Dune Imperium review

Dune: Imperium Board Game Review


Name: Dune: Imperium

BGG Weight: 3.02 / 5

Year Published: 2020

Publisher: Dire Wolf

Designer: Paul Dennen

Number of Players: 1-4

Playing Time: 90-120 minutes

Game Category/Theme: Science Fiction, Political, Strategy

Board Game Mechanics: Card Play Conflict Resolution, Deck, Bag, and Pool Building, Delayed Purchase, Force Commitment, Increase Value of Unchosen Resources



Strategy: 9.0

Complexity: 7.5

Player Interaction: 8.5

Replayability: 8.0

Game Rating: 8.5

Cost: 6.5



Weight Rating = (7.5 + 9.0) = 16.5

Playability Rating = [(8.0 + 8.5 + 8.5) – 7.5] = 17.5

Play Rating Score = (16.5 + 17.5) x 2 = 68

Value Rating = 68 / 6.5 = 10.46


Final Score Rating = 68 + 10.46 = 78.46



Dune: Imperium is a fantastic board game that is perfect for fans of science fiction, politics, and strategy. It is a deck-building and worker-placement game that has players taking on the role of one of the great houses of the Dune universe as they attempt to gain power and influence on the planet of Arrakis. The game features beautiful artwork and components, and the mechanics are expertly balanced, providing a deep and engaging gameplay experience. The game also offers a solo mode for those who want to play alone, and the cooperative play is very satisfying. Overall, Dune: Imperium is an excellent game that is sure to provide hours of entertainment.


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