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Small Star Empires
Small Star Empires
by Archona Games (2016)
Player Count
2 to 4

Player Ages

Playing Time
10 minutes to 30 minutes
  • Science Fiction
  • Territory Building
  • Space Exploration
  • Designers
  • Milan Tasevski
  • Mechanisms
  • Modular Board
  • Hex-and-Counter
  • Area Enclosure
  • Area Control / Area Influence
  • Grid Movement
  • Artists
  • Jose David Lanza Cebrian
  • Milan Tasevski
  • Family
  • Crowdfunding: Kickstarter
  • Combinatorial
  • Series: Small Empires (Archona Games)
  • Digital Implementations: Tabletopia
  • Rating: 7.25/10 from 330 users


    Small Star Empires is a quick area control game for 2-4 players. In this game, players colonize the galaxy using their ships, which they move on a modular board containing hexagonal spaces (systems). The modular board is made up of seven different double-sided sector tiles, which allows for a different map and different experience each time you play the game.

    During a turn, a player must move one of their ships on the board. They can move the ship only in a straight line, as far away as they want, but they cannot go over systems controlled by other players. After moving the ship, the player has to choose whether to place a colony or a trade station in that system. Both of these mark control over the system until the end of the game, but the trade station gives the player bonus points for each adjacent system controlled by their opponents. The game ends when either all of the players have placed their colonies and trade stations on the board or until none of the players' ships can move (because they have become blocked by other players' systems).

    After the game ends, points are calculated. Each player gets one point for each planet that they have in their systems. (Systems have 1 to 3 planets on the board.) Players also earn points for Nebulae; the more they have from one color, the more points they earn, with bonus points from other special systems such as the Unexplored System Tiles, which are part of a variant in the game. After calculating the points, the player with the most points wins!

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