Unboxing – Burning Suns – An epic 4x Sci-Fi game featuring an unprecedented level of asymmetry.

A live unboxing of the boardgame Burning Suns, an epic Sci-Fi 4x board game from Emil Larsen and Sun Tzu Games.

This epic board game features a ton of asymmetry, and contains one of the largest miniature counts of any game, including miniatures designed to hold dice to track their strength.

Disclosure: The publisher of Burning Suns provided me with a copy of the game in return for an interview published on the Windsor Gaming Resource Blog. No other compensation was provided.

A live unboxing video of the board game: Burning Suns

From the publisher:

Burning Suns is an intense tactical science fiction game set in an expansive universe in which you’ll be competing for supremacy through technology, diplomacy, exploitation and destruction.

Tactical 4X thematic action – Burning Suns is not a traditional 4X game. It takes the 4X actions and gives you complete tactical control. This means you’ll have to adapt and improvise on the way to victory. A strategy can only take you so far; in the meantime you’ll have to rely on your ability to analyze the situation and calculate the best possible moves ahead of you. Being able to force, trick and outmaneuver your opponents is key to success. Seize opportunities as they arise and don’t wait for the perfect moment—because it doesn’t exist! It’s about being proactive and reactive according to your chances and the risk you’re willing to take!

Create an Empire – You’ll be able to create no less than 1000 possible empires, using the three elements of Ideology, Race, and Framework, each with unique strengths and weaknesses.

Galaxies in motion – Galaxies can be created just as you see them fit—and they might evolve during a game.

Immediate actions – The order in which actions are executed changes every turn. All actions in Burning Suns are carried out immediately and players are therefore involved throughout the game, bringing downtime to a minimum.

Your empire, your strategy – In Burning Suns there are many ways to victory depending upon your empire, how you use abilities, leaders and agents, whether you choose to ally or conquer worlds, and how you choose to engage your opponents with the many various units.

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