy.
    Can't say I've heard of this particular game before now, but it looks good - have fun, Natfka!


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