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Tablets are rapidly becoming portable board game repositories, with a growing number of fantastic titles available for both iOS and Android. Elder Signs, Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, and Neuroshima Hex are just a few of the games available for those willing to abandon cardboard chits for ones and zeros.
Big Daddy's Creations released today another titan of the tabletop, Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy. Designed by Touko Tahkokallio, Eclipse is a 4X (Explore, Expand, Exploit, and Exterminate) board game that features seven different asymmetric races (different strengths and weaknesses).
The game board, technology trees, and ship designs are all customizable, which enhances replay value. Up to six players can be in an a game (any combination of human and AI), with asynchronous play supported. For those that have not played Eclipse or similar board games, an in-app tutorial and manual are on hand for support.
Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy is available now for iOS at $6.99. There are no in-app purchases at the moment, but Big Daddy's Creations does plan to add expansions in the future.