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.
Eclipse is played on a modular galaxy board that is assembled differently for each new game. Players have just 9 rounds to explore, build, research technologies, employ diplomacy or engage in combat to expand their empire. One unique aspect of the game is that players can design and modify their own space ships as new ship parts become available.
Eclipse has been compared favourably to Twilight Imperium, which has become the measure of space economic and military games.
Contents: 84 plastic miniatures, 300+ wooden parts, 300+ tiles, 7 boards, 18 dice, 2 cloth bags and more