Star Fleet Battles

The Classic Game of Space Combat

Star Fleet Battles is the flagship of the Star Fleet Universe. It is a game of ship-vs-ship combat in the 23rd century. When playing Star Fleet Battles, YOU take command of a starship, squadron, or even  an entire fleet of the Federation, the Klingon Empire, or the Romulan Star Empire ... plus over a dozen other empires, each with their own unique style of combat, starships, weapons, technology, and culture.

Out-Shoot, Out-Think, and Out-Fly your opponent in a deep-space dogfight!

The Star Fleet Battles game system is based on four principles:
  • The Ship System Display, graphically presenting all of the systems on your starship.
  • Energy Allocation: Every turn, count your energy and spend it wisely. There is never enough.
  • Proportional Movement: All starships are in continuous and simultaneous maneuver.
  • Damage Allocation: Penetrate enemy shields, and damage is distributed throughout his ship.

Want to learn more? Check out the Cadet Training Manual (Rules) (Adobe Acrobat required), or review a sample game (Adobe Acrobat required).

Cadet Training Manual (SSD) (Adobe Acrobat required)
Cadet Training Manual (Counters) (Adobe Acrobat required)

Star Fleet Battles is often maligned for its vast rulebook (400 pages of rules, plus hundreds of pages of charts, tables, ship descriptions,and scenarios). This isn't really fair. Starships can do a lot of things, and the rules cover them all: maneuver, combat, tractors, transporters, cloaks, docking, phasers, space amoebas, planets, asteroids, disruptors, warp engines, ion storms,  impulse engines, probes, planet killers, mines, Tholian webs, and more. But the rules are well-organized and you don't have to learn more than a few pages on the first day, and never have to learn more of the game system than you want to. The product line is presented in modules, which you can add when you need a new challenge.

Are you ready to take command? Then buy Basic Set and take the captain's chair! Want to see how the product line works? See the SFB product line page. Want to find local opponents, go to Starlist and enter your data to receive the list. You used to play a lot and just want to see what's new, we have a list of recent products available.

Star Fleet Battles has extensive support via, our discussion board, our tournament system, on-line gaming, Starline 2400 pewter miniatures, play-by-Email, and the most accessible designer in the industry. Star Fleet Battles was honored by the Origins Awards in 2006, inducting the game into the prestigious Hall of Fame. New modules appear every year.

Contact Steve Petrick for rules questions about SFB.

Advanced Technology (X-Ships)

Star Fleet Battles in the Omega Sector! Over 20 new empires, over 50 new weapons, over 400 new ships!

Star Fleet Battles in the Magellanic Cloud! Five new empires, new weapons, over 80 new ships!

Star Fleet Battles in the Early Years! Extinct Empires, pre-Federation (and pre-ISC) planetary fleets!

Notable Campaigns created by players of Star Fleet Battles.

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Core Rules
Game Handbooks
New Rules Modules
New Ship Modules
New World Modules
Omega Modules
Master Starship Books
Spare Parts - Counters
Spare Parts - Other
Spare Parts - Rulebooks
Spare Parts - SSD books

Click here for a list of Star Fleet Battles products currently available on Warehouse 23.

Play aids for Star Fleet Battles
Rules updates for Star Fleet Battles
SFB Rules Templates (Adobe version & RTF version)
BBS tactics Archives

Are you ready to fly a starship? Then buy Star Fleet Battles Basic Set and take command!


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