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Stellar Conquest (1975)

Average Rating: 6.35/10
Board Game Rank: 2511
War Game Rank: 803
Strategy Game Rank: 1002
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1975
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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First published by Metagaming in 1975 (later in box form in 1979), this is a classic 4X (eXplore, eXploit, eXpand, eXterminate) board game. Can be adapted for more than four players with extra sets of pieces. It is also fairly easy to replace the deck of stars with random generation tables.

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Magazine References:

The Dragon

  • (#10) - The Tactics of Diplomacy in Stellar Conquest
  • (#15) - Stellar Conquest: Examining Movement Tactics
  • (#31) - Spicing Up Stellar Conquest: How to add Native Life and Fate to your Worlds
  • (#36) - Stellar Conquest for Two: The Perseid War (Scenario)

Panzerfaust Article Index"

The Space Gamer Article Index:

  • Number 1: "A Stellar Conquest Strategy", Howard Thompson (Strategy)
  • Number 2: "Stellar Conquest Update", Tom Drake & Howard Thompson (Strategy)
  • Number 3:
    • "The ESCort Illusion", Edward C. Cooper (Strategy)
    • "Two Views of the Future", Neil Shapiro (comparison of Stellar Conquest and Starforce game systems and assumptions)
    • The back cover has a diagram of a Stellar Conquest Dreadnaught with all the parts explained by Winchell Chung.
  • Number 4:
    • "ATK vs. 3 ESC: A Cursory Discourse on Probability", C. G. Mitchell III (Analysis)
    • "The PFS Rip-off vs. Super MB", Avery Goodman (Strategy / Variant)
  • Number 5:
    • "Ship Effectiveness in Stellar Conquest", Tom McDermott (analysis)
    • "Allocation of Bonus Industrial Output Units: Which Way Is Best", Edward C. Cooper
  • Number 6: "Stellar Conquest: the Colonization Gambit", Kelly Moorman (strategy)
  • Number 7: "Intermediate Rules for Stellar Conquest", Elton Fewell (variant)
  • Number 10:
    • "Planetary Probabilities in Stellar Conquest", Christopher Chyba (analysis)
    • "Stellar Conquest: Alien Intelligences", Chet Edwards (variant for introducing alien races)
    • "Stellar Conquest Tournament Games at WarCon III — A Review", Shayne Gad
  • Number 11: "Stellar Conquest Expanded", Robert C. Kirk (Using Starforce map with Stellar Conquest, part 1)
  • Number 12:
    • "Ship Effectiveness in Stellar Conquest", Dennis Rebertus
    • "Star Types in Starforce", Norman S. Howe (using Starforce map in Stellar Conquest, part 2)
  • Number 13:
    • "When Winning Hurts", Robert C. Kirk (analysis of and variant for Stellar Conquest victory conditions)
    • "Fool’s Choice", Ted Butler (Stellar Conquest fiction)
  • Number 25:
    • "Inimical Ways to Play Stellar Conquest", James G. Branaum (Strategy)
    • "Stellar Conquest: Third Time Around", Howard Thompson (Designer's Notes)
    • "Expanding Your Stellar Conquests", Frank B. Weir, Jr. (Strategy)

The General Index

  • Vol. 22, #5: "How to Crack a Planetary Force Field: Variants for Stellar Conquest" by Winchell Chung
  • Vol. 23, #4: "Fate of Empire: A Solitaire Variant for Stellar Conquest" by James P. Werbaneth
  • Vol. 26, #1: "Stellar Empire: Empire Building in Stellar Conquest", by James P. Werbaneth
  • Vol. 32, #11 "Alone in Outer Space, Solitaire Stellar Conquest" by Charles E. Duke

Box Contents (Avalon Hill edition)

  • 1 Rules of play booklet
  • 1 21.5" x 23.5" colour board
  • 1 pad of Player Record Sheets
  • 4 Task Force Cards
  • 2 Six-sided dice
  • 78 Star Cards:
    • 11 blue, numbered 1-11
    • 12 green , numbered 12-23
    • 20 yellow, numbered 24-43
    • 13 orange, numbered 44-56
    • 22 red, numbered 57-78
  • 520 1/2 inch counters:
    • 4 sets (red, yellow, blue, green) of 130 counters each:
      • 15 x Scout 1
      • 4 x Scout 3
      • 12 x Fighter 1
      • 5 x Fighter 3
      • 3 x Fighter 5
      • 12 x Corvette 1
      • 5 x Corvette 3
      • 3 x Corvette 5
      • 16 x Colony 1
      • 5 x Colony 3
      • 5 x Colony 5
      • 4 x Colony 10
      • 2 x Colony 20
      • 12 x Death Star 1
      • 5 x Death Star 3
      • 7 x Command Posts
      • 15 x Task Force (A-O)

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Stellar Conquest
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Avalon Hill Edition
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Artist: Winchell Chung, Dale Sheaffer
Year: 1984
Product Code: 859
Size: Avalon Hill Bookcase
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Metagaming Boxed version Third printing
Publisher: Metagaming
Artist: Winchell Chung, Frank Kelly Freas, Brian Wilson
Year: 1979
Size: 11.75 x 9.00 x 1.90 inches
1.21 pounds
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Metagaming First bagged edition
Publisher: Metagaming
Artist: Frank Kelly Freas
Year: 1975
Size: 11.00 x 8.50 x 0.30 inches
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0 Stellar Conquest. Reglas en castellano.
Spanish translation of the rules.
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2015-03-24
4 Updated Counters
I wanted some updated, nicer-looking counters that retained the 70's-era SciFi aesthetic from the original game. These are based somewhat on the Avalon Hill counters but I simplified the ship icons. I think they turned out nice. The only ones I'm a little unhappy with are the Death Stars. Suggestions welcome for those.
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2014-12-09
5 Digital Map - similar to Metagaming version
2 versions of the map: one with colored stars and one without (for use with the variable spectral class variant)
English
2014-12-09
1 Stellar conquest (règles en français)
Rules translated into French
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2014-02-16
2 Stellar conquest - Player record sheet sample
Excel file for automatic calculation of 'record sheet' done at every fourth turn, with the example given at the end of the rulebook.
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2014-02-16
5 Turn Sequence Player Aid
Version of my Turn Sequence uploaded as MS Word 97-2003 compatible, as requested. ;)
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2012-10-21
6 New paths to universal Domination Stellar conquest variant rules from the Boardgamer magazine
obtained from the Author, Klaus Mogenson 16-01-10, with unrestricted distribution/reproduction permission. please note that the contact details at the end of this article are no longer valid. submitted article subsequently published in Volume 5, #2 (April 2000) of "The Boardgamer"
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2010-01-16
5 Stellar Conquest ... Charts, v1.1
Research, Price, and Attack charts
2008-10-02
2 Stellar Conquest ... The Star Cards, v1.1
A breakdown by color and planets of all the Star cards.
2008-10-02
3 Stellar Solo v1.xls
Play solo (General V23 #4) - track your progress here
2007-05-24
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Board Game Rank: 2511
War Game Rank: 803
Strategy Game Rank: 1002
Num Ratings: 486
Average Rating: 6.35
Standard Deviation: 1.43
Num Views: 71371
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Personal Comments: 203
Users Owning: 1140
Users Wanting: 33
Users Trading: 67 [find trade matches]
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