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  1. Avatar Nevermoor says:

    The problem with eclipse (at least when I’ve played) is that the missiles are dramatically overpowered, so barring unusual tech options it becomes a simple race to discover them first, followed by swift domination.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      Hrm. I haven’t tried that one yet. My tactic is usually to explore far, out of reach, areas and build monoliths. By the time other players go for domination, my monoliths are usually out of reach.Report

  2. Avatar Owen says:

    Eclipse has a very solid tablet app version if you are willing to sacrifice the tactile experience to avoid the excessive fiddling with various game bits.Report

  3. Avatar Alan Scott says:

    As long as we’re geeking out about boardgames, I should pitch my friend Luke’s new Kickstarter:

    Manhattan Project: Energy Empire

    It’s a worker placement game where you play a country in the second half of the 20th century. (In the playtest I was in, I played Canada). You place your workers on various actions that let you earn or trade resources, buy buildings, and buy power plants (represented as dice). You can place your worker on a space that already has another player’s worker on it, but that costs energy which you could otherwise spend to power your buildings.

    Those powerplant dice generate energy for you on the turn you retrieve your workers, but there’s a catch. The various types of powerplants provide different amounts of electricity (solar produces very little, coal and oil produce more, and nuclear produces the most) but the plants also have a chance to produce pollution roughly matching how much energy they can produce.

    It’s a fun game from established designers and a proven publisher, and I recommend anyone interested in strategy games check out the Kickstarter to learn more.Report