A typical game of Imajica will take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the number of players. A shorter game can be played by making the following adjustments:
- Game setup remains the same. There should still be five Sites in play at the beginning of the game.
- Increase the Prime limit for establishing alliances to a mutually agreed value. The writers recommend 9.
- An Autarch wins when he controls Sites from any three of the Five Dominions.
- Border Sites can only count as one Dominion for victory. You cannot win by controlling one Border Site and one other site.
These guidelines should shorten game length roughly by half, with a minimum playing time of about 20 minutes.