Author : Paul Dennen
Drawing : Clay Brooks, Raul Ramos & Nate Storm
Editor: Lucky Duck Games
Numbers of players : 1 - 4
Duration: 60 -120minutes
Recommended age : 14+
Year of publication: 2020
Dune: Imperium is a game that draws its inspiration from the universe and the characters of Dune, both in the literary work of Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson from which it draws its origins, but also in the next film from Legendary Pictures, directed by Denis Villeneuve.
As the leader of one of the great houses of Landsraad, raise your banner and gather your forces and your spies. War is near, and at the center of the conflict stands Arrakis - Dune, the planet of the sands.
Dune: Imperium employs deck-building to add clever hidden-information mechanics to traditional worker placement.
You start with a leader card, and an identical deck for all players. As you acquire new cards and shape your deck, your choices will define your strengths and weaknesses. These cards allow you to send your Agents to different places on the game board, so your strategy is affected by the evolution of your deck itself.
You can become a military power, able to deploy more troops than your opponents, or you can acquire cards opening the doors to you from the four political factions represented in the game: the Emperor, the Spatial Guild, the Order of the Bene Gesserit and of course, the Fremen.
Defeat your opponents in battle, skillfully manipulate political factions, and obtain valuable "The Spice Must Flow" cards to lead your House to victory!