Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new age: a new age of Twilight.  Twilight Imperium, that is, in the form of a fourth edition of the epic 4x space strategy game that has been loved and celebrated in the gaming industry for many years.  This new edition celebrates 20 years of this epic space opera board game of expansion, diplomacy, and war to control the galaxy, best explained in this excerpt from the official release:

For twenty years, the custom space operas created by Twilight Imperium have thrilled gamers like nothing else. Now, Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition builds on the grand space opera found in previous editions while streamlining rules and putting player interaction center stage…Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition aims to be the most complete version of the game ever printed. Seventeen playable races are included in the game, offering a wide variety of starting faction options. Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition brings a galactic space opera to your table, and no two games will ever be the same.

This new version of the game will include 350 plastic units, 51 system tiles, 561 command and control tokens, 80 action cards, 50 agenda cards, 40 objective cards, 59 planet cards, 184 technology and technology upgrade cards, 41 promissory note cards, and much more.

TI veterans will likely be asking (as I did!) what the main differences are between TI3 and TI4.  Some of the main changes include a stunning new graphic design and layout, but with the same great and familiar artwork flavor.  Additionally, changes will be seen in game mechanisms such as Trade, Technology, PDS Units, Space Docks, Politics, and the Imperial Strategy Card, to name a few.  FFG has anticipated the question of specific changes to the game in their product description, which can be read here.

The game is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017.  To read the entire article that announces the new version of the game, click here.



Queen Games is currently running a Kickstarter project for the fourth expansion for the game Kingdom Builder by Donald X. Vaccarino: Harvest.

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This new expansion features the following additions to the game:

  • 4 new board quadrants
  • Some Castles replaced with Silos
  • 16 location cards with 8 new abilities and 8 new summary cards
  • 6 new Kingdom Builder cards

A new terrain type is featured on the new board quadrants, Farmland.  This new terrain type is difficult to settle, and requires special actions to do so.  The eight new location types include the Bazaar (reuse one of your abilities on the same turn), Cathedrals (decide whether to take a chip or return any number of chips and place that many extra settlements on the current terrain) and the Cabin (allows you for one turn to place two neutral scouts on the board, adjacent to one of your settlements).  Some of the Castles have been replaced with Silos, adding new twists to the end-of-game scoring.  Lastly, six new Kingdom Builder cards have been added: Mayors, Halfling, Adventure, Rangers, Innkeeper, and Rovers.

This project includes various pledge levels, including options for the Kingdom Builder Big Box set.  This project will fund on Friday, March 18, 2016.  For more information on this project and to support it, visit the Kickstarter page here.