galactic_empire.jpgGalactic Emperor from Crosscut Games is scheduled for shipping June ’08. If you pre-order now you can take 10% off the MSRP and get flat rate worldwide shipping. And if you follow the instructions in this forum article on Board Game Geek you’ll get another 10% off.

You can read the game rules here (PDF). It appears to be a role selection game ala Puerto Rico, but set in space with some dice-based combat.