Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy
Developer: Big Daddy’s Creations
Price: $6.99 on iPad Ratings: 90 from Metacritic; 5 stars from App Store users
This reinvention of the popular board game with a Star Wars-y feel to it puts you in control of an interstellar civilization that’s competing with rivals. It’s a 4X game, meaning it’s full of eXploration, eXpansion, eXploitation and eXtermination. There’s more than one way to win this game, but you need to weigh the strengths and weakness of the various species involved.