Has anyone played TE?
Me and 5 friends spent all saturday playing it and it was a blast! Not a single moment of boredom for 10h+ as you are either constantly following what the other players are doing or pondering what your next step is going to be. It was just the second time playing for me and it went much better than the first time meaning i was not wiped out from the map before the end of the game. Still came last by victory points though.
I need to get much better at balancing production/research/expansion in an effective way. My favourite moment of the game was when i used an action card to jump through an enemy system to an unoccupied one where i took a planet with an ancient artifact(=victory point). This somehow ended the stalemate between blue and black players and all hell broke loose in that part of the galaxy.