Hegemonic - 4x Space Board Game

A project in Milwaukee, WI by Minion Games

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Hegemonic is a 4X game of galactic exploration, empire building, conflict, and cunning. Industrial, Political, and Martial systems.
Backers: 1000
Average Pledge Per Backer: $88

Funded: $87,844 of $30,000
Dates: Dec 26th -> Feb 4th (41 days)
Project By: Minion Games
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Latest News

Updated Print & Play plus Rules.

April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We're putting the final touches on the game to submit to the printer. We have also just sent out an update 1.1 of the print and play version of the game. The manual is the biggest change (mostly edits but the leaders are in now) and if you want you... (Read More)

Hegemonic Print & Play released.

March 18th - via: kickstarter.com
We are currently sending all backers their link to download the Print and Play version of Hegemonic. It's about 95% the same as what is going to print. You will need a lot of colored cubes and some money/coins and a few odd ball figures. But it's all... (Read More)


February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Prototype Leader Cards for Hegemonic

February 24th - via: kickstarter.com
LEADER CARDSWe have some near final artwork and layout for the back sides of the House cards for the game posted here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/1581266/hegemonic Give it a thumbs up so that we make the front page of BGG and bring more... (Read More)

New Campaign for more Coins!

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Anyone interested in Hegemonic and/or its coins will be interested in this new unannounced Kickstarter campaign that just opened up. This way you can grab any of the limited spots on the rewards before anyone else.... (Read More)

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February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
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February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
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85k Stetch Goal - Metal Coins!

February 4th - via: kickstarter.com
I can't believe it but you all pulled together to hit the $85k stretch goal and now I owe you all a free set of 50 metal coins! Everyone will still get the cardboard coins that come in the base game box as well. 50 coins is enough to play the game in... (Read More)

Lowered Metal CAPs!

February 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, you guys & gals have been doing great. So great that we're within $1k of reaching the Foiled / Digitally Signed KS only box!  So just to challenge you great people a bit more, I lowered the Metal CAPs goal to $85k.  This is to get a set of... (Read More)

Yahoo! We have reached the Plastic bits stretch goal!

February 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
OK all you by-standers who wanted to wait till this game hit the plastic miniatures stretch goal. We have hit it! Now you have no excuse not to pledge.  In fact - I'll go one step further and lower the custom exclusive foil box stretch goal to only... (Read More)

Kicking & Screaming

January 29th - via: jamesmathe.com
This guide was created to help people avoid the pitfalls and run a successful campaign for a card or board game through Kickstarter. Kickstarter is like a mall, the worlds biggest, they bring the customers to your “store”. You must concentrate on selling them a game while they are visiting and get them to help shout out to others. Using your own website or even a competing crowd-funding site will not be nearly as effective. (Read More)

Hegemonic: Explore. Build. Fight. Plot.

January 20th - via: wired.com
Hegemonic is a 4X board game currently funding on Kickstarter. The Post-Human Assembly is reaching out to explore a neighboring galaxy. Each of the Great Houses has its own ideologies, and plans to achieve hegemony with a combination of industrial strength, political power, and martial might. (Read More)

Designer Diary: Hegemonic, or Reimagining the 4X/Sci-Fi Empire Genre from Sketchbook to Publication

January 14th - via: boardgamegeek.com
I've always enjoyed tinkering with and designing games. In the summer of 2010 I started designing a space empire game called Hegemonic, inspired in part by the many sci-fi authors I enjoy. I endeavored to break the mold and create a space empire game with a big open decision space, lots of room for creative and dynamic gameplay, and mechanisms appropriately abstracted to match the theme of galactic domination. The first prototypes were tested in early 2011 after spending months in a sketchbook working out the concepts. With the help of space artist Alex Skinner, I had an attractive prototype to use and share with willing test subjects. I then spent the next fifteen months, until mid-2012, developing the game, testing with external (blind) playtest groups, and polishing the gameplay. (Read More)

Hegemonic, An Interview with James Mathe and Oliver Kiley

January 12th - via: indiecardboard.com
Game designer Oliver Kiley and Minion Games' James Mathe explain why strategy fans should be keeping an eye on Hegemonic, an upcoming game of galactic conquest that promises a noticeably different take on the 4X genre. (Read More)

Kickstarter Conversations: Hegemonic Interview

Welcome back to another Kickstarter Conversation! This time I am joined by James Mathe of Minion Games who has brought us a new board game for Kickstarter called Hegemonic. Thank you for joining us today James! (Read More)

Board games by the numbers: what it costs to Kickstart, produce, and ship a new game

December 27th - via: penny-arcade.com
Minion Games has just launched a new Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming board game Hegemonic. That’s not very newsworthy. What is impressive is the fact that this is the company’s sixth Kickstarter campaign, and they’ve finished and shipped a board game for each one. (Read More)

Hegemonic: A New Space 4X Board Game

December 27th - via: spacesector.com
Board games were the genesis for many kinds of strategy video games available today, including space strategy games (and 4X games). So, today, and for a change, I will write about a different kind of space 4X game, a tabletop game. In this case a board game. (Read More)

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