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Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy

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$4.99

Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2011
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 6 players
Recommended with 2–6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
60 − 200 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12+
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Eclipse
Alternate Names
星蚀
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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!

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Rules PDF

Contents

  • 84 plastic spaceships
  • 24 starbase chits
  • 264 wooden population cubes
  • 96 wooden influence discs
  • 18 ambassador tiles
  • 6 player boards
  • 1 supply board
  • 96 Technology tiles
  • 154 ship part tiles
  • 21 discovery tiles
  • 22 colony ship tiles
  • 21 ancient ship tiles
  • 1 GCDG tile
  • 32 reputation tiles
  • 22 orbital/monolith tiles
  • 2 crowded hex tiles
  • 6 summary cards
  • 1 traitor card
  • 4 info cards
  • 18 plastic dice
  • 18 wooden storage markers
  • 12 wooden damage cubes
  • 1 start player marker
  • 1 round marker
  • 1 rulebook

Awards

  • 2012 BoardGamer.ru (Russia) Gamer's Game of the Year

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Learn rules via mp3
How To Play Podcast: Episode 39 - Eclipse - 1h 37min

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English second edition
Publisher: Lautapelit.fi
Artist: Ossi Hiekkala, Sampo Sikiö
Year: 2012
Size: 15.00 x 11.00 x 3.50 inches
7.00 pounds
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Release Date: Jun 2012
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French second edition
Publisher: Ystari Games
Artist: Ossi Hiekkala, Sampo Sikiö
Year: 2012
Size: 15.00 x 11.00 x 3.00 inches
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Release Date: Jun 2012
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Asmodee / Lautapelit.fi / REBEL.pl multi-lingual edition
Publisher: Asmodee, Lautapelit.fi, REBEL.pl
Artist: Ossi Hiekkala, Sampo Sikiö
Year: 2012
Product Code: 006
Size: 15.00 x 11.00 x 3.00 inches
7.00 pounds
Czech, German, Polish, Spanishmore»
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English first edition
Publisher: Lautapelit.fi
Artist: Ossi Hiekkala, Sampo Sikiö
Year: 2011
Product Code: 003
Size: 11.02 x 15.74 x 3.54 inches
6.61 pounds
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Release Date: Dec 2011
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French first edition
Publisher: Ystari Games
Artist: Ossi Hiekkala, Sampo Sikiö
Year: 2011
Product Code: 004
Size: 11.00 x 15.70 x 3.50 inches
7.00 pounds
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Release Date: Dec 2011
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13 Randomizer Cards for Starting Race
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.
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2016-01-10
8 Eclipse - Ship Part Upgrade Viewer 1.0
[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: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wmhhr1qbkv0han2/Eclipse_Ship_Part_UPG_Viewer_2.0.vmod?dl=0 Rift Turret Discovery Tile energy error is fixed. Some Player help panels are added.] Description (v1.0) 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). Image: http://i.imgur.com/1pFEX2M.jpg 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 And Expansions: Supernova, Rise...
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2015-12-25
1 Objectifs pour Eclipse
Suggestions de cartes objectifs pour Eclipse
French
2015-12-04
16 Central Playmat
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.
English
2015-05-27
13 Species Comparison Table (English)
Overview Sheet with all relevant race information to be used as a handout for picking races. German Version available here: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/117647
English
2015-05-19
7 Species Comparison Table (German)/Rassen Zusammenfassung (Deutsch)
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
German
2015-05-17
3 Eclipe scoring sheet in french
Translation in french of the Eclipse scoring sheet made by BGG user lap00. Traduction en français de la feuille de score fanmade pour Eclipse réalisée par lap00.
French
2015-04-20
12 Eclipse Technology overview Cards
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.
English
2015-04-04
13 Species differences summary
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
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2015-04-01
11 Eclipse Sector Storage
5 of 5. Print 2x at 100% scaling. 250g A4 paper recommended.
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2015-03-29
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Strategy Game Rank: 13
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