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Eight-Minute Empire

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The official version of the board game - Eight-Minute Empire, by Ryan Laukat.AWARDS & HONORS
2013 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
2013 Golden Geek Best Print & Play Board Game Nominee
2014 Gioco dell’Anno Nominee
2014 Hra roku Nominee

Build an empire in around eight minutes!

  • Recruit troops to strengthen your army
  • Command your forces to acquire new provinces
  • Challenge your friends all over the world
  • Sail across the seas & build castles to expand your empire
  • Eliminate enemy troops to weaken your adversaries
  • Collect goods to increase your advantage

Eight-Minute Empire, by Ryan Laukat, is a quick Civilization/Exploration game using card-driven area control.

In Eight-Minute Empire, 2-5 players take turns selecting a card from the six displayed. This card gives the player a resource, and also has an action which the player takes immediately. Actions help players take over the map, but the resources are worth points at the end of the game, so players have to balance the two aspects. Players spread across the map in order to collect points at the end of the game by having majority control in regions and continents.

Eight-Minute Empire is the super-quick area control game requiring tough decisions. It’s easy to learn and perfect for when you only have a few minutes.

- official Eight-Minute Empire game
- great artwork
- ingame interactive tutorial
- languages: English, German, Dutch, Polish, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese Traditional and Simplified, Russian
- optimized for PC, smartphones and tablets
- play with AI, with friends or both
- pass and play mode
- online multiplayer with synchronous and asynchronous modes
- opponents' last moves replay
- 3 levels of difficulty AIs with individual strategies
- different maps
- climate sounds and music
- official rules plus extra additions
- unique, original board game feel on your electronic device
- colorblind mode
- over 70 achievements
Release date
Acram Digital
Mobo Studio
Acram Digital, Acram Sp. z o.o., Acram
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Processor: Dual Core 1.6 GHz or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2
  • Storage: 400 MB available space

System requirements for Android

4.1 and up

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP SP2+
  • Processor: Dual Core 1.6 GHz or better
  • Memory: 1GB (XP), 2GB (Vista), 2GB (Windows 7) GB RAM
  • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 400 MB available space

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
  • Processor: Dual Core 1.6 GHz or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2
  • Storage: 400 MB available space
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Last Modified: Nov 19, 2019

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Win having at least 5 coins at the end of the game.
Area Control
Win controlling at least 3 continents.
Win the game on the "Old Europe" map controlling the Scandinavian "continent".
Gems Prohibition
Win having no ruby.
Finish the game having at least 20 victory points.
view all achievements
75 items

Eight-Minute Empire reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Fun fun!!! The Tutorial is very good. You understand everything after the first Game. After that, you can even start with the heavy Computer Opponents ... Even if some overrun first:D It's simple, but it's also very tactical and there's almost no Luck in it (sometimes you need a Card that isn't offered, but that's the same for all Players). I recommend you always play with the Ressourcentoken. That's where more Tactics come in and you fight a lot more for the Regions because of the Resources. The only Minus I have to give: In The Standard game only 2 Cards are included and you can invite Europe as a Free DLC. The remaining Cards cost 2 to 3 Euros per card, which is far too much. Otherwise top!
Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Guys, I'm not a fan of board games, but decided to buy because the familiar pole advised, and I can say with certainty that the game is really worth it. Quite simple in understanding and management, intuitively it is possible from the first second to understand everything (I immediately understood how to play, the second game has already won at the average AI, though I do not play such games and Method Tyka klital). An Interesting system of capturing territories and battle is also present. In Short, I advise all!!! Polecam Wszystkim i każdemu, gra jest świetna i choć ja nie jestem fanem takich gier, to Ta naprawde mi się podobała. Od samego początku zrozumiałem jak w to grać i druga runda już a była wygrana u średniego Kompa. Wszystko jest na poziomie intuitywnym. Ciekawy system Okupowania Ziemi Krzyżackiej i bitwy też mają miejsce. A + + +
Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Product received for free Filler from the world of board games, well fit into the family of digital tinctures. Lyrical part and a little mechanics: The Gameplay is simple: Call the Army, populate them territories, build fortresses, divide and dominate. Take the enemy Number:-More troops on the ground? Your Province! -How many Of your provinces are more than other players? The Mainland is in your pocket. -Matt Mainland Tycoon? Congratulations, the sun does not come over your empire. -But wait, that player will be more battered, he has a lot of rubies and carrots. An Important place in the game is a deck of cards that you acquire for irreplaceable resource-coins. Buying a card, you get a resource and the opportunity to perform the aforementioned actions. Conclusion: In The environment of the desktop, these games are used to warm up, before something big. Different ways of coming to victory: You can crush opponents "swords and possessions", and you can also lose to some "merchant with coal in the pockets." There are additions increasing the playability and widening the horizon of possibilities. The Implementation in the Steam is excellent, but still, more logical-to play on the phones (the game is available and there). Total: 9 expansions out of 10. (This is a challenge-gather and play live with your friends). To razrabam Complaints No: made very high quality. P.S. This Review was written in eight minutes.))
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