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Mike Watne
United States
Burlington
Washington
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Good times.
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10
Oct 2013
From the standpoint of adding to a game, RotA is one of the very best expansions I've ever seen. This box is a tremendous boost to the base game (though, true to the quality of the game, is still not necessary to enjoy the game). More scope, more depth, more variety, more theme. And all of it is modular, so that you can essentially create the version of Eclipse that you want to play. If only every game took this much care with their expansions. Highly recommended.
2013-10-24
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Derek Thompson
United States
Marion
Indiana
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Jun 2013
This is what makes Eclipse a 10.
2013-06-23
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Troy Creamer
United States
Arlington Heights
Illinois
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10
Jan 2013
Adds tons of variety to a great game.
2013-01-15
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J S
Canada
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Apr 2013
There's really no reason not to incorporate most of the additions here, even for first time players.
2013-04-22
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Jenny Nguyen
Australia
Bungarribee
NSW
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10
Dec 2012
Playtester.

Jam packed modular expansion adding a tonne of new and exciting options to Eclipse.
2013-01-01
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Roel van Tiel
Netherlands
Nijmegen
Gelderland
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10
May 2013
Worthy addition to a brilliant game. I always play with it. 9 Player eclipse is a fantastic experience.
2013-12-24
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Morgan Dontanville
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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Here we are folks, the dream we all dream of.
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10
Jan 2014
More options, more chrome, more fun.
2014-01-10
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Andy
United States
Seattle
Washington
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10
Aug 2013
This is what I would term a perfect expansion. More of the things about Eclipse that I loved, without adding boatloads of new mechanics or systems. Everything in this expansion works under the previous systems which makes it super easy to integrate.
2013-02-22
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David Barlowe
United States
Clarks Summit
Pennsylvania
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10
Apr 2013
I love this expansion, it is a must have if you want to go beyond 10-15 plays of Eclipse - as it provides delicious options which can be slowly integrated to provide some very interesting variety.
2014-10-11
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Sebastian lia
Sweden
Uppsala
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10
Jan 2013
Great expansion! Must have for eclipse fans!
2013-01-17
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Mikaela Kumlander
Finland
Helsinki
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10
Jul 2012
Rating based on beta-testing sessions; may change when I get my hands on the actual product...
2012-07-22
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D Paul Hopkins
United Kingdom
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
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Paulie "Numbers" Hopkini - "Nothing Personal"
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10
Dec 2012
... adds to an already great game
2013-03-15
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adebisi
Finland
Espoo
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10
Jan 2013
This is what an expansion should feel like, adding more depth and broadening the strategic horizon. The modular design of the expansion is also great. You can choose to implement the addons you like and discard the rest. But the best part is that all the new techs, ancients, discoveries, alliances, developments, systems etc. add to the narrative making each play even more fun.

Oh, and a great production value, too.
2012-12-25
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Erik Stanfill
United States
Portland
Oregon
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10
Oct 2013
This expansion kicked the game into high gear. Love it.
2013-10-13
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Toni Miinalainen
Finland
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10
Nov 2012
Excellent expansion for Eclipse which introduces some new ideas and also improves the old ones. The modular style of the expansion is nice because you can add or remove elements which you don't like. The new races are also fun and bring new spice in to the mix.
2012-11-05
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Homi Wan
Canada
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Mar 2014
Expansion
2012-12-24
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Rafael Hannula
Finland
Tampere
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People often claim to hunger truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up. - George R.R. Martin
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10
Nov 2012
This expansion brings Eclipse experience to a new level.
2013-06-07
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timothée licitri
France
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10
Oct 2012
Eclipse is a great game, really immersive and not too long.
With this expansion, it become better and better.
Alliance is essential and make the game more strategic with more diplomacy and betrayal.
Each play tales a story.
2012-10-30
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waut Dooghe
Belgium
meerhout
antwerp
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10
Jun 2013
Excellent additions to the base game
2013-03-03
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Germany
Siegen
Unspecified
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A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction to a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day.
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10
Dec 2012
Essen 2012
2012-11-06
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Sebastian Grawan
Germany
Eicklingen/Celle
Niedersachsen
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10
Oct 2012
Brilliant expansion!
2012-10-20
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Sebastian Schmitt
Germany
Münster
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10
Oct 2013
Great Expansion!

