Eight-Minute Empire 4+

Control, strategy, conquest‪!‬

Acram Digital

    • 4.5 • 217 Ratings
    • $4.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Build an empire in around eight minutes!

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 1.3.4

Improved communication with other platforms.
Added iOS 14.5 user privacy compatibility - we will continue NOT to use your data for anything other than game improvement and marketing targeting of products similar to the ones you're interested in (aka our other games), and we will never show you adds in-game - and you'll be asked to agree to as much.Updated the communication with other platforms.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 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.

TheDudeAbided ,

Fast & good

While many civilization building games are marathons, this one is more like a 100 yard dash. You play cards to gain resources, which you have to balance, and choose actions from city building, raising troops, moving your troops, naval movement, destroying enemies, etc. the objective is to control regions of the board and preferably continents which you do by gaining a majority. You have a limited number of turns and curren$y to work with, and often the game is over before you know it, generally 10 minutes or so. These limitations make a quick play, but they also mean that each movie has to be thought about pretty carefully, because you don’t have time to waste. Well done!

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!

In-App Purchases

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

App Privacy

The developer, Acram Digital, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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