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Dune: Imperium – How To Play

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In this video, we’re going to learn how to play Dune: Imperium! If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to post them in the YouTube comments below, ensuring you abide by our Code of Conduct: .

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00:00 – Introduction
00:45 – Game Setup
05:12 – Game Play Overview
05:36 – Round Start Phase
06:00 – Drawing Cards
06:13 – Player Turns
07:04 – Agent Turn
07:12 – Agent Icons
08:01 – Paying Costs
10:03 – Spaces Explanations
10:22 – Recruiting
10:48 – Combat Spaces
12:10 – Troops
13:04 – Gaining Solari
13:26 – Intrigue Cards
14:16 – Mentat
14:34 – Foldspace Cards
14:53 – Gaining Cards
15:45 – Trashing Cards
16:20 – Influence Tracks
17:29 – Gaining Victory Points
17:54 – Faction Bonus
18:10 – Gaining An Alliance
20:07 – Reveal Turn
20:21 – Step One: Revealing Cards
20:48 – Persuasion
21:03 – Step Two: Acquiring New Cards
22:38 – Step Three: Setting Conflict Strength
23:29 – Step Four: Clean Up
24:00 – Combat Phase
25:26 – Conflict Strength Ties
26:38 – Control Flags
27:33 – Makers Phase
28:08 – Recall Phase
28:45 – End Game Conditions
28:56 – Determining The Winner
30:08 – Conclusion

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20 Comments

  1. If no one takes part in a conflict, does it get discarded or does it remain for the next round?

  2. I love this game. It might be my favourite of all time. The only thing that I dislike is that it's only a 4 players game. If anyone can give me a name of a game that has a similar type of gameplay but with 5+ player that would be wonderful ! (great video btw)

  3. This game plays extremely differently to the original board game, and now I really wanna try them both!!

  4. Does anyone know how the Fremen bond works on some cards?

  5. fair play, really clear video. going to play imperium for the first time today and will no doubt be referencing this video…a lot. 👍

  6. Receiving the game in few days, I've been hesitant for a long time but your top notch video really convinced me. I'm really looking forward to bring it to my game nights. Thanks !!

  7. Rodney – You are the single best in the world to explain board games.
    Great job. Looking forward to play the game tonight at my friends place…

  8. To be clear in a 4 player game if all 4 players are tied for strength they all get the 2nd tier reward?
    I believe that follows from what you said, I just want clarification.
    Thank you for your useful videos.

  9. wow awesome explanation, perfect, covered everything, THANK YOU!

  10. Hmm, reviewing a sponsor's product. Proceeding with caution…

  11. Great video as always Rodney! Whenever I'm going to play a game with my group and they have never played the game in question, I always send them links to your video on the game, because you explain it better than I ever could. Would love a video for Root, because that one, while not too complicated to play, is a real pain to explain, because it's like four games in one! Love and appreciate your work!

  12. Does it hold up well when playing at a 2 player count?

  13. Great! Thanks, Rodney! Playing for the first time tonight! I really appreciate the head start!

  14. Firstly, awesome video and thanks for posting! Apologies if this has been asked, but during combat phase for 4 players, if there is 1 clear winner and the other 3 are tied for 2nd, do the people tied for 3rd get no reward?

  15. Love you man 🙂 Will always have our talk at last essen close to my heart. Keep it up 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  16. Ok im back again and from earlier being unimpressed with this game ive recently watched some playthroughs and it have pretty much changed my mind, it actually seems very well designed and every choice interesting!

    So its on order and here I am learning how to play once again XD

  17. I love how well you explained this, you are definitely my go-to for board game how-to-play's!!

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