new and expanding sources of energy change the

new and expanding sources of energy change the
ENDING THE GAME AND SCORING
When the last Pollution token is removed from the Global Impact track, the end of the game is triggered. Once the
active player’s turn ends, each player takes one more turn, including the active player.
• The price of Oil remains $5 during the final turns.
• Players may still gain Pollution as a result of their actions; Pollution tokens gained during these
final turns are drawn from the general supply instead of from the Global Impact track.
• The final turn each player takes might be either a Work turn or a Generate turn; it is up to
the players to anticipate the endgame’s approach and to time their gameplay accordingly.
Once all players have taken their final turn, the game is over and the scores are determined!
DETERMINING SCORES
1
1
1
1
1
Players tally the VP they earn from all of the below sources, advancing their markers along the Score track
to reflect the gains and adding to whatever VP were earned during the game from various sources.
Structures: Total the VP of your owned Structures.
Energy Dice: Gain 2 VP for each
Energy die on your player mat.
United Nations track: Score VP for the space
your player marker is in. The player who moved
furthest on the track receives the leader bonus
of 3 VP. (If there is a tie, split the leader bonus
evenly between tied players, rounding down.)
Achievements: Reveal your Achievements and
determine the value of each. Remember that each
Achievement has a maximum value of 5 VP. (This
simply means that if you merit more than 5VP
according to the Achievement, earn 5VP instead.)
2
2
2
2
Green earns the 20 VP shown on her Structures.
Green earns 8 VP for
her 4 Energy dice.
Green earns the 15 VP for the space she’s in on the
United Nations track, plus the 3 VP leader bonus.
4
3
4
Environment: Score 1 VP for each unpolluted
space in your Environment. Score column bonuses
for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th columns, for each column
that is entirely unpolluted.
The winner of the game is the player with the
most Victory Points. That player has built the most
powerful Energy Empire!
Tiebreaker: Remaining resources; Money (divided by 2
and rounded down) + Plastic + Steel + Science + Oil.
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Green earns 7 VP for 7
unpolluted spaces in her
Environment, plus the
rightmost column bonus of
3VP for the unpolluted
rightmost column.
Adding the 71 points tallied
above to the 35 points she
earned during the game,
Green’s final score is 106!
Game Design: Luke Laurie & Tom Jolly
Producer: James Mathe
Graphics & Rulebook Development: Joshua Cappel
Card and Box Illustrations: Jeffrey Edwards
Luke and Tom would like to give a special thanks to: Brandon Tibbetts - for his innovative design of the original
Manhattan Project. The core playtesting team - which consisted of Sean Geraghty, Michelle Greer, John Razo, Cliff Rowley,
and Gregg Saruwatari. This team worked for a whole year, playing scores of games, testing all manner of strategies, and
breaking anything that could be broken. The hundreds of other playtesters - who bravely tried Energy Empire at various
stages of its development. We would have never succeeded without their support, criticism, and ideas. These playtesters
included Jeff Cornelius, Peter Dast, Stephen DeBaun, David Donohue, Yvonne Duran, Vance Frankiewicz, Daniel A.
George, Jean Geraghty, Aldo Ghiozzi, Seth Jaffee, David Johnson, Ed Jolly, Michelle Jolly, Eric Jome, Yves LaFrance, Alex
Lane, Tom Lathos, Maximus Laurie, Odessa Laurie, Shawn Macleod, Christina Major, Mark Major, Lisa Markus, Conor
McNamara, Philip Migas, Kris Miller, Christine Saruwatari, Aaron Vanderbeek, Peter Vaughan, and many, many more.
The early reviewers - Forrest Bower, Richard Ham, Lance Myxter, and Christopher Richter.
FROM THE ASHES OF WAR, NATIONS
RISE TO POWER IN THE ATOMIC AGE!
Green earns 15 VP for
the four Achievements
she’s collected.
Copyright ©2016
Minion Games, LLC.
All rights reserved.
Minion Games would like to
thank all of our Kickstarter
backers, for making this game
better than it could have
possibly been without you!
SOLO RULES ON PAGE 19
A game by LUKE LAURIE & TOM JOLLY
NEW AND EXPANDING SOURCES OF ENERGY CHANGE THE WORLD
In the decades following World War II, unprecedented economic growth and technological progress sweeps across the
globe. Massive increases in energy production come from burning coal, oil, and from splitting the almighty atom.
Innovative solar and wind-powered technologies struggle to gain a foothold. Massive pollution results, leading to all
manner of global impacts. In The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire, you are a world leader making pivotal
decisions to guide your nation to prosperity. You will build power plants, generate energy, and use your resources to
strengthen your industry, commerce, and government, all while trying to minimize the damage you cause to the
environment. Though all nations will prosper, only one will rise to become the Energy Empire!
YOUR OBJECTIVE
You score victory points (VP) by acquiring Structure cards and Energy dice, claiming Achievement tiles, keeping
your environment clean, and gaining influence in the United Nations. There are a variety of ways to achieve these
goals, but generating large amounts of energy and using that energy efficiently are keys to building a strong nation.
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SYMBOL GLOSSARY
5 PLAYER MATS
ENVIRONMENT
1
MONEY
($1)
PLASTIC
20 ACHIEVEMENT TILES
1 in each player color.
STEEL
SCIENCE
OIL
PLASTIC
OR STEEL
VICTORY
POINT
WORKER
ACHIEVEMENTS
Your Achievements are private goals
that will earn VP for you alone.
WORKER STORAGE
ENERGY
BACK
OIL WELL
DRILLING
SPACE
GOVERNMENT
INDUSTRY
COMMERCE
UNITED
NATIONS
CLEANUP
PEEK AT
GLOBAL IMPACT
SAMPLE FRONT
54 POLLUTION TOKENS
?
