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The empires are at war!  Take on the role of one of seven alien races and compete for dominance in a vast, diverse galaxy.
The empires are at war! Take on the role of one of seven alien races and compete for dominance in a vast, diverse galaxy.
651 backers pledged $35,896 to help bring this project to life.

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Free Empires of the Void Expansion

Hello everyone!

I wanted to let you all know about Empires of the Void: Key to the Universe, a print-and-play expansion for Empires of the Void.  It is available on the Red Raven Games website, and it is free.

Key to the Universe is designed to make Empires of the Void more fun and balanced. Players now have a fourth action each round that can be used to perform new actions. One of the new actions is called Enslave, which increases the income of conquered planets. Also included are technology boards, which replace tech tokens and have a number of new technologies that open up new paths to victory. There are four additional alien races that players can choose from. Key to the Universe also has a new, revised rulebook for Empires of the Void that makes the game easier to learn and more clearly explains how to play.

I created this expansion partly in response to comments and suggestions from players.  Please check out the new content, and I hope you enjoy it.  Perhaps soon I will be able to make professionally printed copies available.  Please note that the 4 additional alien races are not yet available for download, but I will upload them soon.

Also, I just launched a Kickstarter project for my second board game, City of Iron.  It's a nation-building game in a world of magic and machines.  Take a look if you have a moment.


Empires of the Void at Origins

Hello everyone,

We are currently gearing up for the Origins Game Fair.  We'll be demoing Empires of the Void at the Game Salute booth, and we're looking for volunteers to help teach the game.  If you are interested, please visit this link: and take advantage of all the great benefit options!  

Thank you very much for backing!  I apologize for the hiccups in shipping, but hopefully everyone now has their copy.  Please email me if we have not yet addressed any issues you might have.

I really appreciate your support.  Without your help Empires of the Void would never have been printed.


Hi Everyone,

I'm happy to hear that many people are starting to receive their games!  If you do not have it yet, and never got an email, don't worry, the game is on its way to you and should arrive soon.  Most likely the email got lost in your spam box.

I've also updated the FAQ/Errata file with a few more questions and one new section in Errata, so please take a look.

Thank you for your support and enjoy the game!


Thank you for your patience as we learn a lot about board game production and shipping delays.  I apologize for any inconvenience and grief the delay in shipping might be causing you.  I misunderstood some of the info I was given.  What I was recently told is that almost everyone should receive a confirmation email by tonight except for a few people with 1 or 2 day shipping.  The reason for this is that my warehousing/shipping partner uses a staggered shipping policy to make sure that backers receive their copies in the closest possible time frame.

Again I thank you for your patience and want to assure you that you will have your copy of Empires of the Void very soon.  Hopefully I can make it up to you in part by continually supporting the game with free downloadable content!

I also wanted to let you know I've added an FAQ/Errata sheet to the website on the Empires of the Void page and encourage you to take a look at it before your first game.

Shipping Empires

Hello everyone,

I've recently been made aware that some backers are still waiting for a confirmation of their game being shipped out.  I contacted my warehousing and fulfillment partner,, and they assured me that all the packages will be shipped out by today.  Please let me know if you do not get an email by the end of the day.

Thank you!