Imperial Settlers: 3 Is A Magic Number!

I could not be more excited to bring you the news that my favorite game is getting an expansion! This announcement was released on the Portal Games website:

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“April 4, 2016. Today, Portal Games announced 3 Is A Magic Number, the next expansion for the award winning Imperial Settlers. Imperial Settlers: 3 is a magic Number is the second Empire Pack for Imperial Settlers from designer Ignacy Trzewiczek. 3 Is A Magic Number introduces all new mechanics and includes cards to supplement all five Factions currently available in Imperial Settlers.

This expansion introduces a new rule: SET. This new ability allows players to score and trigger new effects each time they build 3 cards in a particular color, so called SET. With that rule drafting phase and choice of a right card to draft is even more interesting!

“I like the fact that with this expansion the draft phase gets even more interesting,” Said designer and CEO Ignacy Trzewiczek. “You are not only looking at the abilities of cards, but now you also want to collect particular colors to build sets and activate your powerful feature cards. It’s fun!”

Imperial Settlers is for 1 to 4 players, ages 12 or older and takes approximately 60 minutes to play. 3 Is A Magic Number is an expansion for Imperial Settlers and requires the Imperial Settlers base set to play. The expansion contains 13 Common cards, 50 Faction cards, and 4 Solitaire cards. 3 Is A Magic Number will be released worldwide on May 25th. MSRP will be $16. For more information, you can visit the 3 Is A Magic Number page on our website at

This is incredible news to me. I’m ultimately looking forward to the new faction being announced the most (because come on, a whole new faction to play? The Atlanteans were great and whoever Ignacy adds next will be a ton of fun!) This announcement however introducing a new set collection type of mechanic will create a whole new level of depth and strategy to the game. You may be able to give up that power card to the player on your left if your set will be completed by a less desirable card, so many possibilities. I can’t wait to hear more but will update as soon as more word comes out! Until next time I’ll see you at the table!





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