BattleTech Beginner Box

This article is about one specific product. For the series of game boxes that served as the core BattleTech product, and its iterations over time, see BattleTech boxed set.
BattleTech: Beginner Box
Product information
Type Core Game Set
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code CAT35020
First published 23 January 2019
MSRP $19.99
Era Succession Wars era
Preceded by BattleTech Introductory Box Set
Followed by BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat


The BattleTech: Beginner Box is a physical game box containing the necessary pieces, papers, and material to serve as an introduction to the tabletop version of BattleTech. The boxed set is a more compact, lower-priced introduction that complements the fuller BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat boxed set. In 2022, the BattleTech Beginner Box, Second Edition superseded this edition.

From the back cover[edit]

"Deployment in three... two... one...

The commline abuzz with pre-battle orders.

The pounding rhythm of a metal titan on the prowl.

The shifting glow of your BattleMech's controls spread before you.

Then the abrupt tone-lock of incoming fire wails in your cockpit as missiles, autocannon shells and lasers fall like Thor's hammer against your armor. Seize your 'Mech's controls, draw its weapons into line, and unleash a hellish response!

BattleTech is the world's greatest armored combat game, filled with a myriad of epic stories and gaming experiences to satiate any player; miniatures to RPG play, hobby painting to fiction, and beyond. The BattleTech Beginner Box is the first step on that fantastic journey and includes everything you need to get started; two high-quality miniatures, quick-start rules, a mapsheet, cards to represent your MechWarrior's unique skills, dice and more.

Do you have what it takes to plant the banner of victory and be a legend? Leap into the action and find out!"


  • Two high-quality, fully assembled (unpainted) miniatures
  • 18″ x 22″ full-color game map (double-sided: Desert #1 and Grasslands #1)
  • Die-cut 'Mech & terrain tokens
  • Quick-start Rules
  • Universe booklet
  • 24-page fiction novella Golden Rule
  • Record Sheets
  • Four double-sided MechWarrior pilot Cards
Drake Hawkins / Sigtrygg Poulsen
Emeka Kalu / Jia Yawen
Erik Stendahl / Maksim Kuznetsov
Zhen Zheng / Devon Coyne
  • Six-sided dice (two)