Essen 2012 preorder
2014-08-11
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Kevin Corbett
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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10
Jan 2013
Looking forward to the expansion. I like the idea of permanent alliances.
2012-12-15
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Piotr Kowalowski
Poland
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10
Nov 2012
Make Eclipse perfect
2012-11-19
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Kamille
Germany
Berlin
F/hain
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10
Jan 2013
Makes an already great game better. Indispensable for a Space Cowboy.
2013-02-11
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Pauli Vinni
Finland
Espoo
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10
Nov 2012
Nice expansio that ads a lot things to like! Without making the game much longer.
2012-11-28
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andrew mason
United States
north canton
Ohio
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10
Dec 2012
An awesome expansion to an awesome game.
2012-12-04
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Saku Sairanen
Finland
Espoo
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10
Dec 2012
A perfect expansion to a perfect game.
2012-12-06
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Steve H
United States
Lansing
Illinois
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Devious
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10
Dec 2012
So much good stuff! The game is already fantastic and the expansion adds so much good stuff to it! More technologies, better diplomatic options, more ship parts, and 4 great races. The play seems to be balanced and the new -2 shields to missile fire are great. Not to mention the point defense tech.

The new Ancient options are great and add a lot to a smaller game. My group usually gets 3 or 4 players at a time and I regularly play this 1v1 with a friend. So it adds a nice option to the base game.

And finally, a galactic center that you can fear until late game! No more walking into the center and winning the game easily.
2013-05-09
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Thue Eriksen
Denmark
Herning
Jylland
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See With The Eye of Imagination!
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10
Dec 2012
BUY THIS! NOW! It's EPIC
2012-12-27
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Mikhail Sokolov
Finland
Lappeenranta
Etelä-Karjala
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10
Jan 2013
Must have. Makes original better.
2014-03-12
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Steve Kissane
United Kingdom
Birmingham
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10
Mar 2013
Fantastic expansion to an already great game.
2013-11-05
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Zack Stackurski
United States
Mankato
Minnesota
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10
May 2013
Overall I think this expansion works very well with the base game and I will always use parts of it in my game. How I feel about the various parts below:

New Races - Just great. I think the Magellans are great solid all arounders on par with the humans while the other three races certainly have some nice bags of tricks (haven't seen the much maligned Exiles played yet... maybe I'll break them out next time.)

New Ancients - I love the tougher center boss. I also like the alien homworlds quite a lot with less than 6 players. I think the hive worlds are neat... but they tend to get buried more than anything else making people waste those exploration draws more than normal.

Wormholes - Makes for some interesting board situations. An auto include.

