Small Star Empires BoxIn Small Star Empires you are one of the four major civilisations inhabiting the galaxy that just achieved interstellar travel, you’re keen to establish your empire’s dominance. As this civilisation leader, you’ll have to colonize planetary systems and explore incredible nebulae.

Small Star Empires is a quick area control game, yes quick!, where you move ships around a modular board game and try to dominate as much regions as possible.

It’s created by a company called Archona Games which was established in 2015 in Macedonia and wishes to produce the first Macedonian original board game (in the galaxy :P).

What’s Small Star Empires?

It’s a 2 to 4 players game where your objective is colonize the galaxy in a modular board game using hexagons to identify each place. As it has 7 different double-sided sectors, the game play changes every time you set up the board game, which helps a lot in fast games like this.

Small Star Empires Board GameThe pieces of the game are all made of wood, but one of the Kickstarter stretch goals is exactly to make it in high quality plastic. Another stretch goal is to make the board and box thicker than normal, which means more durability and a game with higher standards.

As you move through the map, you can choose between setting a colony or a trade station in that specific system. Different from other games in this genre, other players can’t conquest your colony or trade station, which increase the importance of strategy during your game play. And to make things more interesting, a trade station gives you more bonus than a colony as it also takes in consideration enemy colonies around it.

The game ends after all colonies and trade station are placed in the board or none of the player can move their ships around (they’re blocked). Then points are calculated based on the type of systems that players have colonies or trade stations. Whoever has the highest score wins the game.

Here’s their video introducing the project:

Small Star Empires – Kickstarter Details

Small Star Empires DetailsThis Kickstarter project accepts backers from $1.5, but you’ll get your hands in a game box only if you pledge $35 or more. The shipping fee is free worldwide.

The game will be shipped on October 2016. Their money target for the project is $14,000 and they are really close to it, even going until 12th of April.

You can find Small Star Empires Kickstarter project in this link.



Playing board games since I was 8, I created a passion for different styles such as Strategy, Cards, Family and Role Playing Games. My current favourite board games are Ticket to Ride, Tokaido and Rummikub.


  1. Nice star wars looking game ! I liked the way you explained everything ! So far so good ! Keep up ! 🙂

    • Marcelo Reply

      Thanks, but not so similar to Star Wars in my opinion 😉

  2. Wow! Impressive looking board game! I am a big board game player, perhaps I will need to invest in this one as well. Thanks for the information. I will look further into this.

    • Marcelo Reply

      This is one that we should keep an eye. I like the board game style and was afraid that it would take forever to finish it like, for example, Risk. But this one has different rules that make it fast and enjoyable. 🙂

  3. Hey there ,it’s Alexey. I looove board games, they are such a fun thing. I remember back when I was young, I loved playing them so much. Oh, it takes me back to my childhood… What a nice article 🙂
    Thanks for reminding me what are the true games really are 🙂

    • Marcelo Reply

      That’s a great memory! 🙂 You should get back playing. It’s still so much fun!

  4. Thank you for sharing the news! We are really excited for this project, and are happy to see when other’s share the same enthusiasm!

    All the best,
    -Milan, Archona Games

    • Marcelo Reply

      Thanks for taking the time to read my article Milan.
      I believe that great projects like this should be encouraged among the community.

      Good luck with the Kickstarter 🙂

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