My copy just arrived.
It is just images that were swapped on player boards. The names and racial power descriptions match the altered values (in yellow text) on the boards.
Here is the ticket [with Cryptozoic] that I opened:
There is a print error on the Meklar and Darlok player boards for the Master of Orion board game.
As mentioned in the subject, the images on the Meklar and Darlok boards were swapped. Other information on the boards is correct, with the names and powers matching, but the race image shown on those boards is wrong. Interesting to note that images in the rulebook are correct; it's only the player boards that are a problem. See attached files.
What plans are there to fix this issue? If the game wasn't based on a well-known license, it probably wouldn't matter. But the game is, and for anyone familiar with the source it's an awkward error. Hopefully it doesn't affect your entire print run.
Would greatly appreciate hearing how to get corrected boards, or even if a PDF file with the correct images/descriptions that could be printed onto stickers.
And the official response at this time:
Thank you for contacting us with your report about our Master of Orion Board Game print problem.
We’re continuing to research the pack-out of this product with our printer and we hope there’re is no problems in the future print run.
The entire print run was printed like that, so unfortunately there is no replacement available.
Thank you for the PDF idea. We will look into it.
We do apologize for any inconvenience caused by this. If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
-Cryptozoic Customer Support Team
So, no fix available at this time