At Best Play, we’re usually all about trying to make board games more accessible. That’s why we focus on cheap games like Coup, simple games like Fuse or good old fashioned flicking fun like Cube Quest.

But sometimes we yearn for something more. That’s why, for a bit of a change, we decided to cover a game well known for being a bit … intense. Clocking in at about eight hours per play, this behemoth is about building galactic supremacy through economics, politics, terrorism, war, colonisation, bureaucracy and anything else you might be able to think of to gain the upper hand.

Here’s our poor attempt to cram a game that big into under a minute.

You can get it while it’s hot on Amazon by clicking Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition here for Americans and Twilight Imperium Board Game here for Brits.