The official adaptation of a rapid fire board game - Eight-Minute Empire, by Ryan Laukat.

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 1.3.3

Improved text boxes (chat, name, etc.)

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Goonerman158 ,

Good game

I'm enjoying this game. It has almost a "puzzle" feel about it, although there is some interaction between players.

For 4.99 you get the base game with two maps, but the "old Europe" map then unlocked after a few games (I don't know what unlocked it, but presumably my first win or something). The base game includes the Goods Tokens option.

A further 4 maps are available at 1.99 each, but I haven't felt the need to buy those after 10-15 games. If I do, only a couple of them look different enough to be worth that price.

I have purchased the only other IAP available (for 1.99) which is the Mountains expansion. This adds some good concepts to the game which also add variety to the set up.

The AI is good. Easy is good to learn by. Medium gives me a tough match, which is usually very close, often coming down to the final turn. I haven't tried Hard yet, but I've read that it is "brutal".

Overall a good game that should stay fresh enough to justify the cost. The app itself is flawless, and the online (asynchronous) multiplayer seems to have a reasonable following.


beatmaker89 ,

Interesting, well thought out and surprisingly deep.

If you're a fan of Settlers of Catan or Risk this will be a good one for you. The app is well designed and runs smoothly.

My only gripe is that I paid 4.99 for the game but it only comes with two maps. There are several to buy for 1.99 each but that seems a bit steep. I think a map bundle of three maps for 2.99 would be more appropriate. Otherwise I would give it 5 stars.

Ian.of.tickhill ,

No longer works..l

It was a great game (I could complain a little at the cost of the maps) but the upgrade today killed the game. Product starts ok but if you select New Game, it just crashes.

In-App Purchases

New Lands - All Maps Pack
New Lands - unlock all available maps!
Archipelago of Azra Map
An island map with rules modification.
Southern Plains Map
A single map with unique rules twists.
Starfall Crater Map
A single map with unique rules twists.
Isthmus of Gom Map
A single map with unique rules twists.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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