4X (abbreviation of Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate) are a subgenre of strategy-based computer and board games, and include both turn-based and real-time strategy titles. The gameplay involves building an empire. Emphasis is placed upon economic and technological development, as well as a range of non-military routes to supremacy.
I got swindled into joining a game of Neptune's Pride: Triton with 7 friends. now I'm very curious about how different types would strategize in a game like this.