Eclipse - 2nd Dawn for the Galaxy is an upcoming 2nd edition version of Lautapelit.fi's superhit Eclipse.
Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization. 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.
Eclipse is a "4X" game where players will command a human or alien species that explores, expands, exploits, and exterminates their way to victory. Over 8 rounds, each player will select actions to achieve their goals, carefully managing resources, engaging in epic battles with one another and the Ancients that lie in wait. Only one will guide the galaxy toward the second dawn.
Since it's release, Eclipse has been a top product in it's class. On BGG, it's still ranked within the 50 best board games ever published with over 25k ratings with an average of 7.9 out of 10.
This new edition will continue the legacy of Eclipse with an updated rules, further balanced gameplay and exceptionally high qualtity of components and storage system. It has been made possible by a successfull Kickstarter campaign and the delivery process of backer copies is 99.9% complete.
Below, you will find up to date information about the availability of Eclipse 2nd Dawn and it's various expansions in English, as well as localized editions.
Preordering for Eclipse 2nd Dawn for the Galaxy is now open: https://en.lautapelit.fi/category/317/preorder. If you're shopping from outside the EU, the cart deducts the local 24% VAT once you fill in the destination country. Also, please keep in mind that most shipping methods require a phone number so be sure to fill that in to see all shipping options.
Wave 1: Due to Corona and relatively small number of copies to the US, the first wave of the game will be sold only online. We are currently building a new webshop en.lautapelit.fi and the new site is now open for Eclipse preorders. US customers can order the game and the mini expansions without the local Finnish 24% VAT. Delivery include Funagain Fulfilment from Oregon, but it is limited to certain states. So please check that your state is on the list before you choose the shipping method. Customers from states not listed on Funagain delivery option will have to choose from parcel choises by Posti or DHL; which will ship from Finland. In these cases, the buyer is responsible for any duties and taxes that may be due.
Wave 2: Talks with distriution are on. Estimated arrival of second wave is mid November. These copies should find their way to your FLGS for Christmas.
Wave 1: In Europe, base game will be available through Lautapelit.fi website and in limited numbers to selected Distributors and that way to their retail customers. However, mini expansions will be sold only through en.lautapelit.fi.
Wave 2: will see more copies to European distribution. ETA November.
The base game will be available to retailers though Spilbraet.dk. Mini expansions are sold through en.lautapelit.fi.
REST OF THE WORLD:
Wave 1: Apart from few partners, the first wave of Eclipse 2nd Dawn for the Galaxy products are available only through Lautapelit.fi website. A tax free pricing is used, but buyer should be aware that any local duties are taxes are their responsibility.
Wave 2: Looking for Distribution partners in various countries. ETA November.
Lautapelit.fi is in talks with multiple companies around the world about localized versions of Eclipse 2nd Dawn. For now we can tell that there will be
a French edition with Matagot,
a Spanish edition with Maldito Games,
a Russian edition with CrowD Games,
a Chinese edition with Matagot,
a Polish edition by Lautapelit.fi
a German edition with Pegasus Spiele
a Korean edition with Starlight Games
Germany: Pegasus Spiele
UK: Asmodee UK
UK: Spiral Galaxy
Czech republic: TLama
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