Twilight Imperium is an epic empire-building game of interstellar conflict, trade, and struggle for power. Three to six players take the roles of ancient galactic civilizations, each seeking to seize the imperial throne via warfare, diplomacy, and technological progression. The game was originally ...

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How can you make Twilight Imperium games not take forever?

I really like Twilight Imperium (3rd edition), but I haven't really enjoyed my time playing it due to the long playtimes. I've played one 4-player game, two 6-player, and one 8-player game. The ...
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What happens if an action card makes another queued action card impossible?

Last game, the situation arose where I scored a hit on a dreadnaught and played Direct Hit!. My brother then quickly grabbed his Emergency Repairs card. Direct Hit! reads: Play: "Immediately ...
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Reducing the Imperial strategy's power in Twilight Imperium

I've played Twilight Imperium a couple times with friends now, and we keep noticing the same thing: no amount of fancy maneuvering, planet conquest, etc. gets people enough victory points to overcome ...
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Is Felray's ability global or local?

This lovely lady is Felrey, a mercenary from the new expansion for Twilight Imperium 3rd edition. She's rather fast, but has limited evasion. The question surrounds her special ability. Some of ...
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TI3 - Why go for Spec Ops Training?

In Twilight Imperium, the Federation of Sol have been given this as their secondary race tech: Spec Ops Training (5) Each time you roll a 1 during Invasion Combat, you may reroll the die. You ...
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What are the requirements for progress?

I've lost galactic progress map for Twilight Imperium 2 edition. So now we can only play till one person obviously dominates all the others, which takes a lot of time. Each progress step requirements ...
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Is there a situation or way that a sabotage run is a good idea in TI:3?

I have often considered using the optional rule of a sabotage run on a War Sun, but have always decided it would be a waste of fighters. I was wondering if there exists a situation when you might want ...
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If an action card turns a planet neutral, are the space docks and PDS units on it destroyed?

If an opponent plays a card such as Local Unrest and targets my last ground force on the planet, that planet is turned neutral. When that happens, do I lose any PDS's and Space Docks on that planet, ...
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In vanilla Twilight Imperium 3rd ed., should you always take Imperial if it's available?

Sometimes, when we're playing Twilight Imperium, if we're in a tight spot or a position to advance, our play group tends to pick the strategy that will help their board position (for instance, ...
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If I play an action card and it is sabotaged, can I take another action?

If I play an action card as an action and another player plays sabotage on it, can I take another action or is my action considered taken already?
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Do the Saar need to wait a whole round to build a Space Dock?

Most races in Twilight Imperium need to wait a whole round in order to build a Space Dock from the moment they take control of a system, that is because of the following requirement in the rules ...
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Is it a good idea in TI:3 to play with fixed alliances?

Whenever we play TI:3, we play free-for-all. Of course, during play you can make agreements with fellow players whom you are still free to backstab later. I was thinking about playing with fixed ...
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Do rules revert to 4 player rules midgame if someone gets eliminated?

When playing a 5 or more player game of Twilight Imperium and someone is completely removed from the game, do you revert to picking two strategy cards each as per a 4 player game?
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Are there any playable Twilight Imperium 2 player variants?

I love TI 3rd edition, but can't always get together 3 players willing to commit the amount of time it takes to play a game. Are there any 2 player variants of this game?
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Do bombardment counts for “invading planets”?

The rules specify that: Ground Forces destroyed by bombardment are removed immediately, do not receive return fire, and will not participate in the upcoming Invasion Combat. However, some ...
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Deep Space cannons: how many times can they shoot?

In Twilight Imperium 3rd ed you may get a technology advance that lets your PDS fire to a system adjacent to the one that contains them: The Deep Space Cannons. The rules of firing in their same ...
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How do you pronounce Hacan?

One of the iconic races in Twilight Imperium are The Emirates of Hacan. However, there is no pronunciation guide. Is it pronounced Ha-sahn, Ha-kan, Ha-san, Ha-kan, or something else? Official sources ...
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Is there a single player PC game with similar mechanics to Twilight Imperium? [closed]

I recently started playing Twilight Imperium, and it's a blast. I really like the political aspect, technology aspect, and the mobilization of fleets. I really wish there was a PC game similar to ...
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Is there a way to play Twilight Imperium's “age of empire” variant with Shattered Empire's strategy cards?

The third edition of Twilight Imperium has become one of the most-played games as of late, and we have finally begun to incorporate the first expansion into the game. In the core TI3 rules is an ...
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Why do some players get starting trade goods in 7 player TI3?

In 7 player Twilight Imperium there are 3 starting positions that get trade goods at the beginning of the game. The position that gets 6 trade goods is obviously worse than the others. The two that ...