In Star Trek [Deck Building Game]: The Original Series, players take on the role of Captain of a salvaged Starship. They will search for new allies such as Kirk, Spock, and other famous Characters, and Explore space to complete Missions and overcome Events.
The game features two separate scenarios of play:
- Explorations [Free For All]: Explore Space to complete Missions and Encounter Events.
- Infection Explorations [Free For All]: Take on some of the most dangerous and lethal Infections, Diseases, and Viruses in the universe while completing difficult Missions and Events. Do you have what it takes to keep your crew alive?
Star Trek [Deck Building Game]: The Original Series features new Basic Character Effects that can be transferred to any of the other Star Trek [Deck Building Game]s for a new experience; the new "Handheld" keyword, which is found on some Maneuvers that need a Character to hold them to be used; and new Draft Mission cards that give players a set of hidden Missions that only they can complete from the start of the game.
In 2014 Publisher Bandai sent a public note communicating that they will not to produce any of Star Trek: Deck Building games, having abandoned the game definitely.