Empires of the North
An Imperial Settlers Game
Designers: Ignacy Trzewiczek, Joanna Kijanka
Artists: Roman Kucharski
Publisher: Portal Games
Description: A competitive empire-building game has players using asymetric clans in order to harvest resources and use them to build buildings and score the most points.
Players: 2 - 4 (a solo mode is also availalbe in the box)
Playing Time: 45 - 90 minutes
Tom Teaches how to setup a game of Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North
Tom Teaches how to play Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North and plays a full two player game.
DIY Storage Solution
Deck Boxes and Player Aides
I designed a clan-player aid for each clan. No special instructions there beyond just printing the fronts and/or backs then gluing them together. I have those images in the same file as the deck boxes.
"The Goods" Sleeve
Instructions: To make this you will need two 8.5 x 11 pages of cardstock. I have created two different designs if you want to print something semi-nice looking (the link can be seen above). Feel free to print one, or both, or none of those designs. (You can't see it, but I ahve the other design on the bottom of the sleeve.)
Both pages need to be folded in the same way. With the paper landscape fold the top 1" and the bottom 1". To get it started (and keep things snug) I just laid the paper on top of the goods trays and pushed the top and bottom edges over the tray, then removed the paper to give it a good crease.
I added some glue to the folded 1" sides (the inside of one page and the outside of the other page) and stuck them together. I did also add a long strip of tape to secure the edges where the two papers came together to make the connection smooth. I did this step with the tray in the sleeve to make a nice and snug "custom" fit.
Finally, my fingers didn't like the feel of the edge of the paper on the open ends of the sleeve, so I added a strip of tape along the open edges of the sleeve. It felt a lot better and made it so I wouldn't feel like I would get a paper cut.