Gerald Tarrant wrote: wautd wrote:
Ow yeah... I've finally got Eclipse
* in my possession. It looks complex, but the rules are very well written and everything seems very intuitive. Can't wait to give it a go.
*good thing I didn't buy it at Spiel 2011. That's one heavy box.
Ditto on the weight of the box. They made all their tiles and hexes very thick. Another of my Christmas games had all the hexes printed on the cheapest and flimsiest cardstock ( which was bad for: durability, shuffling and the pieces of the board keep moving around, screwing up gameplay).
The character sheets are a bit thin though, but I guess you can't have it all. I had a hard time getting back everything back in the box as it was because.
Setup was a chore though, placing those 150~ ship tiles on the tech board was annoying.
I used a fish box tray for that (somethinglike this
). One compartment for each upgrade sorted like they are ordened on the board.
DPDarkPrimus wrote:Played a game of Alhambra the other night. Definitely need to get a few more games of that in before I can decide how much I like it, but it's certainly an interesting combination of mechanics. Think Carcassone, only everyone is trying to buy the pieces for themselves, and you're restricted on how you can place them on your individual little villa/map. It was a snap to learn, too.
Get the special anniversary edition if you can. It comes with a much nicer board and one expanion.