POLLUTION
NUCLEAR
CONTAMINATION
AIR
FOREST
OCEAN
PRICE
OF OIL
SPEND
ARROW
WORKER OR
ENERGY
GAME COMPONENTS
RESOURCE STORAGE AREAS
DICE CHART & ENERGY STORAGE ENERGY DICE STORAGE
78 STRUCTURE CARDS
26 each of Government, Commerce, and Industry.
1 MAIN BOARD
30 WORKERS
GOVERNMENT
SECTION
INDUSTRY
SECTION
STRUCTURE
MARKET
Each token shows Pollution on the front
and Nuclear Contamination on the back.
COMMERCE
SECTION
STRUCTURE
MARKET
POLLUTION
6 in each player color.
(All workers function identically even
though they are illustrated differently.
differently.)
12 OIL WELL TOKENS
Each token shows a land-based Oil derrick on
the front and a sea-based Oil rig on the back.
STRUCTURE
MARKET
GOVERNMENT
BACK
50 ENERGY TOKENS
INDUSTRY
BACK
COMMERCE
BACK
SAMPLE FRONT (GOVERNMENT)
10 in each player color.
NUCLEAR CONTAMINATION
OIL DERRICK (LAND)
OIL RIG (SEA)
15 GLOBAL IMPACT CARDS
54 MONEY TOKENS
9 Early Global Impacts and 6 Late Global Impacts.
*RESOURCE
42 $1 tokens and 12 $5 tokens.
(Players may make change with
the supply whenever they wish.)
10 NATION CARDS
OIL PRICES &
GLOBAL IMPACT TRACK
SCORE
TRACK
UNITED NATIONS
TRACK
AVAILABLE
ACHIEVEMENTS
Each Nation card has a
player aid on the back.
BACK
*RESOURCE
24 ENERGY DICE
5 GREEN
SOLAR-WIND
2
5 BLUE
HYDRO-GEO
BACK
SAMPLE LATE
SAMPLE EARLY
5 BLACK
COAL
4 BROWN
PETROLEUM
5 YELLOW
NUCLEAR
Unlike other components, resources
(money, Science, Steel, Plastic, and Oil)
are unlimited. If you run out of a
resource’s pieces, use a suitable substitute.
10 PLAYER MARKERS
27 SCIENCE DISCS
25 STEEL TOKENS
25 PLASTIC CUBES
30 OIL BARRELS
2 in each player color.
*RESOURCE
*RESOURCE
*RESOURCE
*RESOURCE
BACK
SAMPLE FRONT
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SETUP
G
A
Getting Started. Place the main board in a central location. Create stockpiles of
resources, dice, Pollution tokens, and Oil Well tokens within reach of all players.
B
Shuffle cards and tiles. Shuffle each of the six
decks of cards separately, leaving the decks
face down. Also shuffle the Achievement tiles
and leave them face down as a supply stack.
B
Put Player markers on
zero spot of Score track.
Shuffle cards
and tiles.
D
PLAYERS
2
3
4
5
4
5
6
7
Structure Markets. Place the three Structure card decks beside the board in a convenient location.
(Leave room for seperate Structure discard piles beside each deck.) Fill each Structure market from
right to left by drawing three cards from the corresponding Structure deck and placing them face
up in the appropriate market. (Government cards into the Government market, and so on.)
F
Achievements. Draw 3 Achievement tiles and place them face-up on the
Achievement spaces. Keep the face down Achievements stack nearby.
G
Player markers. Each player chooses their color for the game. Place 1 colored marker for each
player on the zero space of the Score track, and the other colored marker for each player on
the leftmost space of the United Nations track. Unused colors are returned to the box.
H
2-player:
Place 1
neutral
Worker on
each market.
For example in a
3-player game you’d
stack 5 tokens on
each spot.
E
D
Stack Pollution
tokens on Global
Impact track
according to
chart.
Neutral Workers (2-player Only). Take 3 Workers of an unused color, and place one on each of the
three Structure market locations (Government, Industry, and Commerce). These workers remain on
these locations for the entire game.
F
G
C
Draw three Early and three Late
Global Impacts, create a row.
PLAYER SETUP
Place three
Achievements.
Put Player markers on
leftmost spot of
United Nations track.
Gain 2 Energy and 3 Workers; keep all other
Energy and Workers in a supply clearly out of play.
I
Player Mats. Each player takes the player mat of their color.
J
Starting Pollution. Each player takes one Pollution token from the
supply and places it in the top-left space of their Environment grid.
K
Workers and Energy. Each player takes 3 Workers and 2 Energy of their color and places them on
their player mat in the indicated spaces. Keep remaining Workers and Energy in a supply clearly
separate from these ones so that there is no confusion about which ones are legitimately in play.
L
Nation & Achievement. Deal two Nation cards and two Achievement tiles face down to each player. Each player
peeks at and selects one of each. The selected Achievement is placed face down on the player mat in the indicated
space, the other is shuffled back into the supply. Players reveal their selected Nation card, and turn the other card
face-down to use the reference on the back. Players may peek at their own Achievements at any time.
Place 1 Pollution in
your Environment.
K
J
M
Bonus Starting Resources. Each player takes the bonus starting resources, money, dice, and/or Workers
indicated on their Nation card and places them on the appropriate spaces of their player mat.
N
Start Player. The start player is the person who used the least amount
of fuel to get from their home to where the game is being played. Play
order is clockwise from the start player. Each player receives extra
starting money based on turn order, according to the chart on the right.
4
Fill the
Structure
markets.
H
Global Impact cards. Without revealing them, draw three Early Global Impact cards and three Late Global
Impact cards. Place them face down in a row along the bottom edge of the board, with the Early cards to the
left. Return the rest of the Global Impact cards to the game box; they won’t be used in this game.
