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Board game review & gameplay of: Dune Imperium

Game design: P. Dennen

Illustrations: C. Brooks, R. Ramos, N. Storm

  • 8.5/10
  • 14+
  • 1-4 players
  • 60-120 minutes


This game combines deckbuilding with workerplacement in an elegant way. Players each start with a character giving them some sort of special power throughout the game.

During a turn players play a card and place a worker. play will then pass to the next player and so on until players pass. Then combat will be resolved, giving a bonus to the winner and players get to buy new cards with the amount of persuasion left in their hands in order to enhance their decks.

When a player reaches ten points all players get to finish their turn and then the player with the highest points wins the game.


👍 I love how deckbuilding is precisely rewarding enough in this game, making it a tight game and really feel great when you’re achieving stuff.

👍 The workerplacement is a bit subordinate to the deckbuilding in my view, however it does really add to the depth of the game, making this game like a great deckbuilding game but then EVEN BETTER since workerplacement is intangled so nicely!

👍 That the combat and persuasion in the hands remains hidden untill the reveal turn is very well done.

👍 The game ticks like a clock, everything works fluently, therefore I can highly recommend it!

❌ The artwork on the board is a bit cold, but on the other hand I do find it fitting with the theme.


In the solomode you have not 1 but 2 opponents. It’s handled via one deck of cards, or a free downloadable app which does the work for you. It is a very solid solo and exciting to compete against the two opponents.


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