Eight-Minute Empire

Eight-Minute Empire

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

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.1.2
  • Updated: December 15, 2017
  • Requires Android: 4.1 and up
  • Installs: 1,000 - 5,000



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

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.

8 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 8 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


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  • Eight-Minute Empire
    Antonello Piemonte Published date: December 21, 2017

    Great majority/area control game. The port is excellent and finally push notifications seem to work now. Optional maps add replayability and are a very nice to have feature. Online multiplayer works very well. Really, can't find any fault in here, great job! Full Review

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    Scott Markhus Published date: January 4, 2018

    Game is a bit meh. Full Review

  • Eight-Minute Empire
    Michael V Published date: November 24, 2017

    Mechanically it is similar to the board game but judging by the name and designer I was expecting the actual board game not a modified version. Would get a refund since this version is a bit simpler than the original game. Full Review

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    Greg W Published date: November 28, 2017

    Great for multi-player. An excellent conversion of the original game. The AI on hard is really tough! Full Review

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    DARREN BUTLER Published date: September 17, 2017

    LOVE the gameplay and the graphics. The AI is challenging. 1.99 to unlock each extra map and 1.99 to unlock mountain expansion seems a steep after paying 5 bucks for the app itself. The addition of a 5.00 option for all the maps make it a little less hard to swallow buying extras after. So for an additional 7.00 (amount rounded up) you can unlock all maps and mountain expansion. Full Review

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    Gary Stephen Published date: September 15, 2017

    Good game but far too expensive. Feeling cheated after paying for a game that is so limited without yet more money being paid. Full Review

  • Eight-Minute Empire
    Rustybolts K Pears Published date: September 14, 2017

    A bit of a rip off, gameplay is excellent. It can be played in a very short space of time although the strategic nuances involved are deep and engaging and will take some mastery which adds to its longevity. However despite being a good game it also commands a premium price for a mobile game, which does not unlock the full game. This would not be so bad however if more content was unlocked from the offset ( only 2 maps are available), but what really adds to the feeling of being ripped off from this initial outlay are the exorbitant prices of the unlocks, which only unlock a singular map or gameplay change. To fully unlock this game would command a price in the excess of the most expensive premium android games and in the region of a full priced pc title. This is a huge shame as this really could have been great if not for the greed of the devs. Even with most recent update with the edition of a map pack for purchase does little to help the purchaser to not feeling ripped off as too little is offered from the initial outlay. What you are getting is a demo, of which you have to pay full price for, then you are then asked to outlay the same again to get the complete game. It would have been better to include more content and lower costing addons or all the content for the initial price, or offer the basic game as free with the content costing, as it is its a...Huge ripoff. Full Review

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    Mick Whyte Published date: September 7, 2017

    Hats off Red Raven this is a fantastic adaptation of a great board game. The controls and gameplay are smooth, the AI is actually challenging, the simple art style and music make for a great game! I couldn't put it down played 3 games in a row. Hopefully City of Iron and Near and Far are next. However I've gotta say the in app purchases a little over done you have to pay per unlocked map $2 each so you're looking at another $12 to unlock all the game elements which honestly seems steep considering I already paid for the app. I fact if I want to unlock all elements the app would ahead cost me over $20 And which is a kind of ridiculous for short game phone. Still a fantastic game which but you know..... CAPITALISM ruins everything ;-) Full Review

  • Eight-Minute Empire
    fearanarchy Published date: September 11, 2017

    Smooth play. Clear graphics. Cannot rate Online Play yet. Not thrilled with IAPs but base game is a great buy. AI is very good. Full Review

  • Eight-Minute Empire
    James Jeffery Published date: September 12, 2017

    My only complaint is with multiplayer. The logging in is tedious and I really really really wish the app would send notifications when it's your turn. Full Review

  • Eight-Minute Empire
    zachery fitzpatrick Published date: September 8, 2017

    G8 game finaly an empire game that doesnt take hours to play Full Review

  • Eight-Minute Empire
    Donald Wilcox Published date: January 11, 2018

    Simple and quick "set collection" and "area control" game. Excellent digital translation of a physical game. Full Review