Global Impact track. Stack the appropriate number
of Pollution tokens from the supply (according to the
chart on the right) on each of the six pollution
spaces of the Global Impact track.
Place main board and create stockpiles.
E
MAIN BOARD
C
A
PLAYER
START
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
0
$1
$2
$3
$4
Draw two Achievements and
keep one. Draw two Nations
and keep one, keeping the
other as a reference card.
Take player
mat in your
color.
L
I
N
Choose start player;
gain money according
to player order.
M
Gain bonus starting
resources according to
Nation card.
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HOW TO PLAY
GAME STRUCTURE
The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire is a turn-based game. Beginning with the start player and proceeding clockwise,
players take turns until the game ends; each turn may be either a Work turn or a Generate turn. The end of the game is
triggered when the last Pollution token is removed from the Global Impact track. At that point, each player gets one more
turn, including the player who triggered the endgame. Then points are tallied to determine the winner!
player turns
On your turn, choose one of these two options: Work or Generate.
Then, carry out the phases in order for the choice you have made.
Restrictions:
• If you have no Workers remaining on your player mat, you must choose to Generate.
• If you Generated on your previous turn, you must choose to Work.
A WORK TURN
Work turns are where most of the action happens in the game. During Work turns you will be
using the Workers, Energy, and other assets you have gathered to build Structures, visit other
board locations, and activate your built Structures and Nation card for a variety of benefits.
A WORK TURN’S PHASES
1. Place a Worker on the main board
2. Activate Structures (and/or Nation card)
1. Place a Worker on the main board
Take one of your Workers from your player mat and place it on one of the
13 locations on the main board. This is not optional and must be done.
Each location is connected to a grey box with a white Worker symbol; this
box is where you should place your Worker. (See Locations on pages 14-16
for details about how the thirteen different main board locations work.)
Requirements for placing on a location
To place on a location, you must have sufficient resources to perform the location’s
action (if that action has a cost associated with it, indicated by the red Spend arrow).
SPEND
ARROW
This is the Spend arrow. When you see it on a location or a card, it means
that you must discard something (from your player mat into the general
supply) in order to gain something. For example, the Clean Up location on
the main board tells you that you must spend 1 Science to gain 2 Cleanup.
CLEAN UP
To place on a location, you also must be placing the tallest stack in the location. If there are no Workers already in
the location, this means that your single Worker will be enough, since it will be the tallest. However if the location
is occupied (by any Workers, including your own from previous turns), you must stack your Worker on top of
Energy before placing it so that your new stack is the tallest in the location.
Stacking your Worker on Energy
• Energy used for stacking must come from your player mat. If you don’t have enough
Energy to create the tallest stack in a location, you may not place a Worker there.
• You may choose to place more Energy than is required (even if the location is unoccupied), in
order to create a higher stack and make it more difficult for players to use that location later.
• You may not use additional Workers to make your stack taller; a stack
may only be composed of any number of Energy with 1 Worker on top.
• You may use a board location that you used on a previous turn, by building a new stack
of Energy with a Worker on top, following the same rules; you may not add to a stack of
your own that is in the location from a previous placement.
Neutral Workers (2-player Only). Remember that you placed a permanent neutral Worker on each of the
three Structure markets during Setup? Those Workers are taken into consideration for this purpose, which
means that you will never be able to place a single unstacked Worker in any of those locations.
After placing your Worker, you must carry out the action for that location. Pay costs (if any) by discarding
the appropriate resources from your player mat to the general supply. (See Locations on pages 14-16 for
details about how the thirteen different main board locations work.)
The four Government
locations are on the left
(green) binder. They are the
Government Structure
market, Scientific Research,
Education, and Clean Up.
The five Industry locations
are on the middle (brown)
binder. They are the Industry
Structure market, Mine,
Oil Drilling, Chemistry,
and Power Plant.
The four Commerce locations
are on the right (yellow) binder.
They are the Commerce
Structure market, Finance,
Buy/Sell Oil, and Trade.
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Example 1: Yellow wants to visit the
Mine, so he places 1 Worker there. No
Energy is required since the location
was unoccupied... though he could
have stacked some if he wanted to.
Example 2: Later, Blue wants to visit the Mine. She
must stack at least 1 Energy so that her stack is
taller than the Worker that’s already occupying the
location; she wants to make it difficult for other
players, so she stacks 2 Energy under her Worker.
Example 3: On a later Work turn, Yellow wants
to visit the Mine again. To make the tallest
stack, he must make a new stack composed of 1
Worker with at least 3 Energy beneath it;
luckily he has enough on his player mat!
He then takes 1 Steel from the supply
and places it on his mat.
She then takes 1 Steel from the supply and places
it on her mat.
He then takes 1 Steel from the supply and
places it on his mat.
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2. Activate Structures and/or Nation card
You begin with no Structures but will acquire them as the game goes on. For easier management, keep your
acquired Structures arranged into three separate tableaus by type: Government, Industry, and Commerce.
ACTIVATING STRUCTURES
You may only activate your own Structures. You may activate as many Structures as
your Energy and Workers will allow, as long as the following requirements are met:
• The Structure must have an
unoccupied action plank. Action
planks are found at the bottom of
all Structure cards. A plank is
unoccupied if no Workers or
Energy are currently on it. To
activate a card, place Workers
and/or Energy on its plank as
described to the right:
Single Plank.
1 Worker or 1
Energy placed
on the plank.
Double Plank. 2 Workers
or 2 Energy or 1 Energy
and 1 Worker, placed
side-by-side on the plank
at the same time.
Two Single Planks. 1 Worker or 1 Energy
placed on one plank activates the card. The
card may be activated a second time (on a
later turn not on the same turn) using 1
Worker or 1 Energy on the second plank.
