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Survey the galaxy to expand your empire! Will you colonize nearby planets, or take them by force? Harvest resources for trade, and do research to improve your technology. Build the best empire to win the game!
Eminent Domain is an empire building game in which your empire’s abilities are based on a deck of Role cards. At the beginning of the game each player has the same deck of cards, with just 2 cards for each Role in it. Every turn you must choose a Role to execute (your opponents will get a chance to follow suit) and in doing so you will add one of those Role cards to your deck. When executing a Role, you can boost its effect by playing cards out of your hand matching the Role you have chosen. So for example, the more you Research, the better you get at Researching (because you’ll have more Research cards in your deck).
96 Action / Role cards
33 Planet cards
39 Unique Technology cards
1 Action / Role reference board
30 Custom molded fleets
24 Resource tokens
30 Influence tokens
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|I was lucky to play this game at my FLGS recently; everyone who played took to it easily and addictively. I agree with the suggestion: if you like Race for the Galaxy and Dominion, you'll like Eminent Domain... but don't think it's just a blend of the two. All three are unique and awesome games to have!
|Much better than I expected, seeing as I don't like deck-building games as much. I do appreciate the mini civ-building aspect to the game as it gives it a bit more depth than others I've played. Game was easy to learn, and quite fun to play! Artwork on the cards is also top-notch.
|Good cross of tace for the galaxy, glory to rome, and a deck builder. Not my fav game as the strategy feels too similar game to game, but I'm glad it's in my collection.