Star Trek is returning to the world of CCGs (collectible card games) for the first time since Decipher departed in 2005. This summer Bandai will release their first Star Trek CCG (or as they call it "Deck Building Game") – and it is based on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Details below plus previews of some of the cards.
Star Trek Deck Building Game Coming This Summer
Bandai America will release a new new Star Trek Deck Building Game (DBG) in the summer of 2011. The official release offers the following details:
The STAR TREK DBG brings the Star Trek: The Next Generation® universe to life in a game of strategy where players construct their card decks while they play. In the STAR TREK DBG 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!
Here are some card previews (click to enlarge):
Plans are for the game are to consist of 300 playing cards plus other accessories to create many possible game scenarios. MSRP is expected to be $39.99.
Bandai has also launched a special website www.bandaicg.com/startrek .