Eclipse - Boardgame 9+

New Dawn for the Galaxy


Designed for iPad

    • 2.4 • 47 Ratings
    • $5.99

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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 rule the galaxy?

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 mighty spaceships. There are many potential paths to victory, so you need to plan your strategy considering the strengths and weaknesses of your species, while paying attention to the other civilizations' endeavors.

Eclipse other civilizations and lead your people to victory!

This is the classic version, which corresponds to the original board game. We're working on an implementation of the new version "Second dawn for the galaxy."


* Official iOS version of the 'Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy' boardgame
* Deep and challenging 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate) gameplay
* 7 species with different strengths and weaknesses
* Customizable star systems, technology tree and ship designs
* Up to 6 players (human or AI)
* Asynchronous multiplayer with push notifications
* 3 AI difficulty levels
* In-game tutorial & manual

Eclipse received multiple awards:

* 2011 Charles S. Roberts Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Board Wargame Nominee
* 2011 Jogo do Ano Nominee
* 2012 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Winner
* 2012 Golden Geek Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Winner
* 2012 International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
* 2012 JoTa Best Gamer Game Audience Award
* 2012 JUG Game of the Year Winner
* 2012 Ludoteca Ideale Winner
* 2012 Lys Passioné Winner
* 2012 Tric Trac Nominee

What’s New

Version 2.6

There is now the option to delete a registered account.

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Hightray ,

Quality has gone down

I have had this game for a few years and I decided to fire it back up after a year or so has gone by. Since it was so long I started the tutorial. When it came for the first ai player to go it got stuck on thinking and never proceeded. I could touch other ui elements and they worked but it was stuck thinking. I touched the menu button and the music changed but it was still on the tutorial screen thinking.
Restarted the app and tried to resume but now the interface shows all resources at 32 and it is locked up.
So sad, I do not want to try getting into a game because I don’t want it to lock up and this is not a quick 10 minute game.
I hope the developers read this. I hope they fix it but to see the rating go down to a 2.6 at the time of this writing it does not appear they are taking it serious enough. There seems to be a lot of complaints.
Seems like all they did was update this to note that is the first edition version. Since the 2nd edition is out perhaps they don’t care anymore. But then the update before that was 4 years ago.

Abandoned? I guess buyer beware.

LetsGetTrivial ,

Used to be almost perfect

UPDATE (4 stars to 2 stars):
-- Latest updates fix some async issues, but have made the game sluggish and crashy. Wife and I could not finish our game.

A great adaptation of a massive board game to iOS, with a few quibbles:
-- Async works, but it is difficult/impossible to tell what the other players did between turns.
-- Chat does not persist between sessions.
-- Lack of color blind options. Not a problem for me, though sometimes the pink and orange look very close to each other.
-- Space battles require too many clicks.
-- Research discounts are not clear (even after playing through the tutorial). This discount is already computed, which is a good thing. So I don't understand why the research icons show little discount markers above them.
-- The minus signs for Advanced Robotics and Quantum Grid were confusing. In the board game these were plus signed because you gain influence tokens.

That may seem like a long list, but they are really minor things. Very much looking forward to the expansion!!!

kisertn ,


I want to like it. But I have played a handful of times and the same thing keeps happening. The game appears to stop functioning and I am presented with an endless displays of the PASS button (even thugh no AI competitors appear to move in the interim). The only way I have found to continue is to exit tp the main menu and then select "Resume". But soon again it resumes this behavior. Basically a dead app for me now. Which is a REAL shame because if this worked it would be one of my faorite apps.

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