Like previous editions, Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition is a “4X” style wargame in which players control an interstellar empire trying to reunite the galaxy under its own banner. Players choose one of seventeen different factions, each with unique strengths and weaknesses. Using a combination of military power, political savvy, and economic wile, they conquer planets, exploit them for resources, and expand their power across the stars. By completing public and secret objectives, a faction can gain victory points, and the first to acquire 10 points wins the game.
Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition was designed for 3 to 6 players, ages 14 and up, and takes between 4 and 8 hours to play. MSRP is $149.95.
It has been twelve years since the release of Twilight Imperium Third Edition (2005), which spawned two expansion sets.
Fantasy Flight just promoted FFG veteran Andrew Navaro as the new head of the studio, overseeing game development (see “Fantasy Flight Games Promotes Andrew Navaro”).