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Eminent Domain Description

Eminent Domain

Survey planets, trade resources, and gain tech as your deck learns and grows.


Build your empire. Survey the galaxy to expand your empire. Will you colonize nearby planets or take them by force? Harvest resources for trade and do research to improve your technology. Build the best empire to win this space civilization/empire deck building game.

Eminent Domain is an empire building game in which your empire's abilities are based on a deck of role cards. At the beginning of the game each player has the same deck of cards with just 2 cards for each role in it. Every turn you must choose a role to execute (your opponents will get a chance to follow suit) and in doing so you will add one of those role cards to your deck. When executing a role you can boost its effect by playing cards out of your hand matching the role you have chosen. So for example the more you research the better you get at researching (because you'll have more research cards in your deck).

--description from the publisher

Eminent Domain: Escalation

Eminent Domain's first expansion brings new military and technological possibilities.


Brace yourself for rising tensions in this next chapter of Eminent Domain! The time for unchecked expansion is over. Warmongers raise their flags over weaker empires while civilized planets take shelter behind peace treaties. Warfare becomes more important, and players can begin the game with different starting deck configurations.

Escalation is an expansion and cannot be played without the base game


--description from the publisher

Eminent Domain Quick Info

Time to play: # of players: Recommended Age:
clock indicating 45 minutes 2 to 4 players recommended Recommended for ages 10 and up
45 minutes 2 to 4 10+
Complexity: Player dynamic: Skill:
            A head with a puzzle inside piece half filled with blue to indicate medium complexity rating                  arm wrestling to indicate light competition between players          circle of arrows around a gear to indicate strategy
2.51 / 5 Light competition



Eminent Domain Additional Resources

Suggested Use:

Community Building

6 figures joined by a circle to indicate Community Building

Please refer to the books and articles listed on the Board Game: Home page for general readings regarding board game play and psychology.

Link to the Library Catalog

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