For decades now, fans have been arguing over who the better starship captain is. They’ll now get a chance to prove it in Star Trek Risk, a Trek-ified version of the longtime board game favorite.
We all know the Federation’s philosophy doesn’t exactly encourage world domination (although hints about the Star Trek Beyond storyline indicate that Idris Elba’s Krall has some thoughts on that), but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun being your favorite captain and proving your superiority once and for all. Right?
The game provides a scenario to cover why Starfleet captains would be pitted against each other, something about Q (a fan of world domination) and his plot to determine for all time who’s the best commander. Still a stretch for the Star Trek universe, as I can’t see Janeway, Picard, Sisko, Kirk, or even Archer agreeing to these shenanigans, but look: if you like playing Risk anyway, this version seems like it would be a lot of fun. The board features planets and galaxies instead of countries and continents, and you get to move starships and shuttlecrafts around instead of soldiers and horses. And if you’re uncomfortable with captains going head-to-head, just pretend it’s a Starfleet war game.
The game includes a game board; 225 custom starships and shuttlecrafts; 5 Captain’s Logs; 44 Location Cards; 30 Crew Cards; 50 Q-Vent Cards; 14 Q’s Quests; 72 Alien Lifeform Tokens; 5 Manhunt Markers; 2 Wormholes; 107 Command Credits; 50 Tribbles; 5 Dice; and Game Guide.
Star Trek Risk is available now from Amazon and many other retailers.