Twilight Imperium Third Edition is an epic board game of Galactic conquest, politics and trade. The ancient Galactic Council on the central planet Mecatol Rex is regaining influence, but the balance of power is still new and fragile. Clever political negotiation, opening interstellar trade and waging merciless war will help one player claim the imperial throne and overall victory.
This third edition features many new components, including new and more detailed plastic pieces, a re-designed core system that facilitates faster playing time, 10 original Twilight Imperium races, an enlarged game board and cardboard pieces made from higher-quality materials, a strategy card action system, new victory objectives and much more!
Each game comes with six frames of highly-detailed plastic components in six colors. Each frame contains five Dreadnoughts, four carriers, eight cruisers, eight destroyers, two war suns, 12 ground forces, 10 fighters, six planetary defense systems and three space docks.
Also included are 144 technology cards, 51 planet cards, 103 action cards, 60 political cards, 30 objective cards, 20 trade cards, 10 race sheets, 30 leader counters, eight cardboard strategy cards, 160 command counters, 150 control markers, eight bonus counters, 40 trade goods counters, 23 fighter supplement counters, 23 ground force supplement counters, one speaker token, one victory point track, 43 hexagonal board tiles, a rule book and a four-sided die.
This game is recommended for ages 13 and up. Three to six players can participate and the average game time is 3-4 hours.