Small Star Empires 2nd Edition and its expansions:
The Galactic Divide and Dawn of Discoveries




Game design by​ Milan Tasevski
Developed​ ​and​ ​published​ ​by​ ​Archona​ ​Games

Archona Games is proud to present the 2nd edition of its successfully funded Kickstarter board game Small Star Empires, this time making it even more interesting to play, by adding two new expansions named The Galactic Divide and Dawn of Discoveries.

Small Star Empires is a highly engaging, quick to play and easy to learn, area control game for 2-4 players. In this game, players colonize the galaxy using their ships, which they move on a modular board containing hexagonal spaces (systems). The modular board is made up of seven different double-sided sector tiles, which allows for a different map and different experience each time you play the game. The base game also comes with several additional components like the wormhole tiles, and the unexplored system tiles, all of which add a lot of variability and replayability to the game.

Novelty to the 2nd Edition of the game will be the score track and the nebula markers, both of which will enable easier counting of points at the end of the game. Knowing the base game, the two following expansions will add to the already excellent experience, by providing additional mechanics and actions for players in the game.

Score track and Nebulae Markers included in the 2nd edition for easier point counting


When playing Small Star Empires: The Galactic Divide, at the beginning of the game you choose which civilization to play with and take its corresponding civilization board. Each civilization board has unique abilities that cost certain amounts of power to play, and a track on which you mark the amount of power you have available. To increase your power, you must build massive Battle Stations on strategic locations adjacent to other players. Battle Stations also protect your adjacent systems, disabling the other players from using special abilities on your territories.


The Hantal’ar Empire’s civilization board


On the other hand, in Small Star Empires: Dawn of Discoveries, at the start of the game you randomly draw minerals of three colors from a bag and place one at each 1 planet system on the board. Additionally, you shuffle the technology deck and reveal several technology cards that will be available for the players to research (purchase), and the technology cards will offer different special actions and abilities that can be used by the players.


Technologies and minerals


Of course, both of the expansions can be played at the same time, thus offering a great mini-4x experience in a quick and tactical game which can last from 30-45 minutes with 4 players.

Milan also did a quick overview of the expansions, so check it out here:

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About​ ​Archona​ ​Games

Archona Games is a board game designer studio and publisher coming from Skopje, Macedonia, founded by Milan Tasevski in 2015. Their first critically acclaimed game called Small Star Empires was the result of​ ​a​ ​successful​ ​Kickstarter​ ​campaign​, followed by Galactic Warlords: Battle for Dominion which was also funded on Kickstarter in November 2017. At the moment, besides Small Star Empires they are working on few new titles for which more information will be announced in the following period.