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Catalyst Game Labs Battletech Essentials Board Game

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$24.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Quick-Start Rules booklet
  • 2 high-quality, fully-assembled (unpainted) plastic miniatures
  • Punchboard including additionally playing pieces as well as terrain
  • 18” x 22” full color, double-sided game map
  • Instant Guide to the Inner sphere
  • 24-page fiction novella
  • 4 Record sheets
  • 4 MechWarrior cards
  • Solaris VII Arena Map Rules sheet

Description

Strap into your BattleMech's cockpit and charge into the most important fight of your life! Soldiers from across the Inner Sphere are drawn to the Game World of Safaris VII, where they seek glory, fame, and fortune in live-fire arena combat, before rotating back to their empires' fields of battle. Yet only the best and most aggressive gladiators will succeed. Will you claw your way to the top of the leaderboards and be immortalized for all time, or will you go down in flames to the sound of thunderous applause.
Suggested Age: 14 Years and Up
Type of Game: Role Playing Games
Playing Time: 2 or More Hours
CPSC Choking Hazard Warnings: Choking_hazard_small_parts
Number of Players: 2 Players
Educational Focus: Creative Thinking, Problem Solving
Includes: Figures, Tokens, Cards, Game Mat, Instructions
Package type: Full Game
Material: Cardstock Paper, Paper, Cardboard
Battery: No Battery Used
Street Date: June 18, 2023
TCIN: 88275088
UPC: 810123690091
Item Number (DPCI): 087-10-1372
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 2 inches length x 9.4 inches width x 11.6 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 22.4 pounds

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4.9 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
100% would recommend
12 recommendations
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5

Great intro set

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
RDS - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
The Battletech Essentials game delivers a great entry level set up with a gladiatorial arena match between two Solaris Games legends. The mech figures provided are excellent and the cardboard standies given allow even more mech opponents. The $20 certificate to Catalyst Game Labs stores will allow you to reduce the purchase price of additional mechs or the more advanced rulebook.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great Entry into Game

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Bosefius - 5 months ago
Battletech is a long time game, seeing an amazing resurgence. The Battletech Essentials box is a new product, and a great jumping off point. Be warned, there is a 40+ year collection of game lore and history hiding just below the surface.
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An excellent Battletech starter

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
DM - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
A fantastic way to start playing Battletech, and it comes with a coupon for the Catalyst web store!
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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A great (re)introduction

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
JimmyRay - 9 months ago
The miniatures and map are excellent, and the intro rules are a clear and easy way to introduce a new player to the rich lore of the game, or re-introduce someone who wants to get back into it.
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Finally, Battletech!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Christian Goldenlok - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
I can’t wait till more people get this box in their hands
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Amazing game!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jim - 11 months ago
I just recently got into battletech and highly reccomend this for people just getting into the game. If you have fun and wanna invest more go with a game of armord combat box next!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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A great way to get started

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Voodoolou Kerensky - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
This box introduces the arena world of Solaris VII to new and experienced players. A great way to get started while entertaining for fans who know the lore of the game.
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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A Dream Come True

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Metal Storm - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Never in my life would I have thought Target of all places would carry Battletech stuff. This is a great time for long-time players like myself. I sincerely hope we see more Battletech merchandise at Target in the future! The Battletech Essentials box set includes everything a new player needs to jump right into the game. It not only provides the rules in a somewhat simplified format so as not to overwhelm a new player, but also provides enough of the background of the Battletech Universe to help entice players to learn more about the vast lore and history of the setting. Older players like myself will appreciate the build quality of the miniatures and the exclusive novella by Michael Stackpole. Overall a great product and I highly recommend everyone grab a copy today!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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A Good Start

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Ryan - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Good starting place to dip your toes Battletech. Comes with a nice coupon to help you with your next step
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Excellent Starter Pack

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
- 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Overall CGL did an excellent job on this. But if you are buying this expecting the Yen Lo Wang and Legend Killer - Don't. You get a CN9-A with a claw and RFL-3N You feature the Yen Lo Wang and the Legend Killer - where are the sheets for this?
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great Introductory Set

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Seth - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Battletech is a great game! This is a good set to get started or for collecting the miniatures. Fun to learn while still being challenging. Find a local group and join up!
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Excellent starter set!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Paul - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is a great buy for those just getting into Battletech or for those wanting to get limited edition mechs for their collection.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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