Eight-Minute Empire is a fun, fast paced area control strategy game based on the board game of the same name, that plays a little like Risk, but without the randomness of dice rolling.
Designed for fast paced and easily accessible matches, Eight-Minute Empire is all about making tough decisions. In the game 2-5 players take it in turns to choose a card from the six ones that are displayed. These cards grant players valuable resources and an action which plays out immediately and allow players to take over points in the map.
You recruit troops to strengthen your army, with contested points in the map being won by who has the most forces there. At the end of each match the winner is the army who has the most points – which are earned by having majority control in regions and continents, and by totting up the resources you’ve accrued.
It’s a nice looking game that’s garnered critical acclaim in the board game scene and should make the jump to digital quite smoothly. Perfect for short bouts of world conquering fun.