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The world in 2030. The new great powers China, India and Brazil are in ascendance, threatening the hegemony of the old Imperial powers United States, Russia and Europe. This has sparked a new global race for power and influence. Ultimately, these six states are only puppets in a treacherous game, because their fates are controlled by powerful international investors operating in the background.
Each player takes on the role of such an investor who is on the constant lookout for the maximum return on his investment, and therefore tries to obtain ruthless control of great powers. But control of a state may also slip away - so the cunning investor must always be ready to take advantage of the new conflicts and strategic possibilities of the ever-changing landscape.
Imperial 2030 is for 2-6 players, and it combines economic calculus and military skills in a unique strategy game without any luck of cards or dice.
|By||sheeptoy||From||staffs in uk|
|A very clever game of wheeling and dealing. Players buy bonds in six different world powers and whoever has the largest stake in a power gets to control that nation. Nations can expand their territory, build factories and fight wars with one another. The game uses the clever rondel system seen in games like Navigader and Antike which is hardly surprising as they are all designed by the same person. The twist with the game is way in which the best interests of the players are not necessarily the same as the nations they control and control of the nations can change many time over the course of the game. Its a game of using and abusing your power and then getting your money out before things go downhill. At the end of the game the winner is the player has the best set of bonds and the most money on hand. At first glance the game looks like a war game with its little tanks and ships, but actually war is just a tool you have at your disposal and the most warlike player is in our experience rarely the winner as the cost of your armies is a constant drain on a nations resources. I beautiful nasty and ruthless game and yet simple enough to be accessible. A classic gamers game.|
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