• The Structure must be of the same type as the location on the main board (Government, Industry, or
Commerce) where you placed your Worker this turn. For example if you placed a Worker in a Government
location in phase 1, the only Structures you may activate in phase 2 are Government Structures.
• You must possess the correct resources to perform the Structure’s action, if it has a Spend arrow.
Example: In the first phase of his Work turn, Red placed a Worker on the Trade
Commerce location of the main board; that means that now he may only
activate Commerce Structures (and his Nation card if he wants, see below).
1. Claim Achievement
2. Return Workers and discard Energy
3. Refine Oil to gain Petroleum dice
4. Roll Energy dice and gain Energy
5. Pollute
1. Claim Achievement
If you have unused Workers + Energy totaling
2 or more remaining on your player mat, you
may claim one Achievement. Choose one of
the available Achievements on the main
board, and place it face down on your player
mat. Draw a new Achievement from the
supply and place it face up on the main board
to replace the one you took.
Example: Blue has 2 Energy
and 1 Worker left on her
player mat, so she may take
an Achievement. She takes
Oil Production as she
thinks will be worth a lot of
VP, puts it on her player
mat face down, and places
a new Achievement from the
supply face up in the empty
space on the board.
3. Refine Oil to gain Petroleum dice
His Shopping Mall has two single planks. He spends a Worker to activate it
once, discarding a Plastic to the supply in exchange for gaining $3. There is a
second plank available on the card, but Red is not allowed to activate both
planks of a two-plank card in the same turn. Perhaps on a later Work turn
he’ll have the opportunity!
To refine an Oil barrel, discard it from your player mat to the general supply. For each Oil
barrel you refine, (up to a maximum of 4 per turn) you gain one brown Petroleum Energy
die. These gained Petroleum dice are temporary, and may only be used this turn.
Example: Red has an Energy token
remaining and decides to activate his
Nation card. He places the Energy on
the plank, and spends the Oil barrel
and $2 to progress on the United
Nations track.
As with Structures, you may not activate
your Nation card if the plank is already
occupied, or if you don’t have the resources
available to perform the action.
Activating your Nation card allows you to
progress on the United Nations track; see
The United Nations on page 16 for details.
Once activated, the action of a Structure or Nation card must be carried out. Structures (and/or your Nation card)
may be activated in any order. When you are unwilling or unable to activate anything further, your turn is over.
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A GENERATE TURN’S PHASES
Collect all of your in-play Workers from the main board and from
your action planks, and return them to your player mat. Discard all
your Energy from everywhere—the main board, your action planks,
even your player mat—to the supply. You now have no energy.
His Farm has a double plank. Red uses a Worker and an Energy to
activate it, placing them both on the plank; he gains $2 and 1 VP.
Your Nation card functions just like a
Structure, except that it may be activated
on any Work turn, regardless of which type
of location you used on the main board.
After a few turns of placing Workers and Energy, you’ll run out; time to regroup and generate more
Energy! A steady supply of Energy gives you more options, and lets you activate more Structures.
2. Return Workers and discard Energy
His Airport has a single plank. Red uses an Energy to activate it, placing it on
the plank; note that Red must have an Oil barrel available to spend on the
Airport’s action. He discards an Oil barrel to the supply and gains $2 and 1 VP.
ACTIVATING YOUR NATION CARD
A GENERATE TURN
4. Roll Energy dice and gain Energy
You (usually) begin the game with no Energy dice,
but you will gain dice as the game progresses. During
this phase, you may choose to roll zero or any
number or all of your Energy dice to produce Energy,
including any temporary Petroleum dice you gained
this turn. Roll your chosen dice all at once.
The results of your rolled dice determine the
amount of Energy you gain, and determine if and
how you pollute your Environment (see Pollute,
below). The amount of Energy you produce is
equal to the total number of Energy symbols
displayed on the rolled dice; take that many
Energy tokens from your supply and place them
on your player mat.
Do not disturb the dice yet; you need to
look at them for the next phase, Pollute.
MAX 4X
The chart on your
player mat shows
what each type of die
can produce. For
example on a roll of 1,
a Petroleum die
produces 1 Energy. On
a roll of 2, 3, 4, or 5, it
produces 2 Energy. On
a roll of 6, it produces
3 Energy.
Example: If you rolled 1
green Solar-wind die, 1
black Coal die, and 2
brown Petroleum dice
and got these results,
you’d produce 6 Energy.
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5) Pollute
Look at the numbers on your die results. The die with the highest number is the one that determines what you
should do. If more than one die is tied for highest, you choose which one of the tied dice counts as the highest one.
If you did not roll any dice, or if the highest die is
a green Solar-wind or a blue Hydro-geo die,
your Environment does not get polluted. Take 1
Pollution token from the leftmost spot on the
Global Impact track that still has any, and
discard it into the general supply.
If the highest die is a black Coal or a brown
Petroleum die, your Environment gets polluted.
Take 1 Pollution token from the leftmost spot on
the Global Impact track that still has any, and
place the token into your Environment, Pollutionside up, on any unpolluted space you choose.
Example: Your highest die is a Coal
die. You take a Pollution token
(Pollution side up) and place it in an
empty space of your Environment.
Your nation’s Environment is represented by a grid of three
rows (Air, Forest, and Ocean) on your player mat. You begin
the game with one Pollution token in your Air row, but as
the game progresses, you will likely be adding Pollution,
Nuclear Contamination, and Oil Wells to the grid.
AIR
Each space of your grid can hold a single token. When a space is
occupied by a token of any kind, it is considered to be polluted.
An empty space in your grid is considered to be unpolluted.
