This summer HeroClix will release their new "Star Trek: Expeditions" board game, based on the 2009 Star Trek movie. We have lots of details, pictures and a demo video for this new "cooperative game" which has already been getting some buzz in the gaming world.
Star Trek Expeditions Preview
Star Trek: Expeditions from HeroClix is a new board game for one to four players, set in the Star Trek movie universe. In the game, players assume the roles of Kirk, Spock, Bones, and Uhura. Designed by the acclaimed Reiner Knizia, the new Trek game is built upon the cooperative board game model and the players will work together against the game itself.
Star Trek Expeditions has already been getting some pre-release buzz, being ranked #2 on the ICV2.com "Pick Hits for 2011" which catalogs most anticipated board games for 2011. The game was also dubbed "Game of the Show" this year at the annual GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas.
Here is the official game description:
The premise is the Federation has received a petition for membership from a planet and the Enterprise is dispatched to assess their application. When the Enterprise arrives, they discover:
- A Klingon Battle Cruiser is in orbit;
- Civil War is threatening to break out on the planet;
- And the planet is (coincidentally?) reconsidering its application for UFP membership.
Your mission is threefold; defuse the threat of Civil War, deal with the Klingon threat, and get the planet to join the UFP. And you only have 30 days (each day is a turn) to do it in, otherwise a Klingon battle fleet will warp in and you will be forced to withdraw (thus failing your mission).
Each objective is tracked on a scoresheet that monitors your progress. Decisions you make in the game as well as how you interact with the other players will affect the outcome of the mission.
The four character figures are fully rendered, 3D versions of the four Bridge officers. Unlike other Heroclix, the character dials will turn based upon your needs in the game, and the decisions you make, not when you take damage.
This product is designed as a non-collectible, non-blind, all-in-one-and-done game, but is built upon the "expandable" board game model meaning that down the line, new missions and Crew Members will be made available for folk to play other "episodes".
Here is a demo video (Jeremy Salinas of www.DrakkenstrikeVideos.com)
The game comes with:
- six highly detailed, fully painted HeroClix miniatures
- a game board
- 14 Stardate cards
- 42 Energize Cards
- 21 Captain’s Log Cards
- 25 Captain’s Log Supplemental Cards
- 15 Regular and five Major Discovery Tokens
- a Score Tracker
- four away team cards
- four turn order cards
- three Custom dice
Star Trek: Expeditions comes out June 15th 2011 and will retail for $49.99. Go to heroclix.com to find a retailer.