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Author Topic: Anyone ever played Twilight Imperium?  (Read 895 times)
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« on: September 26, 2005, 08:52:43 AM »

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/12493 It looks like a very cool space boardgame.  Has a ton of pieces and is expensive for a boardgame.

It looks pretty neat!

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2005, 03:29:00 PM »

Many, many... many times. smile

My friends and I have been playing it since the first edition.  We've had a yearly vacation we all take to my friends lakehouse for a number of years now, and it's always a priority for us to play whetever version of TI is out at the time.

Latest edition is a great mix of nice bits and solid rules.

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2005, 06:50:10 PM »

Own it. Played it once. Would play again once my friends and I can plan some free time that coincides with each other. The people I played with would definitely be up for playing it again.
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2005, 06:52:06 PM »

Twilight Imperium is my favorite game on the Fantasy Flight catalog.  I just haven't had the 80 bucks to purchase it, especially with Doom expansion and Decent game coming out soon.
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2005, 07:14:55 PM »

Fantastic game.  Works best with 3 or 6 players, but 5 is tolerable.  Put aside 6-8 hours to play the game after you've played the game a few times to figure it out.  The first couple times you play with new people may take as long as 12 hours  :shock: .  If you can find a gaming group dedicated enough to play it, I haven't found a better game.
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2005, 07:16:28 PM »

Whoa....that takes me back man.  Way back.  I played it as a kid, like for days at a time.  Man....
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2005, 09:33:52 PM »

Awesome game, although I haven't played the new 3rd edition.  The only thing was that it took the whole frickin' day to finish, so the opportunities to play became less and less.
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2005, 09:42:26 PM »

The third edition is still a big, long game, but they've built in a time limit in the form of the Imperial card and score track.

You're also speding a lot more time doing things instead of waiting for someone to finish a turn, as each player takes one action, then the next, then the next, until no one wants to perform actions so they can refresh their command points (what allows you to make actions in the first place).
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2005, 03:42:21 AM »

So this might not be a good game to spring on the wife?  Hehehe.  I just love games with lots of playing pieces.  Especially the Axis and Allies series.
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2005, 02:34:21 PM »

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So this might not be a good game to spring on the wife?  Hehehe.  I just love games with lots of playing pieces.  Especially the Axis and Allies series.

So you're looking for a game with nice bits, but something simpler that could be taught to the wife easily. Hmm...

My recomendations:
Carcassone
Nice looking board, with very simple rules.  Great for a quick game.

Memoir '44
Good strategy, but very simple rules and nice looking pieces.  Very good game.

Star Wars: Queen's Gambit
Very nice bits along with fairly simple rules and the ever popular Star Wars theme. Decent game.  Good if you're a Star Wars fan.

Through the Desert
Not my favorite game personally, but chicks dig the bits and the rules are simple and fairly fun.

And if you're in need of something to keep yourself happy, you'll be pleased to know that the remake of Conquest of Empire (the spiritual father of Axis & Allies) was just rereleased recently (I think it's out now, if not it should be soon).
Conquest of Empire

Just off the top of my head... smile
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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2005, 03:54:51 AM »

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Quote from: "jpinard"
So this might not be a good game to spring on the wife?  Hehehe.  I just love games with lots of playing pieces.  Especially the Axis and Allies series.

So you're looking for a game with nice bits, but something simpler that could be taught to the wife easily. Hmm...

My recomendations:
Carcassone
Nice looking board, with very simple rules.  Great for a quick game.

Memoir '44
Good strategy, but very simple rules and nice looking pieces.  Very good game.

Star Wars: Queen's Gambit
Very nice bits along with fairly simple rules and the ever popular Star Wars theme. Decent game.  Good if you're a Star Wars fan.

Through the Desert
Not my favorite game personally, but chicks dig the bits and the rules are simple and fairly fun.

And if you're in need of something to keep yourself happy, you'll be pleased to know that the remake of Conquest of Empire (the spiritual father of Axis & Allies) was just rereleased recently (I think it's out now, if not it should be soon).
Conquest of Empire

Just off the top of my head... smile
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Hehehe, thinking on the same wavelength.

We just got Carcassone, and Memoir '44.  And I actually have the old old Conquest of the Empire from when I was a little kid!  I'll have to look at the remake.  I think we broke most of the pieces... or I should say my sister's broke most of the pieces!  Everytime they'd lose, pieces would go flying all over the place... then get stepped on.

I'd never even considered (or looked closely) at Queen's Gambit.  I thought it was a sissy game for young girls of Barbie playing age :lol: but reading what it's actually about, it looks like we would enjoy it a lot!
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2005, 01:13:35 AM »

Move this thread to the board game ghetto! :lol:
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