FOREST
The column bonuses in the top right indicate bonus VP won at
the end of the game if the respective full column is unpolluted.
OCEAN
YOUR ENVIRONMENT GRID
GAINING POLLUTION AND NUCLEAR CONTAMINATION
Pollution is gained mostly from rolling Energy dice and from acquiring Structures (see Gaining a new Structure on
page 14 for details), but there are a few other ways you might gain pollution as well. Unless otherwise instructed,
when you gain a Pollution token (regardless of whether it is Pollution or Nuclear Contamination), take the token
from the leftmost spot on the Global Impact track that still has any, and add it to your Environment with the
correct side up. Once placed, tokens in your Environment may not be rearranged.
An Environment space is unpolluted if it doesn’t have
Pollution, Nuclear Contamination, or an Oil well already in it.
If the highest die is a yellow Nuclear die, your
Environment becomes polluted with Nuclear
Contamination (which is more difficult to clean up
than regular pollution). Take 1 Pollution token
from the leftmost spot on the Global Impact track
that still has any, and place the token into your
Environment, Nuclear Contamination-side up, on
any unpolluted space you choose.
YOUR ENVIRONMENT
COLUMN BONUSES
• Unless specifically instructed to place the token in a particular row of your
Environment, you may place a gained Pollution token in any unpolluted space.
Example: Your highest die is a
Nuclear die. You take a Pollution
token and place it (Nuclear
Contamination side up) in an
empty space of your Environment.
Return any brown Petroleum dice that you rolled back to the supply. All other rolled dice are returned to your mat.
• Sometimes, you will be instructed to gain Pollution in a particular row. In
that case, you may place the token in any unpolluted space in that row.
These are the symbols, found on some Structure cards and elsewhere, that indicate you
should add Pollution or Nuclear Contamination to a specific row of your Environment.
• If you are instructed to place a Pollution token into a specific row of
your Environment that is already full, place that token instead into
any unpolluted space in your Environment.
Here are some examples of different possible dice results for phases 4 and 5:
Example: When you acquire this Chemical
Plant, the card tells you to gain Pollution in
your Ocean row. You’d take a token from the
leftmost spot on the Global Impact track
and place it in your Ocean row with the
Pollution side up.
• If you gain a Pollution token, but have no unpolluted spaces
remaining in your Environment, discard that token to the supply.
Example: You gain 5 total Energy. The
brown Petroleum die is the highest, so
you take 1 Pollution from the Global
Impact track and place it in your
Environment. Then you discard the
brown Petroleum die and return the
other dice to your player mat.
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Example: You gain 6 total Energy. The
green Solar-wind die is the highest, so your
Environment does not get polluted; discard
1 Pollution from the Global Impact track
into the general supply. Then you return
the dice to your player mat.
CLEANUP
Although you may not rearrange tokens in your Environment, there is a way to
remove them. The cleanup symbol appears on the Clean Up location on the main
board, and also on several Structures that you might acquire. For each cleanup
symbol you activate, you may choose one of these actions to perform:
CLEANUP SYMBOL
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• Remove a Pollution token (Pollution-side up only,
not Nuclear Contamination) from any space of your
Environment, and return it to the general supply.
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Example: You gain 9 total Energy.
A yellow Nuclear die is the highest, so
you gain 1 Nuclear Contamination
from the Global Impact track and
place it in your Environment. Then
you discard both brown Petroleum
dice and return the other dice to your
player mat.
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Example: You gain 7 total Energy. The brown
Petroleum die and the green Solar-wind die are
tied for highest, so you get to choose which of them
counts as the highest. Not wanting to pollute, you
pick the Solar-wind die. You discard 1 Pollution
from the Global Impact track into the general
supply. Then you discard the brown Petroleum die
and return the other dice to your player mat.
• Remove one Oil Well token from your Environment and
return it to the general supply. (See the Oil Drilling
section on page 15 for more details about Oil Wells.)
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• Choose one Nuclear Contamination token in your
Environment and flip it over to become Pollution. The
token must stay in the same space of your Environment.
OR
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THE GLOBAL IMPACT TRACK
THE GLOBAL IMPACT TRACK
A triggered Global Impact card causes all players to score a particular
Environment row, indicating which row with one of these icons:
The Global Impact track is a timeline for the game. During the game,
Pollution tokens will steadily be removed from the leftmost spot that still
has any. When a spot first becomes empty of tokens, a new Global Impact
is triggered and a new price of Oil comes into effect.
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TRIGGERING A GLOBAL IMPACT
The current player finishes resolving the action they
are performing (not their entire turn). If there is a
face up Global Impact card remaining from an earlier
triggering, discard it. Reveal the leftmost Global
Impact card from the row of face down cards below
the main board, and carry out its effects. (See below
for details.) After carrying out the Global Impact card,
the current player continues the rest of their turn.
Discard the
previous one.
Reveal the
new one.
Example: The final
Pollution token has just
been removed from a
spot on the Global
Impact track; it is the
second spot that has
emptied in this game.
We discard the old face
up Global Impact card
from the previous
triggering, and reveal
the next face down one.
This is the “peek at an upcoming Global Impact” symbol. It is found on the Scientific Research location on
the main board, and also on several Structure cards. When you activate this symbol, you may peek at one
face down Global Impact card of your choice along the bottom of the main board. Knowing which Global
Impacts are approaching can be a great advantage!
B
A
A The Environment row that will be scored.
(See Scoring Environment Rows on the next page.)
A Each player scores the Air row of
their own Environment.
C
C We read out the special effect and
do what it says. For this card,
each player takes two Pollution
tokens from the supply, chooses
one row of their own Environment
with sufficient space, and places
both of the tokens in that row.
At the beginning of the game, the price of Oil
is therefore $1 per barrel.
