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Star Fleet Battles Pocket Edition


While Star Fleet Battles Captain's Edition is still going strong, this is the version that launched an entire universe!

Originally published at Origins in 1979, this little pocket game was to prove to be one of the longest running in the history of the industry. Copies of this pocket game rarely show up on auction sites and routinely bring more than $100. Now, you can complete your collection for a very modest cost.

This is a scan of an original printing. We actually blew the original 5.5x8.5 pages up to 8.5x11 to make the original tiny 7-point print easier to read.

This includes the complete game, with the original rules, the eight original Ship System Displays (some of which had shaded boxes so they could function as two different ships), the original charts, and a scan of the original counters.

We did not include the map, but it's just a blank hex map and we've all got at least one of those anyway.

We even included the original advertising from the inside covers!

Complete your Star Fleet Battles collection now with the original pocket game!

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Douglas C February 11, 2015 10:38 pm UTC
Very heavily compressed pdf, small size but impossible to read on my old tablet. Hopefully they will update with a better scan that hasn't been optimized so much.
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Leanna C February 12, 2015 7:35 pm UTC
Douglas, sadly this is the best scan available for us. Some people have had better luck using the Adobe app rather than the standard PDF app that comes with many tablets.
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Douglas C February 13, 2015 5:04 pm UTC
Roger that, thanks for the reply Leanna
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Douglas C February 13, 2015 7:35 pm UTC
Downloaded the Adobe reader to my iPad 1 and the pdf looks fine using this app, thanks Leanna for the suggestion :)
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Jeremy K January 18, 2014 12:20 pm UTC
Unfortunately it seems to be missing the movement sheet that tells you when ships move and when they can turn. It's an interesting read but totally useless if you want to play the game.
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Leanna C January 18, 2014 7:11 pm UTC
Jeremy, we are *so* glad that you discovered we accidentally missed a page. The book now has 43 pages and includes the movement chart on page 43. Thanks for alerting us to this problem!
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June 06, 2014
This title was added to our catalog on November 22, 2013.