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2011
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2 − 4
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Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Eminent Domain
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Survey the galaxy to expand your civilization – will you colonize nearby planets, or take them over by force? Harvest resources for trade, and do research to improve your technology. Build the best civilization and win the game!

Eminent Domain is a civilization-building game in which your civilization'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 two cards for each Role in it. Every turn you must choose a Role to execute (and like Glory to Rome or Puerto Rico, 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. For example, the more you Research, the better you get at Researching (because you'll have more Research cards in your deck).

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Components:

  • 1x central card display
  • 96x role cards (16x produce/trade, 20x research, 20x colonize, 16x warfare, 20x survey, 4x politics)
  • 27x planet cards (9x each type)
  • 6x start planets
  • 39x technology cards (13x advanced, 13x fertile, 13x metallic)
  • 35x fighter tokens (20x small, 10x medium, 5x big; can be used as same value tokens or in 1/3/5 value or 1/5/10 value as needed/preferred; will be used differently in expansions)
  • 24x resource tokens (6x food, 6x water, 6x iron, 6x silicon)
  • 4x player aid tiles
  • 32x influence tokens (24x regular + 8x for endgame)
  • 1x rulebook

Expansions:

  • Eminent Domain: Escalation
    • introduces scenarios (asymmetric starting positions and technologies for players), fleet (fighters, destroyers, battlecruisers), new planets, new technologies, cards for 5th player

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June 23, 2013

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English third edition
Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games
Artist: Gavan Brown, Eric J. Carter, Jeremy Deveraturda, Ryan Johnson, Patrick McEvoy, James Wolf Strehlemore»
Year: 2014
Product Code: TTT 1005
Size: 11.75 x 8.75 x 2.88 inches
1.97 pounds
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Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games
Artist: Gavan Brown
Year: 2013
Size: 11.75 x 8.75 x 2.88 inches
1.97 pounds
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Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Gavan Brown, Christine Conrad, Hans-Georg Schneider
Year: 2012
Product Code: 51890G
Size: 10.75 x 7.44 x 3.15 inches
1.95 pounds
German
Release Date: Sep 18, 2012
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English Kickstarter limited edition
Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games
Artist: Gavan Brown
Year: 2011
Product Code: TTT 1005
Size: 11.75 x 8.75 x 2.88 inches
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Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games
Artist: Gavan Brown, Eric J. Carter, Jeremy Deveraturda, Ryan Johnson, Patrick McEvoy, James Wolf Strehlemore»
Year: 2011
Product Code: TTT 1005
Size: 11.75 x 8.75 x 2.88 inches
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9 Eminent Domain Playmat - 24"x14" (300dpi)
Updated playmat with errata and updated technology planet art.
English
2015-07-08
1 Eminent Domain + Expansion Card Dividers
A set of card-sized dividers (scaled for use with sleeved cards) for Eminent Domain, containing dividers for: :star: Base Bame :star: Escalation expansion :star: Bonus Planets promo :star: Bonus Base-Game Scenarios from the designer's blog :star: Escalation Bonus Pack
English
2014-09-14
3 Eminent Domain + Expansion Card Divider Tops for Folders
I used these files to make 'card folders' instead of dividers - the process is as follows: - Cut sheets of card into three strips 92mm wide each (both A4 and Letter sizes should be OK for this) - Print the headers in this file out on label paper - Cut the bottom line of each header, below the white section - Stick the headers to the ends of these strips, one per strip, lining up the top of the folder shape near the top of the strip by holding up to a light - Measure 24mm from the bottom of the header and score a fold - Measure the appropriate width down from this fold (using the details below) and score another fold - Measure 67mm down from the second fold and cut the end of the strip off at this length - Fold the two scored lines as shown in the accompanying photo The...
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2014-09-14
23 Extra Scenarios for Base Game
Extra base game playable scenarios, as created by Seth! Just prettied-up it a little bit. ** Separate JPG version!
English
2014-06-17
3 Eminent Domain Technology Chart v1--All Current Expansions (4/1/14)
This is a Technology Chart listing all technologies for the game Eminent Domain and all its expansions (Escalation) as of 4/1/2014. Kickstarter promos are not included. If there is a way to make this information smaller and easier to print/read/disseminate, please let me know and send me whatever modifications you make to the file (so I can bring it to my game nights ;-P).
English
2014-04-01
6 Eminent Domain Planet List, with all current expansions v 1.0 (3/28/14)
An expansion of Horatio252's original Excel spreadsheet listing all planets in the game, the Bonus Planets expansion, and the Escalation expansion, including start planets. Tables have been expanded to calculate influence across the board using the base game, the Bonus Planets expansion, Escalation, and both at once. The only bits not included are the Kickstarter Rewards promos for the base game and Escalation. Inspiration and credit for original legwork on the base game goes to Horatio252.
English
2014-03-31
15 Updated (fixed) Errata Sticker for Central Card Display
This is an updated Central Card Display Errata Sticker for the first 2 printings of Eminent Domain.
English
2014-02-18
4 chinese rulebook
Complete traditional Chinese translation of English rulebook 有堪誤或文意不清,可內信給我…by 邱老虎
Chinese
2013-05-11
29 Errata Cards
Errata cards for Eminent Domain, formatted for easy printing and cutting. For those who would like to print and use them.
English
2013-04-11
6 Eminent Domain Planets
An Excel spreadsheet with a list of all of the planets in the game excluding the start planets and the bonus/promotion planets. Also includes a sheet with several tables, and separate sheets with each planet type sorted by influence.
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2012-12-12
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MN 0052 Seth Jaffee talks Eminent Domain and more
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Dukes of Dice - Ep. 35 - Infectious Reimagination
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Episode 3: Zinger’s Wish, Chalk Dust, Interview with Ben Hillyard of Daedalus Productions, What’s Next On The Table and Game Night Themes
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Episode 76-- Spiel des Jahres chat and What we have been playing With guests Joel Eddy and Paul Owen
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2014-05-21
DTS015 - Dice Tower Showdown, Episode # 15
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The Game Pit: Episode 20 - Picking Over the Bones
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2014-02-26
4VP - S01E02 - You Only Live Dice
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Recon #3: Eminent Domain
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2012-08-27
Episode 16: Eminent Domain, Group Think in Gaming and Getting Started in Hobby Gaming
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2012-04-18
Strange Assembly 048 - It Is Very Cold In Space
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