Example: It is well into
the game and several spots
on the Global Impact
track have emptied. The
price of Oil is currently $3
per barrel.
ENDGAME TRIGGER
When the last Pollution token is removed from the last (rightmost) spot on the Global Impact track, this triggers the
end of the game (in addition to triggering a Global Impact as usual). See Endgame and Scoring for details.
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All players score
their Forest row.
All players score
their Ocean row.
When scoring a row, each player gains 1 VP for each unpolluted space in
the indicated row. A space is unpolluted if it holds no tokens of any kind.
Example: Based on the Environment above,
this player would earn 4 VP if her Air row
were scored, or 2 VP if her Forest row were
scored, or 1 VP if her Ocean row were scored.
RESETTING STRUCTURE MARKETS
A triggered Global Impact card also causes one of the three Structure
markets to be reset, indicating which market with one of these icons:
Reset the
Industry market.
Reset the
Commerce market.
To reset a market simply discard all of the Structures in the indicated
market, and draw new Structures of the appropriate type to replace
them, filling in from right to left.
If a Structure card deck ever runs out while resetting,
shuffle its discard pile and form a new Structure deck.
Example: Our Global Impact card instructs us
to reset the Commerce market. We discard all
three Commerce structures currently in the
market, and replace them from right to left with
new cards drawn from the Structure deck.
GAME PIECES ON LOCATIONS
Some Global Impact cards instruct you to place game
pieces such as resources or Pollution tokens on main
board locations. These are taken from the supply and
then placed on the board in the indicated locations.
If you place a Worker in a location which contains
any resources or tokens, you immediately gain all of
the resources and/or tokens in that location, before
resolving the action.
OIL PRICES
The price of Oil is always the value showing
beneath the leftmost spot on the Global Impact
track that still has any tokens in it. That value
equals the price of 1 barrel of Oil.
All players score
their Air row.
B The Industry market is reset.
B The Structure market that will be reset.
(See Resetting Structure Markets on the next page.)
C The special effect of the card.
Each Global Impact card has a unique special
effect. Read the card out loud and follow its
instructions. Some cards have an immediate effect,
and some cards have a persistent effect that lasts
until the next Global Impact card is triggered.
Example: A new Global Impact has
been triggered and it is this Chemical
Spill card. We resolve in order:
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Reset the
Government market.
CARRYING OUT A GLOBAL IMPACT
Each Global Impact card is divided into three parts.
Global Impact cards affect all players, not just the active
player. Resolve the card’s three parts in this order:
SCORING ENVIRONMENT ROWS
Note that you may use that resource immediately
to pay a cost associated with that placement, and
this may also fulfill the requirement for being able
to use that location.
Example: The Cheap Imports Global Impact card causes 1 Plastic to
be placed on each Commerce location. The next player who uses each
of these locations will be able to collect the 1 Plastic before carrying
out the action. For example a player may go to the Commerce market,
collect the Plastic, then use that Plastic to purchase a Structure.
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LOCATIONS
OTHER GOVERNMENT LOCATIONS
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
You begin a Work turn by selecting from the thirteen locations on the main board. These locations
enable you to carry out a variety of actions to build your empire. They are arranged into three types:
Government, Industry, and Commerce. The Government locations are the four located on the green
binder to the left, the Industry locations are the five located on the brown binder in the middle, and the
Commerce locations are the four located on the yellow binder to the right. Remember, the location you
visit on the main board determines the type of your own Structures you may use on that turn.
Gain 1 Science from the general supply. Then peek at one face
down Global Impact card of your choice, being careful not to reveal
the card to other players. Return the card to the same position.
EDUCATION
Spend $3 to gain 1 Worker of your player color and place it on
your player mat; the new Worker is available immediately for use.
Also, gain 1 Pollution from the leftmost spot of the Global Impact
track that still has any and place it in your Environment.
MARKETS
There is a Structure market for each type; Government, Industry, and Commerce. Placing a Worker in
one of the three Structure markets allows you to buy one of the three Structures in that market.
After you have placed a Worker in a market location, indicate which Structure you wish to build,
then pay the cost for that Structure depending on which spot in the market the Structure occupies;
the cost is shown right above the card, and can be paid with either money or with resources (but not
a combination of the two). Spent money or spent resources are discarded into the general supply.
$2 OR
1 SCIENCE
$3 OR
1 SCIENCE
$4 OR
2 SCIENCE
$2 OR
1 STEEL
$3 OR
1 STEEL
$4 OR
2 STEEL
$2 OR
1 PLASTIC
$3 OR
1 PLASTIC
OTHER GOVERNMENT LOCATIONS
CLEAN UP
Spend 1 Science to perform two Cleanup actions. (See Cleanup on page 11 for details)
$4 OR
2 PLASTIC
OTHER INDUSTRY LOCATIONS
MINE
Gain 1 Steel from the general supply.
OIL DRILLING
Take 1 Oil Well token from the supply, and place it in your
Environment. Then gain three Oil barrels from the supply.
An Oil Well may only be placed in an unpolluted
space marked by the Drilling symbol. (There are
four such spaces in your Environment.) If no
such space is available, you may not drill for Oil.
GOVERNMENT MARKET LOCATION
INDUSTRY MARKET LOCATION
COMMERCE MARKET LOCATION
Gaining a new Structure
Once you have paid for a Structure, take it and place it in your tableau. (Keep your Government, Industry, and
Commerce Structures separated for easy management.) The new Structure is available to be used immediately.
Each Structure card has a VP value. These VP
are added to your score at the end of the game.
Some Structures also have a symbol indicating
Pollution or Nuclear Contamination. This token
is gained one time: immediately when you gain
the card. Take a Pollution token from the
leftmost spot of the Global Impact track that
still has any, and add it to the indicated row of
your Environment with the correct side up.
