The galaxy has been a peaceful place for many years. After the ruthless Terran–Hegemony War (30.027–33.364), much effort has been employed by all major spacefaring species to prevent the terrifying events from repeating themselves. The Galactic Council was formed to enforce precious peace, and it has taken many courageous efforts to prevent the escalation of malicious acts. Nevertheless, tension and discord are growing among the seven major species and in the Council itself. Old alliances are shattering, and hasty diplomatic treaties are made in secrecy. A confrontation of the superpowers seems inevitable – only the outcome of the galactic conflict remains to be seen. Which faction will emerge victorious and lead the galaxy under its rule?
A game of Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals. 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.
The shadows of the great civilizations are about to eclipse the galaxy. Lead your people to victory!
If you want to randomize which player plays which race, use these and distribute at start of game.
Print at 100% on landscape, cut and fit inside Standard American Card Sleeves. Print on cardstock or use an old Magic or Playing card as a back for paper.
[EDIT: I made a new version but is almost 27 MB so I put the link here:
Eclipse - Ship Part Upgrade Viewer v2.0 (26.57 MB)DropBox:
Rift Turret Discovery Tile energy error is fixed.
Some Player help panels are added.]
Eclipse player help.
A quick look at all ship blueprints and its upgrades (during a "real world" game) thru a screen using Vassal engine (Mac, Windows and Linux platforms).
Every time there is an Upgrade Action, one participant is in charge of updating the information on the screen.
Includes Ship Parts and Blueprints from the board game designed by Touko Tahkokallio:
Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy
This is a condensed playmat that helps position the GCDS and inner ring of sector tiles. Included is an image and PSD file. Print on 11x17" paper, and paste it on cardboard if you desire a more robust mat.
Vergleichsübersicht über alle Rassen im Spiel mit allen relevanten Infos als Handout zum Rassen auswählen.
Overview Sheet with all relevant race information to be used as a handout for picking races.
English Version: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/117711
Two-sided cards with an overview of all technology tiles including the Rise of the ancients expansion technologies. You can put them right next to your player board during the game because the heights are equal. Useful as a reminder for all available technologies.
A summary sheet to spell out the differences between species. Can either be used as-is or laminated and cut into cards.
Version 3, which should be the last version, adds only:
* Note that Rho Indi's starting sector is not worth any Victory Points