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Sword and the Stars, The

by SPI

Category: Board & War Games
Genre: War Game - Science Fiction, War Game - Fantasy
Product Line: Board & War Games - Science Fiction - Boxed Games (SPI)
Author: Eric Smith
Publish Date: 1981
In Print: No
Condition: Fair/NM-    
Condition Note: unpunched, cards uncut
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
2148124867 SPI3340 Boxed Game Fair/NM-

Sword and the Stars sets the stage for interstellar conflict between vying empires on such a scale (the map depicts about 1/4 of a spiral galaxy) that individual ships and even fleets become insignificant. You pay for and resolve entire interstellar campaigns with cards representing massive scale investment of manpower and resources over 4 Earth years of operations, each player round representing the passage of 20 years. Players direct the fate of interstellar empires through expansion or consolidation by means of conquests, raids, governing, building planetary defenses, commerce, and diplomacy.
Ten scenarios (including the "Galactic Cycle" campaign game) are supplied. A "short" game will depict a period lasting about 200 years, while for the long "grand campaign" scenario it is recommended to play "at least" 1000 years. Includes 400 counters, 58 year cards, a 17 x 22" map depicting a total of 42 star systems. Maximum 5 players (3-4 recommended).

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