StarCraft: The Board Game
|StarCraft: The Board Game|
Fantasy Flight Games
|# of players|
2 - 6
StarCraft: The Board Game is a 2-6 player board game that was published by Fantasy Flight Games and released in October 2007. It features some 180 small pieces for the various races and a modular "board" made up of various planets. Gen SC-BG Cover2
Pre-release copies were handed out at GenCon 2007, and pre-orders of the game started arriving in Australia on 19 October 2007.
The game features a modular gameboard consisting of up to twelve (depending on the number of players) specific planets in the StarCraft universe. Players control the familiar terran, protoss, or zerg air and ground units in a bid for domination of these nine worlds. A diceless, card driven combat system allows players to modify and upgrade their faction with a wealth of powerful technologies.
Most of the units are described with detailed miniature pieces. Worker units (SCV, probe, drone) and transport units (dropship, shuttle, overlord) are represented by tokens. Orders are issued with tokens representing different orders, namely Combat Tokens, Research Tokens and Production Tokens. When an order is given, cards called Event Cards, Combat Cards and Upgrade Cards are used to judge the outcomes. The cards are divided on the basis of tiers. Factors such as Splash damage are also featured.
The developer created a Brood War expansion for the game. The board game has an optional United Earth Directorate faction available for download, replacing one terran faction of the players' choice. Typhon was a promotional mini-expansion. It consists of a single planet named Typhon, and was available exclusively at the 2008 Blizzard Worldwide Invitational.
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- StarCraft: The Board Game - Typhon Promotion Expansion. Amazon. Retrieved on 2018-02-24.