Refilling the market
Any time a card is removed from a market,
immediately slide the remaining cards in that
market to the left to fill in the empty space, then
draw a new card from the appropriate deck and
place it in the rightmost space of the market.
If a Structure card deck ever runs out while refilling,
shuffle its discard pile and form a new Structure deck.
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DRILLING
SYMBOL
The Oil Well tokens have an Oil Derrick on the
front and an Oil Rig on the back. It doesn’t affect
gameplay, but it’s nice to use the Derrick in the
Forest row and the Rig in the Ocean row!
OTHER INDUSTRY LOCATIONS
chemistry
Spend 1 Oil to gain 2 Plastic, 1 Science, and gain 1 Pollution from the leftmost
spot of the Global Impact track that still has any and place it in your Environment.
VP
VALUE
Example: You have just purchased the Airport;
You place it in your Commerce tableau.
POLLUTION
SYMBOL
You will earn 4VP for it at the end of the game.
POWER PLANT
This card has a symbol on it that indicates you
must pollute your Air row; you take a token from
the leftmost stack on the Global Impact track
and add it to your Environment in the Air row.
Spend the displayed resources to gain one Energy die, and place the die on your player mat. Dice are limited
to the available supply. These dice are kept permanently, and may be used on each Generate turn.
The action plank of this structure is now
available for use.
You are limited to owning 5 Energy dice at a time. (There are 5 slots on the right edge of your player mat to hold your
dice.) Temporary Petroleum dice are not placed in those slots and do not count towards that limit. You may discard
any Energy die back to the supply at any time, to make room for obtaining a new different one. Dice are worth victory
points at the end of the game (See Endgame and Scoring on page 20 for details.)
ACTION
ACTION
PLANK
Example: After purchasing the
Airport from the middle space
in the Commerce market, you
slide the Farm to the left, and
draw a new card from the
Commerce Structure deck to fill
the blank space on the right.
Gaining Energy dice
The Hydro-geo die
You are limited to one blue Hydro-geo die. When you gain a Hydro-geo die, you
must also take one Pollution token from the leftmost spot of the Global Impact
track that still has any and place it in the Forest row of your Environment.
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OTHER COMMERCE LOCATIONS
SOME GENERAL RULES
FINANCE
UNDERSTANDING STRUCTURES
Choose one of the following three options:
• Gain $2
• Gain $3, each opponent gains $1
• Gain $4, each opponent gains $2
Obtaining and using Structures well is vital to building your energy empire.
Each Structure has several common characteristics described here.
POLLUTION TYPE
STRUCTURE TYPE
Some Structures cause you to gain Pollution or Nuclear Contamination, only at the
moment you acquire the card. (Explained earlier in Gaining a new Structure.)
Tells you whether a Structure
is Government, Industry, or
Commerce.
BUY/SELL OIL
Make only a single exchange. Choose one:
• Spend money equal to the current price of Oil
to gain 3 Oil barrels.
• Return 3 Oil barrels to the supply to gain
money equal to the current price of Oil.
OTHER COMMERCE LOCATIONS
EFFECT
Structures have a variety of effects. Some effects have costs; costs always sit to
the left of a red Spend arrow. (The benefits sit to the right of the arrow.) If there is
no Spend arrow, the shown benefits are gained without resource costs.
VP VALUE 1
Tells you how many Victory
Points you receive at the end
of the game for owning this
Structure card.
II SYMBOL
This tiny II symbol means that there are 2 of this card in the game.
ACTION PLANK
This is where you place Workers and/or Energy during a Work turn to
activate the Structure. (Explained earlier in Activating Structures.)
TRADE
Make any number of exchanges between yourself and the general
supply. Resources eligible for trade are $2, Steel, Plastic, and Science.
For example, you may trade $2 and 2 Science for 2 Steel and 1 Plastic.
Some examples of different Structure card effects:
THE UNITED NATIONS
As described in Activating Your Nation Card on page 8, you may use your Nation card in the same way
you would use a Structure. The Nation card ability allows you to spend the indicated resources to move
your player marker one space to the right on the United Nations track on the main board.
At the end of the game, you receive the victory points indicated at the top of the column occupied by your
marker. In addition, there is a leader bonus of 3 VP for the player who has moved the farthest on track. This
leader bonus is split between players tied for furthest (see Ending the Game and Scoring on page 20 for details).
Science Academy:
Gain 1 Science or
Spend 2 Science to
gain 1 Worker.
Player markers may occupy the same spaces on the track, except for the last space, which may only be occupied
by one marker. (Once a player has moved into that space, no player on the previous space may advance.)
GAINING VICTORY POINTS
ONLY ONE MARKER
FITS IN THIS SPACE
LEADER BONUS
REMINDER
Space Program:
Spend 1 Science to
get 1 VP, 1 Plastic or
1 Steel, and 1 peek
at a Global Impact.
Iron Mine:
Gain 2 Steel.
If the game were to end with the markers in these positions, Red and Green would split the
3VP leader bonus, rounding down to 1 VP each.
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Stock Market:
Gain $3; All other
players gain $1.
Port:
Spend $1 to gain
1 Oil or 1 Plastic
or 1 Steel or
1 Science.
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Whenever you gain VP, advance your player marker
on the Score track by that many spaces. (Note that
some VP are scored immediately and some are
scored at the game’s end.)
Example: Green advances 3 VP on the Score track.
ENERGY
GAINING RESOURCES
Example: Red has activated his Nation card with an Energy token, and has spent the
required 1 Oil barrel and $2. He moves his marker one space to the right on the United
Nations track, ending up in the same space as Green. If Red finishes the game in this space,
he’ll earn the 12 VP displayed at the top of the column.
