(written from a Production point of view)
Star Fleet Battle Force is a card-based starship combat game system produced and developed by Amarillo Design Bureau. As a successor to the much simpler Star Fleet Missions card game, this game allows for fast-paced multiplayer combat between vessels of various factions in the Star Fleet Universe, such as the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon and Romulan Empires, the Gorn, Kzinti, Tholians, and Orion pirates.
It provides a card for each starship, with the weapon types, hull boxes, victory points, and special abilities – such as a Romulan or Orion ship's cloaking device – as well as cards representing various weapon types, such as phasers, photon torpedoes, and disruptors. In addition, there are a number of special cards included, with various play effects per card, an example of which is a probable mutiny on a Klingon vessel.
The initial release for the Star Fleet Battle Force game system was:
Star Fleet Battle Force – main box
This release contains a rule book, reference cards, damage counters (which are placed on starship cards to represent destroyed systems), and color starship, weapon, and event cards. Seven fleets – Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Gorn, Kzinti, Tholian, and Orion are included – the last two have only three ships each, the others have six.
The following "expansion" titles were in development at one point: