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Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy Review – A Plastic Classic

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62 Comments

  1. So this looks great. Small problem… It does not appear to actually be available for purchase as of this time. I only found a couple online listing that are dubious at best, selling for double the price or more. Is it not actually out for retail yet?

  2. I want it so bad but I can't find it anywhere D:

  3. for USA/AMAZON your affiliate link leads to first edition, which appears to be sold out.

  4. "it's too damn Scandinavian" is a great description!

  5. What word did you say after bananas?

  6. Thanks for a great review Quinn!
    What are the dimensions of your table? So that we have a reference

  7. Did….did he actually drop TI:4 pieces down a mail slot?!?! Great review btw!!

  8. Comes back to this review 3 months later. Most of the way through, asking myself "what the hell stopped me from buying this game again???" Quinns mentions £150 price tag. Me: "OH RIGHT."

  9. 20:24 Oh, Quinns! When playing upper class board games you don't squint, you need a tiny little pair of binoculars… Actually that sounds cool.

  10. What about that mat where can we get that?

  11. Anyone in the Pittsburgh PA area know anyone that plays this hit me up. I know nobody that plays board games and I really want to start playing it looks like such fun

  12. $350 bucks. Not bad, bigger than Catan with all its expansions and cheaper.

  13. Remember this SU&SD video? https://youtu.be/_n0wBurNFVk. I bought the game at great expense, as you can tell quite a while back. I am nearly finished painting the miniatures. I have Star Wars Rebellion in the cupboard. Oh man, I’ll have to pay my arty daughter and mum piecework.

  14. “Best wargame of all time”? Bruh. How many “wargames” have you played? I mean, real wargames. Double-sided counters, adjacency bonuses, leader bonuses (both at the strategic and tactical level), forced marching, etc. If these are all new concepts to you, then you haven’t played even one “wargame”. Just sayin! I still love your content though!

  15. $150!? What?! Where?! Oh, restock problems…

  16. I remember the first time I played eclipse, i explored until I vouldnt anymore and found 2 liveable planets…. i then built the smallest ships with the biggest cannons on them, literal glass cannons… i came in last.

  17. Sorry… did I miss when he mentioned where he got that hex game mat?

  18. Thanks Quinn, time to update my 1st edition Eclipse for the 2nd. Could you link the site where you purchased your player mat from please. Thanks for the great video!

  19. I'm a noob at these kind of games, so maybe the following is not unusual, but I like the tray design where you can push the edge of a piece to make it tilt out of its socket.

  20. I don't play board-games but I LOVE this channel to bits!

  21. got to agree, 150 for 1 game is a bit much… though considering how much plastic is in it, i can see why they think its worth 150….. otherwise looks kinda like what i would picture Stellaris as if it were a board game… by the way most expensive i think i paid for a board game was around 80….older game but a good one… Titan

  22. gonna get my ass beat by my parents from buying this game

  23. Don't be fooled. This is just a euro game. Not even war game. I was really hyped by this review and really excited to play it. Then played it…right after star wars rebellion. The Star Wars Rebellion was so much better. This felt like space version of Mombasa. Done after 8 rounds (really? I wan't to WIN or LOSE. Not finishing because game said don't play anymore).

  24. Alas, if only this game could be found for less than 300 POUNDS on the internet counting shipping, and that would ship before august just have to hope eventually it comes into stock

  25. Sounds a bit like an overly complex remake of Amoeba Wars (published by Avalon Hill in 1981)

    And my vote for best wargame of all times would go to Advanced Squad Leader.

  26. The biggest problem with the game is that you just can buy it anywhere, it's just not in stock in English, this is a problem with many games inc, civilization which I also wanted, I settles for star wars rebellion as my big purchase this year, but really wanted eclipse, even at £150 it seems perfect for me, I love Stellaris and other 4x pc games and wanted a 2 player table top equivalent, if anyone knows of a reputable place to by said game I'd like to know.

  27. $150? I would gladly pay that. Unfortunately I can only find it for $400.

  28. 1:05 already a full Quinns, in my pants. I will never have any friends who will play this game with me, but damn if old Q here don't have me ready to pay the price for Queen and country! Must have it without watching rest of video first!

  29. Is it just me or this just Stellaris as a board game?

  30. I’ve been waiting for my copy since I preordered late last year. The upshot is that by the time I get it, I may be able to see humans again. And they will play Eclipse with me if they truly care about me.

  31. I love TI so much that I cannot unsee this game as a TI lite. I low-key want to check it tho.

  32. Eclipse: Second Return of The Danger Egg

  33. How could you do that to Twilight Imperium?! This game looks so bland compared to it! Its all cubes and weird shapes- not pretty to look at, at all. It lacks the majesty and character of TI. If only they put some effort into its components and dull colouring.

  34. What an excellent, in depth, well presented, well paced review. Almost as a work of Scandinavian design as the game. I've had a fascination with Twilight Imperium for a long time (I mean the box art sells itself) but now I'm pretty sure I want this instead

  35. Ive watched this review like 5 times trying to decide whether to buy it or not. Still playing it at TTS though.

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