Players: 2–5 / Ages: 13+ / Play Time: 120 min
After five years of revising and improving Empires of the Void, designer and illustrator Ryan Laukat has created the iteration that is his favorite, by far.
In Empires of the Void II, each player has been given command of a mission by an alien empire to establish a foothold at the fringe of the galaxy. The game begins when their massive Worldships reach the fringe, where they must explore, wage war, use diplomacy, and construct buildings to gain victory. The fringe is sparsely populated with many sentient species struggling to survive, leaving huge regions of planets open for exploration and colonization. Many species are eager to ally themselves with a powerful empire to gain security and stability in a chaotic and difficult time.
Empires of the Void II tells a story about eight fringe planets and the species that live on them through unique event and action cards. You’ll find ancient ruins, stop planetary wars, transport desperate leaders to distant locales, and rescue worlds from imminent invasion. You also must choose whether to conquer or befriend the aliens you encounter. Conquering gives areas on which to build, but using diplomacy gives you a special ability and allows you to recruit the alien units to strengthen your forces.
• Conquer the fringe of the galaxy using might or diplomacy!
• Manage a hand of event cards, which add to an immersive, unfolding narrative.
• Befriend alien factions and gain access to their unique powers!
Empires of the Void II
Publisher: Red Raven Games
Item Code: RVM017
Pre-order Date: 1/30/18