Is Imperial fun to play?
Players: 2 – 6 players | Game Duration 120 – 180 mins | Min. Age 13+ | Game complexity: HIGH
Genre: Economy / Industry, Air / Land / Sea Travel, Political
Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No
What is Imperial about?
Europe in the age of imperialism. International investors try to achieve the greatest influence in Europe. With their bonds, they control the politics of the six imperial nations: Austria-Hungary, Italy, France, Great Britain, the German Empire, and Russia. The nations erect factories, build fleets, and deploy armies. The investors watch as their nations expand, wage wars, levy taxes, and collect the proceeds. Since the European nations are under the shifting influence of different investors, new strategic alliances and conflicts arise between them again and again!
Each player represents an international investor. Only he who succeeds in increasing his capital and gaining influence in the most powerful European nations will win the imperial competition.
Imperial is a varied strategy game without the luck of dice or cards. Two to six players, from about twelve years and up, take on the role of imperial investors. The duration of the game is about two to three hours.
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Awards Won by Imperial
2008 JoTa Best Wargame Nominee
2008 JoTa Best Heavy Board Game Nominee
2007 Tric Trac Nominee
2007 Spiel des Jahres Recommended
2007 International Gamers Awards – General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee
2007 Golden Geek Best Gamer’s Board Game Nominee
2006 Jogo do Ano Nominee
2006 Jogo do Ano