Stackable plastic ships in the current edition

Ships (tokens prior to the Avalon Hill edition) are the basic unit of a player's presence on a planet and in an encounter. Generally, having more ships on a planet or in the hyperspace gate is better than not having as much. Each player starts the game with four of his or her ships on each of his or her home planets; the object of the game is to land these ships on their opponents' planets. When ships are lost, they go to the warp, after which they may not be used until retrieved through Regroup, rewards, or a game effect such as Mobius Tubes.