It’s the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Man… my grocery list was 2x as long as usual. I got 2 turkeys, some sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, dressing, carrots, and ingredients to make 2 pumpkin pies. … I, uh… kinda take Thanksgiving seriously. My fridge is rather full. But before we get there, we’ve gotta get you those reviews I know you so desperately desire.
This week we have: Hotshots, Alien Artifacts, America, Noxford, Twilight Imperium, Rhein: River Trade, Queendomino, Exit the Game Wave 2, Folklore: The Affliction, and The Expanse.
Even classic games can go through revamps. Sometimes many of them. In this case, this is the 4th iteration for Twilight Imperium. This edition includes updated and revamped rules, new design elements, and updated pieces. And it’s certainly got a lot of pieces. If you’re a fan of long-play strategic games, this is one to not miss.
One of the bigger news stories of the last week (and there’s been several), is that Fantasy Flight Games is coming out with a new edition of Twilight Imperium. Got an older version? Want to see what’s changed? Wondering what all the excitement is about? Well, the rulebook has been posted online for you to check out.
Just because something has been broken doesn’t mean it’s not worth something. There’s a lot of symbolism, especially in historic cities. Such is the case with Mecatol City. It had been the capital of the Lazax Empire. Now it’s a blasted, shelled-out husk of what it once was. But all the races of the galaxy know that whomever controls it can claim legitimacy over the remnants of the empire. That’s the story behind Twilight Imperium, and it’s getting a new edition from Fantasy Flight Games.
Fantasy Flight Games have posted the rules for the Shards of the Throne expansion for the Twilight Imperium boardgame.