The official version of the board game - Eight-Minute Empire, by Ryan Laukat.


Our digital adaptation:
2017 Golden Geek Best Board Game App Nominee
2017 Golden Geek Best Mobile/Handheld Nominee

The board game:
2013 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
2013 Golden Geek Best Print & Play Board Game Nominee
2014 Gioco dell’Anno Nominee
2014 Hra roku Nominee

Build an empire in around eight minutes!

Recruit troops to strengthen your army
Command your forces to acquire new provinces
Challenge your friends all over the world
Sail across the seas & build castles to expand your empire
Eliminate enemy troops to weaken your adversaries
Collect goods to increase your advantage

Eight-Minute Empire, by Ryan Laukat, is a quick Civilization/Exploration game using card-driven area control.

In Eight-Minute Empire, 2-5 players take turns selecting a card from the six displayed. This card gives the player a resource, and also has an action which the player takes immediately. Actions help players take over the map, but the resources are worth points at the end of the game, so players have to balance the two aspects. Players spread across the map in order to collect points at the end of the game by having majority control in regions and continents.

Eight-Minute Empire is the super-quick area control game requiring tough decisions. It’s easy to learn and perfect for when you only have a few minutes.

- official Eight-Minute Empire game
- great artwork
- ingame interactive tutorial
- languages: English, German, Dutch, Polish, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese Traditional and Simplified, Russian
- optimized for PC, smartphones and tablets
- play with AI, with friends or both
- pass and play mode
- online multiplayer with synchronous and asynchronous modes
- opponents' last moves replay
- 3 levels of difficulty AIs with individual strategies
- different maps
- climate sounds and music
- official rules plus extra additions
- unique, original board game feel on your electronic device
- colorblind mode
- over 70 achievements

What’s New

Version 1.2.5

Eight-Minute Empire August 2019 Update - Online Play Overhaul

Good news! Per popular demand, we introduce a rework to the Online Play in Eight-Minute Empire! Its goal is to improve the quality of life during online play by adding some much asked for features and functionalities.

The changes are as follows:
- Asynchronous play - an inactive player will be removed by the server after 48 hours without making a move. No more unfinished games limbo!
- When creating a room a maximum amount of players can be set.
- The games will start automatically once the maximum amount of players is reached. The creator of a room no longer has to manually start the game.
- Synchronous play - the timer has been reworked. Now a player will be removed from the game only if they go offline (willingly or due to a disconnect) for three minutes.
- Fixed a bug that caused some players not seeing certain rooms from the Open Rooms list.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

SirAfrica ,

A Problem

I purchased game and Mountains expansion and everything went fine but then when I tried to purchase one of the maps it took my money, confirmed the purchase, but then said it was invalid and did not make the map available. Press on app support and there is no clear way to reach them. Game is good but how do you reach app support to report a problem??? When there are problems reaching app support I cannot give it a 4 or 5 star rating.

Game was fixed and I gave it 5 stars but after recent update it immediately crashes to desktop on my iPAD with 500mb free space running IOS 10.3.3 each time I hit play. Still hard to contact support when you hit app support.

The app is again 5 stars. The game is a lot of fun. And I must say that their support response to problems has been quick and efficient. They seem genuinely concerned with producing the best product possible and you cannot ask for more

Developer Response ,

Dear Sir, please update game to 1.0.3 version - it all should work fine now. We are sorry for the bug, but it has been fixed in one day.

WRS15743 ,

Great for busy people

I like civilization games but my schedule doesn’t allow for long gaming sessions. This game is perfect for people like me who like the genre but only have time for shorter games. I’m so glad to have stumbled upon this one!

This is very well designed and user friendly. The rule book is a fast and clear read, and between that and a tutorial game you’re good to go.

The AI seems balanced to me and I’m enjoying playing against it. Even though the games are brief the strategy is deep enough to keep it interesting without being overbearing. The perfect balance for a sort-of casual gamer like me.

I’m glad the game board allows for easy zooming, because even on a large phone the map and icons are small. But the zoom function here is well done and very helpful for people like me who wear glasses.

I find the pricing fair for a game of this quality. I’m glad there are good developers like this one and am happy to support their monetization model.

Thank you, developers!

BrChuck ,

Multi-player needs work.

This a fine, faithful adaptation of a very good board. I would easily add another two stars to my review when the following issues are addressed. Most importantly there are no time limits in an asynchronous game. This means when a player abandons a game, the game goes into limbo. I have two such games hanging as I write this post. Secondly, there does not appear to be a way to set a specific numbers of players in a multi-player game. So if I want to create a three player game, I have to be constantly watching the game lobby to start the game when the desired number of players join. I’m certain the developers will address this in a forthcoming update and I will happily revise the game’s rating at that time.


Acram Sp. z o.o.
267.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Acram Digital & Red Raven Games
In-App Purchases
  1. New Lands - All Maps Pack $4.99
  2. Mountains Expansion $1.99
  3. Old Europe Map $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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