Eclipse is Out on the iPad!

EclipseRacesby Firestone Overnight, the very popular science-fiction conquest game went live on the iPad—it's called Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy. Eclipse is a 4X game—eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. It's made by Big Daddy's Creations, who did a slick job with their iOS version of Neuroshima Hex. By all accounts, this game is just as slick. The price is $6.99—which is much, much cheaper than the physical version. At some point it will almost certainly go on sale (I picked up their Neuroshima Hex game on a sale a year ago). It does have an AI, and it does have pass-and-play and asynchronous multiplayer—and it supports up to six players.

EclipsePlanetsIn addition, it has seven species, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. And there's an in-game tutorial to help you get started.

I've played the physical version, and it's a lot of game. If you like space-conquest games at all, consider checking out Eclipse.

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Fluxx is now available for your iOS device!

Fluxx on iOSWell the wait is over! Looney Labs has announced that starting today you can play Fluxx on your iOS device! It's up on the app store and will cost you $2.99 for the app. I just downloaded the app and will post my thoughts on it soon! In the meantime you can read our review of the original card game - Right here.

You can sign up for more info direct from Looney Labs - Right here.

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Fluxx is ALMOST on your iPhone!

Just moments ago the folks at Looney Labs sent out an email with the latest news on their quest to bring the ever-changing card game to your iOS devices. They have officially submitted the app to Apple and are waiting their approval, and have set a tentative release date for Dec. 19, just in time to gift it for Christmas!

Below is the screenshot they included, and if you follow this link you too can get up-to-the-minute news as they announce Fluxx's arrival into the App Store!

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Alien Frontiers Hits the iPad

If you haven't played Alien Frontiers yet, it's one of the slew of dice-Euros that have come out in the last couple of years. It's got a science fiction theme, and is a sort of worker placement/area-control. It uses dice, but in a pretty neat way—you use them to get resources, build ships, build settlements, and so forth. My biggest problem is that the end-game is swingy and prone to bang-on-the-leader. There's an expansion out, and it may have fixed my concerns (I haven't played it yet).But the point of this post is that it's available on the iPad now for $4.99—which is WAY cheaper that the actual board game.

Fluxx On Your iPhone!

This just in: Looney Labs has announced that a mobile version of their hit card game Fluxx will be available on the iOS platform. The mobile version will feature local play (Pass and Play) as well as solo mode vs. AI, and asynchronous support for online multi-player support. Looney Labs has hinted at a streamlined experience, with most likely fewer rules in the "deck." It appears that the game will be the original version of the game and not one of the themed decks. You can read our full review of the original Fluxx right here. You can check out the official news from Looney Labs about the iOS version right here.