Star Trek The Original Series Deck Building Game
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- Free for All Exploration – Explore the universe, interact with alien races, complete missions and experience the mysteries of space. Gain knowledge and power to become a legendary Captain
- Free for all Infection - The universe is filled with dangerous unknown infections
- Contains 255 Cards
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In Star Trek [Deck Building Game]: The Original Series, players take on the role of Captain of a salvaged Starship. They will search for new allies such as Kirk, Spock, and other famous Characters and Explore space to complete Missions and overcome Events. The game features two separate scenarios of play: --Explorations [Free For All]: Explore Space to complete Missions and Encounter Events. --Infection Explorations [Free For All]: Take on some of the most dangerous and lethal Infections Diseases and Viruses in the universe while completing difficult Missions and Events. Do you have what it takes to keep your crew alive? Star Trek [Deck Building Game]: The Original Series features new Basic Character Effects that can be transferred to any of the other Star Trek [Deck Building Game]s for a new experience; the new Handheld keyword, which is found on some Maneuvers, that need a Character to hold them to be used; and new Draft Mission cards that give players a set of hidden Missions that only they can complete from the start of the game.
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You are the Captain of a small Starship with a standard crew and basic weaponry. Will you use your crew’s experience to improve your ships systems or to recruit more experienced crewmen to your ship? Will you form diplomatic relationships or conquer civilizations in battle? Build your deck and explore the Star Trek universe.
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Being an avid Star Trek fan, I have a hard time disliking most things related to the genre. Call me biased if you like...there's just something about the series as a whole that appeals to my inner science geek. This particular game plays a lot like the "Next Gen" version. For those of you who don't have the time to check said review out, it was a solid "Trek" experience, albeit a confusing one. The manual made things more complicated than they needed to be, but I still enjoyed my time with it as a whole. "Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Original Series", thankfully, doesn't change the formula all that much.
This actually saved me a lot of frustration. The manual in this particular game was equally as confusing, though my experience with "Next Gen" helped me out considerably. I had no issues diving right in and it didn't take much for me to figure out how everything came together. Everything, for the most part, is set up and played exactly the same way...everything down to the 3 x 3 Starbase pool. The separate Infection cards behave very similarly to the Borg cards in that they are drawn and seeded into a player's personal deck to debuff them in various ways. I thought it was odd that the "upgrade your ship" mechanic was left out of this game, but I found that it helped to keep players on equal footing throughout the entire game.
As far as theme goes, "Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Original Series" has plenty of it. I was both surprised and puzzled by the inclusion of the mirror universe cards. Having two Kirks, two Spocks, two Scottys, and etc. admittedly felt weird but gratifying at the same time. Like the "Next Gen" game, there are a lot of Trek references that will make fans of the genre happy. I recognized all of the characters that appeared and, being a Trek fan, had to resist the urge to place every single one of them into my deck. For those of you new to the deck building genre...larger doesn't always mean better. It's more efficient to consistently draw very useful cards every turn as opposed to drawing a lot of trash cards that really don't serve a purpose. Luckily, you can give up taking actions on a turn in place of trashing a card from your hand.
If I had to choose one game over the other ("Next Gen" or "TOS"), I'd honestly have to go with "Next Gen". It offers three scenarios as opposed to "TOS's" two, and allows folks to upgrade their ships. In essence, "Next Gen" offers slightly more. That's not to say that "Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Original Series" is a bad game...it's most certainly a joy to play. I almost giggle with childlike glee every time I see the "Doomsday Machine" card pop up...even if the art used is based on the remastered version instead of the original. The box was a tad on the big side considering that it only needed to hold two-hundred plus cards, though this is a minor complaint. You can grab this game for under twenty bucks (as of 9/26/13) on Amazon, which isn't a bad deal by any means. It wouldn't be my first choice as an introductory game to the genre as the learning curve is a bit steep, but it's relatively enjoyable once you get the hang of it.
This box works well alone. It could pair with the Next Generation Sets but not as fluidly.
They did improve the size of the rule book with this version. And the quality of the product is still great.
Get it while it is on clearance if you want it. Otherwise watch for it on auction sites over time.
If you want your spouse to spend more time with his board-game addicted friends, this is the game for you. Also, if you have to play it with him, be sure you win
You gotta love when your favorite character cards come up. =)