Traveller Deluxe Edition is a boxed set intended to make the Traveller system even easier to play and understand, and was designed more with the new player or beginner in mind than those looking for greater intricacies and complexities.
William A. Barton reviewed Traveller Deluxe Edition in The Space Gamer No. 44. Barton commented that "Deluxe Traveller is an excellent addition to the Traveller line – especially for the new player and referee. And even the old-timer Travellers who want the second edition rules wouldn't go far wrong by going the extra price for the deluxe edition."
Andy Slack reviewed Deluxe Edition Traveller for White Dwarf #27, giving it an overall rating of 10 out of 10 for newcomers (but only a 4 for old hands), and stated that "the basics of characters, combat, ships, trade and worlds remain unchanged. While this edition provides more detail than the basic set, it doesn't supersede it ."
- Barton, William A. (October 1981). "Capsule Reviews". The Space Gamer. No. 44. Steve Jackson Games. pp. 29–30.
- Slack, Andy (October–November 1981). "Open Box". White Dwarf. No. 27. Games Workshop. p. 11.