History and specifics
In 2275, Harb Tanzer described a board game as a harmless diversion remote from reality, but James T. Kirk recalled having once played a highly emotional game of Monopoly. (TOS novel: The Wounded Sky)
In 2276, the USS Enterprise's recreation room master games computer could provide all sorts of board games, including many variants of chess such as three-dimensional chess and four-dimensional chess. (TOS - Rihannsu novel: The Empty Chair, TOS novel: Spock's World)
Also that year, Elizabeth Lense arranged a tournament of board games aboard the USS da Vinci to help new crew members integrate. In one game, Sonya Gomez was about to beat Bartholomew Faulwell. (SCE novel: Buying Time)
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A variety of licensed Star Trek-themed board games have been released.
The outcome of the final battle between Settlers and the tribe of Utta on reference stardate 2211 was determined by role-players of FASA RPG module: An Imbalance of Power by playing an accompanying board game. The game included a board and pieces representing individual Settlers as well as each of The People as a soldier or cavalry riding atop rakka.
Star Trek board games
- Conflick in the Neutral Zone (WizKids)
- Monopoly: Klingon Edition (USOpoly)
- Star Trek: Catan (Flat River Group)
- Star Trek: Expeditions (WizKids)
- Star Trek Game (1967) (Ideal Toy Company)
- Star Trek Game (1979) (Milton Bradley)
- Star Trek Game (UK) (Palitoy)
- Star Trek 50th Anniversary Risk (USOpoly)
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Game (FASA)
- Struggle for the Throne (FASA)