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Year Published
1979
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, more than 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Star Fleet Battles
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Initial publication of the games in the Star Fleet Battles series. This was one of the first Task Force Games Pocket Games. It was re-implemented and expanded several times after the original "Pocket Game."

This is the classic game of tactical Starship combat set in the Star Trek universe (the original TV show), though you will never see "Star Trek" anywhere in the game (licensing limitation). Players command one or more ships from the Federation, Klingon, Gorn, Romulan, or Kzinti fleets, sporting all of the expected Star Trek weaponry like phasers, disruptor bolts, photon and plasma torpedoes, and tractor beams. Also includes other weaponry not commonly seen such as drones (homing missiles).

Players allocate energy and plot movement before each turn, then move all of the ships simultaneously. Weapons are fired at will during the turn (i.e., not plotted before-hand like movement). Ships have shields and armor for protection. When these are breached, various ship systems are damaged, potentially crippling the combat capability of the ship, and eventually resulting in ship destruction.

Game comes with various scenarios for players to reenact battles from the TV series, or provide for solo play.

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Part of the Star Fleet Universe.

Note that Task Force Games published their own magazine called Nexus, which lasted all of 18 issues (between 1982 and 1987). Every issue contained articles/variants/scenarios/information/etc. about Star Fleet Battles. Most of this information was later included in officially released Star Fleet Battles rules updates, expansions, supplements, and the Captain's Log compilations.


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Contents:

  • One Rules Booklet
  • One Playing Map
  • 108 Playing Pieces (Counters)
  • Two Energy Allocation Forms
  • One Proportional Movement Chart
  • Eight Ship Systems Displays (SSD’s) (4 Each on 2 Sheets)

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Star Fleet Battles
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Pocket edition
Publisher: Task Force Games
Artist: Alvin Belflower
Year: 1979
Product Code: 1004
Size: 8.50 x 5.50 x 0.25 inches
0.25 pounds
English
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