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The Star Trek Game was a board game released in 1967 by Ideal Toy Company, the first ever Star Trek major game licensed for sale, and the only one produced during the run of the Star Trek: The Original Series.

Game componentsEdit

  • 1 game board
  • 4 plastic "spaceship tokens"
  • 1 6-sided die
  • 40 "Fuel Unit" cards (4 each numbered 1-10)
  • 4 "Mission Destinations" cards
  • 2 plastic "fuel ship" discs

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

James T. KirkSpockNyota Uhura

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • X-1X-2X-3X-4unnamed spacecraft (fuel ships)

LocationsEdit

the galaxy's Alpha and Beta Quadrants (AlphaBetaDeltaEpsilonGammaPhi) • Earth (Sol star system, sector 001, the galaxy's Alpha Quadrant

Shipboard areasEdit

USS Enterprise 
bridge

Other referencesEdit

aliencaptainclothingcommandercommanding officercommunications officerengineFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)first officerfuelfuel shipgalaxygovernmentHumanlieutenantmatternation-stateorbitplanetquadrantraces and culturesrankscience officerspacespaceshipStarfleetStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)starstar systemstarshiptechnologytimetitletunicUnited Federation of PlanetsuniformuniverseviewscreenVulcanweapon

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BackgroundEdit

  • The game uses a vague description of space travel in explanations of the pieces' moves around the board, without specification as to whether the mission spacecraft use impulse engines or warp drive, what kind of distances they are crossing or the nature of their fuel. If the ships were all using impulse engines, it would create the likelihood the planets mentioned were all in the same star system, with those planets being in different systems only likely if the ships were using faster-than-light travel.
  • The planets were all named with letters from the Greek language alphabet, creating an at-the-time unintended correlation with the planet Delta mentioned years later in TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: The Motion Picture.

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