The Next Generation Interactive VCR Board Game - A Klingon Challenge
is a video board game
created by Decipher, Inc.
. The game is set in the Star Trek
universe, specifically on the USS Enterprise-D
. It utilizes a video tape
that runs constantly while users play the board game
portion. Events on the video tape combine with board game play to determine whether users win or lose the game. The video itself was directed by Les Landau
and contains original footage filmed on the actual Star Trek: The Next Generation
sets at Paramount Studios
The character Kavok is played by actor Robert O'Reilly
, who is famous for his role on the series as Gowron
, chancellor of the Klingon High Council
. Jonathan Frakes
contributes to the game by reprising his role as William Riker
and narrating the beginning of the videotape via log entry. This log entry sets the stage for the game play and subsequent events.
The game was originally released in 1993 with "limited edition" white box packaging but later releases had "general edition" black box packaging with updated graphics and flavor text.
The USS Enterprise-D
has docked at Starbase 74 to undergo repairs to a damaged computer core which has been causing low-level malfunctions. The ship is practically empty, because Captain Jean-Luc Picard
has granted shore leave to all personnel. The only people on the ship are the Starbase engineering team (the players) assigned to repairs.
Before the repairs are complete, Kavok, a... Read More