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1974
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1 − 3
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Best with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
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StarForce 'Alpha Centauri': Interstellar Conflict in the 25th Century
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StarForce 'Alpha Centauri': Interstellar Conflict in the 25th Century – Designer's Edition
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From the box:

The game is a simulation of events within a conjectural future history. It is played on a map which displays 74 star sytems in a three-dimensional "sphere" of space measuring roughly 40 light years in diameter, with our home system at the center. A grid of hexagons printed over the map is used to regulate movement and position of pieces.

The pieces in the game represent groups of four interstellar spaceships (StarForces) and space stations (StarGates). Each Player maneuvers his pieces (via Stellar Shifting) to engage those of the enemy. Battles take place when units are in the same three-dimensional position. The total variable strengths of the involved units are compared. The attacking Player consults a simple probability table to determine the outcome of each battle. Movement is plotted and executed simultaneously. The game proceeds this way (for a specified number of turns) as the players try to achieve the objectives set forth in the rules. No prior knowledge is required to play the game - just a little ingenuity and common sense."


Part of the StarForce Trilogy box set, along with Outreach and StarSoldier. There are also special rules to use Starsoldier as a tactical game for StarForce.

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Contents:

  • 22"x34", mounted star map
  • 200 die-cut cardboard playing pieces
  • One rules folder
  • One Simultaneous Movement Plotting Pad
  • One plastic storage tray


In Pledge Program for re-release by Decision Games.


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Publisher: SPI (Simulations Publications, Inc.)
Artist: Redmond A. Simonsen
Year: 1974
Size: 14.75 x 11.75 x 1.00 inches
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Publisher: SPI (Simulations Publications, Inc.)
Artist: Redmond A. Simonsen
Year: 1974
Product Code: U0660
Size: 11.50 x 9.00 x 2.00 inches
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Publisher: SPI (Simulations Publications, Inc.)
Artist: Redmond A. Simonsen
Year: 1974
Product Code: HSF-771
Size: 11.50 x 9.00 x 2.10 inches
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Artist: Redmond A. Simonsen
Year: 1974
Product Code: HSF-771
Size: 11.62 x 9.00 x 2.00 inches
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11 Player Aids
Three player aids to make the game easier to play and learn. All files are for the basic game. Includes a turn summary, a combat strength chart, and a chart for movement distances and capacities.
English
2010-03-22
7 3dhelper just getting started
The GWAS players use Excel extensively to help play the game. I have a hard time getting the 3d in my head and since you all are going to make me play the tactical game, I am going to need help visualizing. No code, just some charts I remembered from graphics class.
English
2009-11-13
8 SPI Simultaneous Movement Plotting Chart
A scan of the SiMov form used in StarForce.
2008-11-08
6 Starforce_Scenario_100_Follow-Up_Errata.pdf
From issue #22 of Moves magazine. It has a table that was left out of the original article and two rule clarifications.
2006-12-09
8 StarForce Scenario 100 - The Outleap.pdf
Scenario 100 - The Outleap scenario from Moves magazine
2004-08-07
15 StarForce Rules of Play.pdf
StarForce Rules of Play English PDF
2003-08-03
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