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TSR
Year Published
1988
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 6 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Buck Rogers: Battle for the 25th Century Game
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Fight for control of the twenty-fifth century Inner Solar System as imagined in the 1950s in this strategy game which is a close relative of Axis & Allies. The map board's Solar System Display keeps track of the 4 inner planets (Mercury through Mars) and the 9 larger asteroids along their orbits. The rest of the board is taken up by the various territorial displays; the larger planets are subdivided, plus there is Deimos around Mars, the Moon, L-4 and L-5 around Earth and Mercury's two artificial satellites --for a total of 42 territories.

Leader Characters each have special powers. Troopers represent the grunts --infantry workhorses and cannon fodder. "Gennies" are Genetically Engineered fighters; they are stronger than Troopers but cannot leave the planet for which they were designed. Transport ships carry troops and factories between planets. War ships come as Fighters and Battlers (i.e., Bombers). Killer Satellites play the role of air defense. Factories make all these pieces - although you do have a Black Market option.

As the planets move through their orbits you must plan your own moves well in advance to exploit planetary conjunctions. The movement rules consider not only the ship movements in the planet's orbits, but also the respective revolutions of the planets around the sun, and allow players to plan some nice surprises when two planets are near one another, which usually happens only once or twice in the game.

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Buck Rogers: Battle for the 25th Century Game
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TSR First Edition
Publisher: TSR
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Year: 1988
Product Code: 3550
Size: 21.77 x 12.20 x 3.07 inches
4.12 pounds
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5 Shuttle boards - printer friendly
Use to keep track of Shuttle contents. Place units on board instead of using token.
English
2012-10-29
5 Extra Control Markers
control markers for those who have lost originals Square for easy cutting
English
2012-10-15
7 My crib sheet/ rules summary for the basic game
I just wrote this up, to quickly setup and play the basic game. I haven't played it yet but its been in my loft for 20 years and I'm hopefully going to give it a go, with my gaming group.
English
2012-03-04
18 Buck Rogers Visual Checklist of Components and Cards
Visual checklist of game contents. Includes area to note your actual counts. Second page is a checklist of the 54 cards and 13 planet markers. [imageID=579637 inline] [imageID=579638 inline]
English
2009-10-12
5 Buck Rogers House Rules 1.22.zip
Peet's House Rules for BRBft25C, version 1.22. Includes new leader card images and strategy guide.
2007-09-20
1 Buck Rogers Houserules 1.2.zip
Peet's House Rules version 1.2. Unzip into one directory.
2007-09-14
9 Buck Rogers Component List by Liumas
Buck Rogers Component List. (PDF) [ImageID=2372096]
English
2007-04-09
30 Buck Rogers - Condensed Complete Rules by Liumas v2
Completely rewritten illustrated rulebook, including everything, from both the Basic and Advanced game. Complete on 6 pages. I suggest printing this in grayscale double-sided on 3 sheets. (PDF) [ImageID=2372097]
English
2006-09-09
2 Buck Rogers color tuckbox.pdf
Tuckbox (full color)
2006-08-03
2 Buck Rogers final tuckbox.pdf
Tuckbox (economy style)
2006-08-03
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