Imperial2030 is a game on its own, based on the rules of Imperial. The six powers USA, Europe, Russia, China, India, and Brazil develop their industrial basis and build up armies and fleets. They fight over control of neutral land and sea areas in order to become the most powerful nation worldwide.
In this game it is not the players who take turns, but the 6 powers one after another. The players are just internationally operating investors who act in the background. By giving money to the six powers, which all have their own treasury, they influence their politics. The biggest investor in a nation gains control of its government and decides what the nation will do. As control of a government can change with each new investment, players may control several governments at the same time.
As investors, players should not get too affected to their prefered nation, but rather look out where their investments have the best rates of return.
At the end of the day, the game is about money, and not about military domination!
Imperial 2030 will be published in Essen 2009 by PD-Games and RioGrande. Compared to "Imperial" there will be some new features:
- new wooden bits,
- the Swiss Bank,
- a new 30mil bond to invest in,
- more neutral territory, generating higher taxation,
- less home provinces,
- control of Canals (Panama and Suez).
For those who already own Imperial, there is the possibility at Essen 09 to get only the new map and bonds, because it can be played with the old wooden bits as well."
Playing time 120 minute