Players 2-6 (Best with 4-6)
Playing Time 60-180 Mins
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 with which to wage war. 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!
AWARDS & HONORS
2012 Tric Trac Nominee
2012 Lys Passioné Winner
2012 Lys Passioné Finalist
2012 Ludoteca Ideale Winner
2012 JUG Game of the Year Winner
2012 JoTa Best Gamer Game Nominee
2012 JoTa Best Gamer Game Audience Award
2012 International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
2012 Golden Geek Most Innovative Board Game Nominee
2012 Golden Geek Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Winner
2012 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Winner
2012 Golden Geek Best Wargame Nominee
2012 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee
2012 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee
2012 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Nominee
2011 Jogo do Ano Nominee
2011 Charles S. Roberts Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Board Wargame Nominee