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A game of Eclipse places you in control of vast interstellar civilizations, competing for success. You will explore new star systems, research technologies and build spaceships to wage war with...
A game of Eclipse places you in control of vast interstellar civilizations, competing for success. You will explore new star systems, research technologies and build spaceships to wage war with. There are many potential paths to victory, so you need to plan your strategy according to the strengths and weaknesses of your species while paying attention to the other civilizations' endeavors.
In the core of Eclipse, there are innovative resource management and action selection mechanisms. Even though you explore space and take over new sectors on the common game board, all the production and resource management is done conveniently on your own player board. The upkeep cost of your civilization rises rapidly as you take more actions and the area you control increases. This creates an interesting balancing problem and restrains the exponential growth of the civilizations.
Eclipse is an epic empire building game that even with full player count can be played under three hours. Euro-type game mechanisms offer a smooth gameplay and minimize the downtime. Nevertheless, Eclipse has a lot of details and theme woven seamlessly into the game. For example, you may design your own starships: each player has four ship types that they can build and design as they will. The technology tree also has a new, non-linear system.
Eclipse has seven different species for you to choose from. Each player can either play as Terrans (ie. humans) or one of the unique alien species. Each species has different characteristics and abilities. The modular board and the dynamic technology tree ensure that each session of Eclipse is unique!
Eclipse Board Game Awards:
- 2012 JoTa — Best Gamers Game (Audience Award)
- 2012 BoardGamer.ru (Russia) Gamer's Game of the Year
- 2012 Golden Geek Game of the Year Winner
Eclipse Board Game contents:
- 84 plastic miniatures
- over 300 wooden parts
- over 300 tiles
- 7 boards
- 18 dice
- 2 cloth bags
- and more...
- Playing Time
- 120 minutes
- 14 and up
- Min Players
- Max Players
- Year Published
- Touko Tahkokallio
- Area Control / Area Influence
Variable Player Powers
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Conquer the Galaxy in a Reasonable Amount of Time
I've always enjoyed 4x ('explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate') computer games like Civilisation and Master of Orion, but have never really seen the experience successfully ported over to a board game design. The closest I've come across is Twilight Imperium, but that needs at least six players to work, and can take an entire weekend to resolve. Even the recent Civilization board game doesn't quite manage the transition.<br /> I think Eclipse manages it, though. I think it manages it brilliantly. It's got a neat game engine that gives you a real sense of expanding a fledging space empire, building up your fleet, researching new tech, and, finally, encountering other empires (that would be your fellow players) and deciding whether to leave them alone or fight them. And the best part is that it only takes 30 minutes to play per player.<br /> Easily the best new game I tried in 2013.