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Welcome to Battlestations: The Starships!
We're raising funds for The Starships, which is an upgrade pack for the classic game of heroic starship adventure, Battlestations! Each starship miniature is based on an actual modular ship playable in-game, and each ship has its own special ability!
• 1-9 Players (1 vs. Many, plus solo-play rules). Recommended ages 13+. 60-180 minutes per mission.
Battlestations is the game of heroic starship adventure where you get to be a hero aboard a starship, and fly around the galaxy having amazing adventures such as fighting space pirates, contacting strange civilizations or flying through navigation hazards.
The unique feature of battlestations is that the ship to ship action and boarding action are integrated simultaneously. Your ship moves on the hex map while your characters move on the modular starship squares.
If you want to fly around on a starship having adventures, this is the game for you!
If you are brand new to Battlestations, scroll down to the section titled "NEW TO BATTLESTATIONS."
Battlestations: Second Edition debuted last year and has received huge praise from fans of the classic first edition, and new players as well. We're working hard on the next "big thing," but first we wanted to offer an upgrade pack so players will have cool starship miniatures to play with.
We're offering a customized mini for the 6 "classic" races of Battlestations (human, silicoid, canosian, tentac, xeloxian, and zoallan), each with their own special ability and play style. The blueprints for these ships are available in the Advanced Rule Book, which can be purchased as an add-on (if you don't already have it), but if you have the base game only, we'll also provide everything you need to play with the ships.
(You can skip this section if you already are familiar with Battlestations, the game of heroic adventure!)
Battlestations is a multi-map board game that simultaneously features ship-action in space AND the events on board the ships involved in the conflicts. Several video games like FTL have emulated this concept, but Battlestations is still the true original, and still the only board game that puts you on board a starship with ongoing adventures for your characters learn from and grow.
The game rules are very simple but they allow for complex RPG-like imaginative choices like teleporting to an enemy ship, hacking their helm controls and steering their ship towards a black hole before ejecting yourself out the air lock.
I love Starfleet Battles for the space combat but it doesn't depict what is actually happening on board the ships. Space Hulk and several other games allow for movement around a ship, but the ships themselves don't move. So in 1999 my brother Jason Siadek and I planned to develop a video game, which proved too expensive, and so Battlestations the board game was born.
Battlestations has been slowly building a loyal community over 16 years and I've been hard at work preparing this brand new edition. It is the full realization of my ultimate vision, and the culmination of my abilities as a designer, writer, and wide-eyed adventurer.
The ships are small and under 5 ounces total. Shipping will be about $2.80 for the USA and probably under $6 for the rest of the world, depending on region. After the Kickstarter we'll invite you to a pledge manager to deal with shipping. **Update - we've added at least one new mini and a bunch of tile tokens, so shipping may be higher, but hopefully not significantly higher. We'll let you know soon in the pledge manager and we'll have a fair refund policy for customers in regions where the shipping was unexpectedly high.**
If you purchase the full boxed game or Advanced Rulebook, shipping costs will be based on actual cost of shipping, and we'll ship those items out this month.
Risks and challenges
This is a miniatures project with all of the inherent difficulties there but we are using the same manufacturer we used last time and we have the sculpts complete so the risks are minimal and manageable. We've already produced copies of the boxed game, so those copies will ship immediately.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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