Unique Technologies - Haven't used yet

Developments - Haven't used yet

Alliances - I don't think I'll ever use these again unless I'm participating in a 7-9 player mega game... and maybe not even then. Its takes too much of the tension out of the game if you form a particularly strong alliance.
2013-05-17
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Stephen Martin
United States
Kent
Washington
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10
Mar 2013
Every company that wants to add an expansion to their game should study this one. It adds to every aspect of the game, and nothing it introduces is unwelcome or unbalanced.
2013-03-28
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Mike Radcliffe
United States
Greenville
Michigan
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10
Dec 2013
One of the few expansions that elevates the base game to new heights. A must have if you love Eclipse, and one of those expansions that will have you never looking back.
2013-12-31
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Jaroszlav Katai
United Kingdom
London
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10
Apr 2014
This expansion adds a little bit of everything: new races, new tiles of various uses, new modules, new ships. A must have.
2014-01-01
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Jeff Tomorrow
United States
Bismarck
North Dakota
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10
Dec 2013
Great expansion. Balances some combat issues from the base game and jam packed with new content.
2013-12-29
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Christopher Slugocki
Canada
Hamilton
Ontario
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10
Jan 2013
More of a good thing.
2015-02-10
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Nicolas Acosta
United States
Doral
Florida
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"That is not dead which can eternal lie; yet with strange aeons, even death may die" Abdul Al-Hazred, Necronomicon
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10
Jan 2013
This expansions takes the game to a new level of interaction. Alliances are exactly, what this game needed to become the perfect 10 for me.
2013-02-22
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Tahsin Shamma
United States
MA
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10
Oct 2014
I can't think of any other expansion that adds as much new content to a game as this one.
2013-01-16
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Dr Eclipse
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10
Jan 2013
Absolutely nescessary to buy this expansion, as it add's another 2 kg of pleasure to this phenomonal game.
2013-01-17
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Trent Copp
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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10
May 2013
great expansion to a great game
2013-05-28
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Richard Young
Canada
Victoria
BC
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Old Ways Are Best!
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Check Six!
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10
Jan 2013
More of everything. Some mitigation for missiles, and you can even build a Battlestar now (interceptor bays)! I doubt we'll ever play this with more than six but the extra races are great and all the rest is top notch. Must have if you like this game...
2013-01-24
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Bill Corey Jr.
United States
Elkhorn
Wisconsin
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Yes, I actually drank out of that hat.
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10
Feb 2013
While I certainly wouldn't call this expansion "necessary" to enjoy the base game, it adds enough variety that those who have played Eclipse a lot will find the new races, rare techs, and so on refreshing. Exactly what I look for in an expansion to an already excellent game.
2013-01-21
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Forrest & Ryan Driskel
United States
Longmont
Colorado
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10
Jan 2014
Superb. Easily picked up by new players and tweaks the very few weak spots. And yes, I have played with 9 several times!
2014-01-06
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Todd Sweet
United States
Geneva
Illinois
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10
Mar 2013
Great expansion for a wonderful base game! Really looking forward to more plays to fully understand and enjoy everything.

One exception, don't use the two pawns to take turns at same time. Can really mess up the timing of actions. Also gives unfair advantage to some players as level III tiles run out. Will mess up a turn if you want/need to do a research action 1st, but get the grey marker first.
2013-03-02
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joe garcia
United States
san antonio
TX: TEXAS
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10
Feb 2013
This expansion does everything! Adds new interesting races, i like the no traitor penalty for the pirates and the ability to use orbitals as a defensive base. Adding a stronger opponent for the middle and starting ancients will surely change the game up. I love the new development and rare technologies, allowing more adaptability with the given resources and a better chance to defend against an onslaught of missiles. Also the ability to form real alliances rather than a diplomatic ceasefire is interesting. I just can't say anything bad. ...except for the fact it adds alot more to teach to the original game, which is the only reason why I won't give eclipse a 10

This rating is based on how well the expansion Complements the core game and does not substitute core game rating
2015-06-04
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Tim Tarnow
Germany
Enkenbach-alsenborn
Rheinland pfalz
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10
Feb 2013
After playing the base game, I thought this expansion would kill what is an easy to pick up and play game by adding too many new rules. The modular style of this expansion is very well done. The new races add some variety and don't seem any more powerful than the standard races. I have not played 9 player but have no real desire to do so. I feel like that game would take too long, but the alternate play option I feel like would take away some of that time if I ever decided to do play more than 6. I use all the components in the expansion and I feel like they give only slight variations to the base game and in all facets, for the better. If you own the base game, get the expansion you will not be disappointed.
2013-02-23
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Johannes Florian
Germany
Münster
NRW
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10
Mar 2013
An absolute must have for Eclipse because it fixes some issues with the core set.
2013-03-05
Rory Field
United States
Valley Center
California
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10
Mar 2013
Like the modular aspect of this expansion. Adds some interesting new things to an already great game.
2014-12-07
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