Are you tired of 4X board games which take up way too much room on your dinner table and far longer than any of your friends want to sit around playing? That’s where a title like Pocket Imperium comes in handy. As the name suggests, it’s an incredibly small sized game. It also manages to condense the simple tenants of such game types (exploring, exterminating, and exploiting) in the span of about 30 to 45 minutes per play session. It’s a pretty impressive little package – and you can play it before backing.
Some may be familiar with the name Pocket Imperium because it has already existed in print and play format from Good Little Games. If you’ve played that version then you already know the gist of what LudiCreations are going for. However, there are some key differences. This version has room for 2 to 4 players instead of exactly 3. Additional illustrations and new designs, a streamlined rulebook, and hex tiles instead of cards are some of the tweaks you can expect. Of course, it’ll also be printed and packaged in a nice, professional manner rather than your own PnP copy.
Those looking to get in a game of this version of Pocket Imperium can do so if they’ve got Vassal installed on their computer. Here’s a link to the game module. The developers are hosting Vassal gameplay daily if you’d like to get in, although you could just round up a few friends for an online session too. The board game has already blown past the $10,000 which means it will become a reality!