Latest starter kit for BattleTech, one of the biggest names in board games, is now available for pre-order exclusively at Target. The $24.99 BattleTech Essentials The box includes everything you need to play, providing an affordable entry point into the larger BattleTech franchise. Catalyst Game Labs plans to ship pre-orders, and the game will be available in Target stores on June 18.
The Essentials box includes two pre-assembled models available out of the box, plus a two-sided map, dice, a quick start guide, reference cards, and some additional materials to help you get started. Up to speed in the BattleTech world.
The BattleTech Essentials combo box with a pair of starter kits is already available from Catalyst Game Labs, providing more options for both experienced players and beginners. If you need more documents, $24.99 BattleTech: A Beginner’s Box comes with a pair of miniature, unpainted BattleMechs, an 18 x 22 inch two-sided game map, dice, a scoreboard, and some extras.
BattleTech: Armored Fighting Game offers a more all-encompassing experience, packing seven minis along with a pair of double-sided 18 x 22-inch maps, scoreboards, pilot cards, and lots of extras to introduce you to the Inner Sphere. The core box normally costs $59.99, but you can pick one up now at Amazon or Walmart for about 48 dollars.
The coolest part about these starters is that there’s very little overlap in terms of what’s in each box. Meaning you won’t end up with duplicate mini cards or reference cards if you decide to invest in other sets at a later date.