Impulse is an intergalactic research and conquest card game by the designer of Innovation and Glory to Rome, Carl Chudyk. It contains 110 cards to help you explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate your way to victory. Impulse is a quick-playing 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) game set in space with the game board being composed of cards that have actions on them. Players also have cards in hand, and in addition to featuring one of ten possible actions, these cards have a color (red, yellow, blue or green) and a size (1, 2 or 3, as indicated by the number of icons on the card). Each card also has six edges, and these edges connect adjacent cards in the hex-shaped playing area. Players score points by destroying enemy ships (one point per ship), by controlling edge spaces on the central card (one point per edge), and by taking other actions via cards. The first player to score 20 points wins! Impulse is a quick to learn, fun to play game for up to six players, who can play individually, or in teams for even more strategizing.