‘Star Trek Expeditions’, by Heroclix veterens Whizkids, is a cooperative board game set in rebooted ‘Star Trek’ universe of JJ Abrams‘ 2009 movie. Suitable for one to four players who assume the roles of Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy and Uhura, designer Reiner Knizia explained, “Co-operative board games are still a fairly new genre, which I started with the great Lord of the Rings game in 2000. There are still many interesting aspects to explore in this genre. For me, the one really new aspect that stands out in the Star Trek board game is the plot development. We have a variety of different plot cards relating to the three core challenges, the political crisis around the Klingons, the military crisis caused by the rebels, and the energy crisis with the scientific dilithium puzzle. Dependent on the game events and the players’ activities, these plot lines branch out differently and can lead to a variety of different events, bringing new challenges and yet new branches to the plot lines. To do well, the players need to stay ahead of the events and ensure that the various plot lines develop in their favor. Easily said, with the three plot lines advancing simultaneously, and the Enterprise being under attack from the Klingons.”
There’s more information here, anyone else getting a pleasing ‘Heroquest’ vibe?