Tabletop Spotlight: Star Trek Ascendancy


The Tabletop Spotlight is on Star Trek Ascendancy!

The time of Ascendancy is here! That’s right BoLS Readers – Star Trek Ascendancy is out and about in stores now. Our friends at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought over a copy to show off!

Some of you may recall that we got our hands on Ascendancy at GenCon and already did a full unboxing and overview. So why are repeating? Because it’s out in stores! This game is a lot of fun and offers a ton of replay value. We’ve talked at length in our previous article about why we liked it, so I won’t repeat all that here. I do want to re-interate that the Space Lanes are really what make this game shine in my mind. The ability to change the board around and make it different every game is cool. Not to mention all the strategic advantage you’ll have by being the first to explore!

I’ve also talked about how this game has multiple avenues to victory. In one game, we had the Klingon Player win a Culture Victory, which kind of blew us away. Now, conversely, we were only playing with 3 players so a Military Victory is pretty difficult. I think once you add in more players and races to the game the odds for a Military Victory go up as there are more home planets to attack and conquer.



Overall, I really like this game and I really want to get my hands on the expansions too. I think Gale Force Nine has a good game on their hands and I hope they are able to put out more products for it. You KNOW they are sitting on the Borg and the Gorn – who else are they going to bust out? Time will tell!

Star Trek Ascendancy


Boldly go where no one has gone before. In Star Trek™: Ascendancy, you control the great civilizations of the Galaxy, striking out from your home worlds to expand your influence and grow your civilization.  Will you journey for peace and exploration or will you travel the path of conquest and exploitation?  Command starships, establish space lanes, construct starbases, and bring other systems under your banner. With more than 200 plastic miniatures and 30 star systems representing some of the Star Trek™ Galaxy’s most notable planets and locations, Star Trek™: Ascendancy puts the fate of the Galaxy in your hands

Prime Directive? More like Prime Suggestion, amirite Captain Kirk?

  • piglette

    I love Trek

  • Severius_Tolluck

    Is it just me or does this look kinda like FFG’s Star Craft board game?