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Build an empire and conquer the land in around eight minutes!
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964 backers pledged $34,010 to help bring this project to life.

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Short on time but you want to build a civilization?  From Red Raven Games, the people behind the board games Empires of the Void and City of Iron, comes Eight Minute Empire.

In Eight-Minute Empire, 2-4 players take turns selecting a card from six displayed. The card gives a good, and also has an action that the player takes immediately. Actions help players take over the map, but sets of goods are worth points at the end of the game, so players have to balance the two aspects. Eight-Minute Empire is the super-quick area control game with tough decisions. It's easy to learn and perfect for when you only have a few minutes.

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(COMPLETED) $20,000-  Variable Goods Tokens:  These are tokens with goods symbols that can be added to the map for more varied play.  If a player controls a region with a good token, he counts it with his cards when calculating victory points at the end of the game.

$30,000-Components for Five Players:  Eight-Minute Empire will support up to five players. 

$40,000-  Revealed when we reach $30,000

Other Information

Q: What is the Europe Board expansion?  A: The Europe Board expansion adds another double-sided board to the game so players have 4 maps to choose from instead of just 2.

Q: Why is the delivery date so far away?  A: We want to make sure that we factor in time for possible production delays.  Most likely, you will get your game before the delivery date.  But for this reason we have made the print-n-play files available for backers.  Back and enjoy the game right away!

International Shipping: As per US Customs law, we cannot label the game as a gift for shipping.

Shipping and Distribution: I will ship this game to you myself, from the Red Raven Games headquarters.

Risks and challenges

Eight-Minute Empire is fun to play and I want to share it, but I wouldn't be able to print it without funding. Red Raven Games is a small, one-man operation in its starting stages. I rely on your support to produce exciting, creative games!

Eight-Minute Empire is my third game. I'm very grateful to everyone who backed my previous projects, Empires of the Void and City of Iron, both of which were successfully funded on Kickstarter. City of Iron was recently successfully funded and I am busy getting it finished up for printing. I'm very excited for it to be professionally printed and shipped to backers to enjoy. I would love to see the same happen to Eight-Minute Empire.

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