- 1 Publisher's description
- 2 Summary
- 3 References
- 4 Appendices
Publisher's description[edit | edit source]
There's a new player on the Promenade: a Ferengi shop-owner named Bokat. His Games Bazaar specializes in hard-to-find virtual reality computer games. He approaches Jake Sisko and Nog with a tempting offer to play a hot new game called the Zhodran Crystal Quest. No non-Zhodran player has ever won this game, but then Jake and Nog have the best scores on all the other games at the Games Bazaar. And Bokat is willing to bet on their ability to win the game, and -- as a result -- win Bokat a lucrative business deal with the Zhodrans.
But soon, kids all over the station are falling into comas, their minds trapped in an ever-changing game. Suddenly, it's up to Jake to go into the game and rescue them. If he wins, so does the Federation. If he loses, he'll be trapped forever in a deadly game with a very real Borg!
Summary[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Julian Bashir • Bokat • Jadzia Dax • Gaynor • Nog • Keiko O'Brien • Miles O'Brien • Odo • Rom • Rotor • Benjamin Sisko • Jake Sisko • Talarn • Tena Lin • Tommy Watson
- Referenced only
- Richard Daystrom • Dhraako • Quark • Richard I of England • Saladin • Jennifer Sisko • Storil
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Deep Space 9 • Games Bazaar • habitat ring • Infirmary • Promenade
- Referenced only
- Adirondack Mountains • Bajoran wormhole • Celestial Temple • Earth • Galactic Adventures • Gamma Quadrant • Grand Canyon • Jerusalem • Mars • Mediterranean Sea • Parliament • Temple of Light • Utopia Planitia Yards • Wolf 359 • Zhodran
Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]
Races and cultures[edit | edit source]
- Antican • Bajoran • Borg • Cardassian • Changeling • Ferengi • Human • Jorsian • Klingon • Nork • Selay • Trill • Zhodran
- Referenced only
- Andorian • Orion • Tholian • Vulcan
States and organizations[edit | edit source]
Science and technology[edit | edit source]
- biobed • biodetector • duotronic • holodeck • orb • shapeshifter • Tholian web • turbolift • turboshaft • virtual reality • weapon detector
Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]
Other references[edit | edit source]
- 1192 • 2243 • Andorian rock slug • credit • crossover bridge • Crown of Ultimate Wisdom • Crusades • Da-hahn crystal • dartboard • European • Ferengest • Ferengi Rules of Acquisition • First Crusade • gold-pressed latinum • Occupation of Bajor • pinball • Second Crusade • Third Crusade • titanium • Zhodran crystal quest
Appendices[edit | edit source]
Related media[edit | edit source]
- O'Brien mentions the events of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Lonely Among Us".
- Jake recalls the the Battle of Wolf 359 and the death of this mother in "Emissary".
- Jake and Nog recall the events of The Star Ghost.
Background[edit | edit source]
- Diana G. Gallagher commented: "On my agent's advice, I contacted Lisa Clancy, the editor, and offered a couple of ideas over the phone. I loved Trek and didn't want to pass up a chance to be part of it. I wanted to write something that would appeal to today's kids. A twentieth-century quest-type game seemed ideal. I simply expanded on the basic concept by having the 'players' mentally captured by the game. The entire writing and publishing process for Arcade was fun and basically glitchless for everyone concerned". (Voyages of Imagination, p. 691)
- Gallagher remains fond of Arcade: "because I'm a longtime fan of all the ST series and it launched my career as a media writer". 
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