Hegemonic–A Double-Take Review

13 02 2014

hegemonicSpace, the final frontier…

Hegemonic is a new 4X game for 2-6 players from Minion Games. For those who may not be familiar with 4X games the four X’s stand for eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate. So maybe they should be called 4-eX games? Anyway. Hegemonic takes place in space, as players act as the rulers of different “houses” looking to expand their reach and control in the galaxy. What did we think of Hegemonic and the final frontier? Let’s take a look!

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Hegemonic—The Unboxing!

6 12 2013

photo (41)Something we’ve never done before is the obligatory unboxing video of a new game. There’s probably no real good reason for this, other than when we get new games we typically tear into them like a 5 year-old on Christmas morning.

However we were provided with some advance copies of Hegemonic, a new 4X game from Minion Games, and we thought it would be a good idea to show you…what’s in the BOX! (Which is more than absolutely nothing!)

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What You Missed…

18 01 2013

PandemicWe’ve got some great things coming up for the site—including some Best Of 2012 awards.

In the meantime, here are some posts from this week that you might have missed.

First we told you about a new, cheaper version of Reiner Knizia’s Ingenious from Fantasy Flight Games. And Jeremiah has already spotted one of these in his local Books-A-Million store.

Z-Man Games announced a new version of Pandemic. This will have a new art style, and two new roles. Check out the news, and designer Matt Leacock’s announcement video here.

We reviewed Asmodee’s fun, creative, family game Dixit.

We shared some news about 12 Realms being printed in Germany to save shipping for those across the pond.

Our Kickstarter Weekly was the new 4x space game Hegemonic.

And finally, Wizkids gave us some more details about The Lord of the Rings Dice Building Game.

Next week we’ll have a Double-Take Review of Mayfair’s Catan Jr. Thanks for reading!





Hegemonic—Kickstarter Weekly

17 01 2013

hegemonicMinion Games, makers of games such as The Manhattan Project and Kingdom of Solomon have launched a Kickstarter for Hegemonic, a 4x space game. The four x’s stand for explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate. Hegemonic is for 2 to 6 players, and claims to play in 30 to 45 minutes per player. According to the Boardgamegeek description, “Each player assumes the leadership of a Great House. Players will explore sectors of the galaxy; build up their empire’s industrial, political, and martial capacity; employ far-reaching technologies to outmaneuver and out fight competing empires; and perform calculated actions to plot their way to hegemony.

hegemonicboardHegemonic is distinct among empire-building games because the industrial, political, and martial systems of your empire each expand your overall economy, can be used to initiate direct conflicts across lines, and contribute power towards victory. Players earn points at the end of every turn based on the relative power they have in each galaxy region. Players able to strategically hold and maintain a majority stake in the regions through industrial expansion, political leverage, and military force, will be poised for victory. But never underestimate a well-timed and daring move from your opponent – they may snatch victory from your grip!”

They’ve already hit their goal and there are still 17 days to go in the campaign. If you like complex, low-luck board games, consider backing Hegemonic.

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