Space Empires 4X is a classic "4X" game: eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. Each player will grow a space empire and will attempt to win by eliminating other players. The time scale of this game is very large — at least an Earth year in between Economic Phases. This fact will help you understand certain aspects of the rules. The game can be played by one to four players.
Carriers, fighters, mines, cloaking, dreadnoughts, merchant shipping, colonization, mining, terraforming, shipyards, black holes, warp points, non-player aliens, Doomsday Machines — everything an Epic Space Opera needs. Despite that, the rules are Incredibly Simple. Almost 20 years in the making, many elegant solutions have been developed to remove complexity and make the game intuitive.
- One 22" x 30" map
- Four and one-half sheets of counters
- One Scenario Booklet
- One pad of Production Sheets
- Four identical Reference Cards
- Four 10-sided Dice
- Rule book