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Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy

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$6.99

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Publisher
Year Published
2011
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 6 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
60 − 200 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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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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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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6 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
10 Species differences summary
Version 2 changes are primarily: * Note that Descendants cannot draw Ancient Hives * Note that Rho Indi get extra initiatives on Interceptors and Cruisers There are also some minor clarifications.
English
2015-04-01
6 Eclipse Sector Storage
5 of 5. Print 2x at 100% scaling. 250g A4 paper recommended.
English
2015-03-29
2 Memento synthétique des règles + extension
Une synthèse en 3 pages des règles de base et de l'extension. Le logigramme ce lit dans le sens des flèches
French
2015-03-21
6 The Galactic Council: A Political Variant for Eclipse
Multi-player games with significant player interaction often succumb to Bash the Leader Syndrome. THE GALACTIC COUNCIL variant takes a different approach however. This design throws a substantial bonus into the game at intervals, and the players collectively must decide who gets that bonus. Presumably, it will most often go to the player who threatens other players the least, or to one who has managed to ally with the most powerful factions, without being the most powerful faction. In other words, it’s a catchup mechanism that rewards inter-player diplomacy and good meta-game play.
English
2015-02-23
2 Paper box for cards
Paper box for cards, 7x10 cm, pdf file, v. 1.0. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Full list[/url] of boxes.
English
2015-02-19
17 Player Aid
Player Aid for Eclipse + Rise of the Ancients expansion
English
2014-12-26
1 Cartas Sumário - PT
Cartas sumário para o jogo, traduzidas para o português.
Portuguese
2014-12-22
8 Sector hex breakdown
This is a new and improved version of the file I uploaded previously. This worksheet breaks down each of the types of sector tiles in the game and gives probabilities for all of the tiles' characteristics (planetary types, ancients, discoveries, etc). The file now includes the base game, Rise of the Ancients, the Nebula, Supernova and Pulsar promos, and the hexes included in Ship Pack 1. Furthermore, since I'm sure there are lots of folks out there that aren't Eclipse completionists, the file is broken out into three tabs: one for just the base game, one with the base game and RotA combined, and one with everything combined. That way if you only own some of the awesome stuff available (or if you're nuts and want to strip out some expansions for a specific game), you can still make...
English
2014-12-09
4 Eclipse player manager V1.0
Hello to those who enjoy Eclipse as much as I do! Recently, I sat back, and took the time to make an Eclipse player calculator. Right now it only tracks population, resources, and influence, but I mean to expand upon, and refine it as time allows. Please try installing it and let me know what you think! thanks! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsegamecounterkeeper
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2014-12-02
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The Boardgame Review Room: Eclipse
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2014-09-13
The Long View: Eclipse
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2014-07-27
I've Been Diced! Episode 49: 2013 in review
2014-01-21
The Game Pit: Episode 17 - The Bumper End of Year Review
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2014-01-11
DTS001 - Dice Tower Showdown, Episode # 1
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2013-09-13
I've Been Diced! episode 47: Ignoble successes and serious SF games
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[Reviews] N°44-B Les Naufragés des Trains se fracassent à Las Vegas
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2013-06-09
BGTG 137 - SR & Feedback (Vinci II, TransAmerica with Vexation, Eclipse on iOS)
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2013-05-31
BGTG 136 - 100 Great Games, part 3 (with Stephen Glenn and Mark Jackson)
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2013-05-24
I've Been Diced! episode 45: Noble failures, and Eclipse on the iPad
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2013-05-06
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