Computer Factory:
Spend 1 Plastic to
gain 1 Science and $2.
ACHIEVEMENTS
WORKERS
Unless otherwise specified, whenever
any aspect of the game instructs you to
gain any resource, take the appropriate
amount of that resource from the
general supply and store it in the
appropriate section of your player mat.
ENERGY DICE
STAYING ORGANIZED
It is important that you keep all of your
assets (resources, Workers, Energy, Energy
dice, and Achievements) properly stored
on your player mat. This will help limit
confusion during the game about which
assets are legitimately owned and in play.
MONEY
PLASTIC
STEEL
SCIENCE
OIL BARRELS
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ACHIEVEMENTS
SOLO ENERGY EMPIRE
Achievement tokens provide a way to make use of surplus Energy or Workers with the potential to gain
additional VP. You begin the game with one Achievement and may claim one additional Achievement each
time you begin a Generate turn with at least 2 Workers/Energy left over (see Claim Achievement on page 9).
Energy Empire can be played solo! It’s probably best to be familiar with the normal game before you
try to play it solo, so that you’ll clearly understand the difference that these rules make.
You are limited to owning a maximum of five Achievements at any one time. However, you may
discard any Achievement at any time to make room for a new one. (Discarded Achievements are
removed from the game.) Keep your Achievements face down on your player mat until the end
of the game; you may peek at your own Achievements whenever you want.
Achievements provide VP to their owners at the end of the game as described on the tiles.
Each Achievement has a maximum value of 5 VP. (This simply means that if you merit
more than 5VP according to the Achievement, earn 5VP instead.)
All 20 Achievement tiles explained:
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SETUP DIFFERENCES FOR SOLO PLAY
Follow the setup rules for a 2-player game, with the following differences:
Neutral Workers: In addition to the Neutral Workers you place (1 in each of the Structure markets)
for 2-player setup, place two more: one each on the Power Plant and Clean Up locations.
Structure Cards: For each of the three Structure markets, use only the leftmost and rightmost card
spaces. For the entire game, leave the middle card space in each market empty. (It’s not a bad idea to place a
Nuclear Contamination token in each middle spot to remind you that those spaces are off limits.)
Achievements: Remove the following two Achievements before shuffling
and return them to the box: Award Winning and Global Influence.
Award Winning
1 VP per Achievement you
hold, including this one.
Leading Consumer
1 VP per Structure (of any type)
in your tableau that has a red
Spend arrow on it.
Clean Air
1 VP per unpolluted Air
space in your Environment.
Nuclear Capability
1 VP per Nuclear Contamination
token in your Environment.
Commercial Empire
1 VP per Commerce Structure
in your own tableau.
Oil Production
1 VP per Oil Well (of either
type) in your Environment,
plus 1 free VP.
Cultural Heritage
1 VP per Government Structure
in your own tableau.
Oil Reserves
1 VP per Oil barrel remaining
on your player mat.
Diversified
1 VP per type of resource
(money, Plastic, Steel, Science, Oil)
remaining on your player mat.
Scientific Leader
1 VP per Science disc remaining
on your player mat.
Gameplay follows all of the rules for Energy Empire with the following small differences:
Energy Empire
1 VP per Energy die (of any type)
remaining on your mat (this excludes
temporary Petroleum dice).
Steel Empire
1 VP per Steel token remaining
on your player mat.
Finance Board Location: Instead of the choices listed on the board, gain $3 when you place at this location.
Energy Reserves
1 VP per Energy token
remaining on your player mat.
Strong Workforce
Earn 1 VP less than the number of Workers you
own (regardless of current whereabouts, excluding
only those remaining in the general supply).
Global Influence
1 VP per space your marker has
moved on the United Nations
track during the game.
Synthetics Pioneer
1 VP per Plastic cube remaining
on your player mat.
Healthy Forests
1 VP per unpolluted Forest
space in your Environment.
Titan of Industry
1 VP per Industry Structure
in your own tableau.
Healthy Ocean
1 VP per unpolluted Ocean
space in your Environment.
Wealth
1 VP per every $2 remaining on
your player mat, rounding down.
Energy Dice: Keep only the following Energy dice in the general supply; return all others to the box:
2 GREEN
SOLAR-WIND
1 BLUE
HYDRO-GEO
2 BLACK
COAL
4 BROWN
PETROLEUM
2 YELLOW
NUCLEAR
Global Impact Track: Stack only 2 Pollution tokens on each space of the track.
Nation Card and Starting Achievement: Select your starting Achievement following the
normal rules. For your Nation card, choose any one Nation card from the 10 possibilities,
and return the rest to the supply. (You may keep one to use the reference side.)
gameplay differences FOR SOLO PLAY
No Opponents: If you are instructed to give a resource to another player, instead return that
resource to the general supply. Neutral Workers are considered to belong to other players.
Claiming Achievements: When you claim an Achievement, remove the other
two Achievements from the board. Return those Achievements to the game box,
and draw three new Achievements from the supply and place them on the board.
U.N. Track Leader Bonus: You receive no Leader Bonus for your position on the track. (It’s not a bad idea to
place a Nuclear Contamination token on the Leader Bonus VP to remind you that it is not applied for solo play.)
OBJECTIVES
To win a solo game of Energy Empire, you must accomplish all of the following:
A) Reach the last space of the United Nations Track.
B) Recieve 20 or more Victory Points from Achievements (Reminder: you are
limited to 5 Achievements, and each Achievement is limited to 5 points.)
C) Have a total final score of 100 points or higher:
If you can satisfy all of these objectives, congratulations! Your score determines your rank as follows:
•100 to 109 Points: Secretary of State
•110 to 119 Points: President
•120 to 129 Points: Secretary General
•130 Points or more: Nobel Prize Winner
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