There is a dizzying amount of Star Wars board games. Spanning decades and publishers, good and bad, you could spend entire gaming weekends playing nothing but Star Wars and just scratch the surface. Covering just the contemporary Star Wars landscape, here's a guide to the best board games Star Wars has to offer based on what your gaming preferences are.For tacticians: Star Wars: X-WingGet the core set hereThose who like to test their quick thinking skills and small-unit tactics will love the dogfighting skirmishes of the X-Wing Miniatures Game. It's a game that does tactics brilliantly without a grid using clever movement templates based on a ship's heading and speed. Plus, the lovely miniatures are sculpted with a kind of fidelity that'll make you proud to display your collection when you're not playing—no painting skills required.Actions are scripted out each round, with your ships and your opponents' ships then taking whatever movement they were assigned. It leads to brilliant … [Read more...] about Find the best Star Wars board game for you
Star wars rpg
Right alongside the release of Star Wars Legion (which we reviewed here), Fantasy Flight Games released six unit expansion packs to aid you in the battle against the rebels (or the Galactic Empire, if you enjoy playing the rebel scum). The packs released in the 1st Wave are: 74-Z Speeder Bikes Unit Expansion Stormtroopers Unit Expansion AT-ST Unit Expansion AT-RT Unit Expansion Rebel Troopers Unit Expansion T-47 Airspeeder Unit Expansion FFG also released dice and movement & range ruler packs that add additional accessories to those in your core set. Four of these unit packs include the same troop options included in the core box, they just offer additional versions of these in order to expand your ‘force’ options (or allow you to rain down more inexplicably inaccurate fire in attempt to bring balance to the dice odds). The AT-ST and T-47 Airspeeder units, however, are brand new heavy unit options that allow you to bring a huge punch to the battle. We’ll talk … [Read more...] about Star Wars Legion Wave 1 Unit Expansions Review – Speeders, Walkers and Mobile Weapons Platforms
Fantasy Flight Games have a long history with tabletop gaming in the Star Wars IP. They already have every other type of tabletop gaming covered with card games; dice games; role-playing games; X-Wing; which allows you to re-enact the space skirmish warfare that Star Wars is famous for; Armada, which took those space battles to a bigger scale and allowed you to play out entire fleet battles; and Imperial Assault, which combined a board game with roleplaying game elements and allowed to you fight small skirmish missions on the tabletop. With Star Wars Legion, Fantasy Flight Games are moving Star Wars fully into the wargaming hobby genre. There are several different groups of people that are going to be interested in this product, each for their own reasons, but we’re going to look at this product in three areas: The hobby side (the models themselves) As a stand-alone core box product (for those who want to dip in but not commit long term) The wargaming side (how the product … [Read more...] about Star Wars Legion Core Set Review – Pick Dark or Light and Go to War!
In a perfect world, Star Wars Battlefront 2 would have been known for its gorgeous graphics, exciting gameplay, and an enjoyable single-player campaign. In the real world, any positives the game had going for it were quickly overshadowed by accusations of predatory and extreme implementation of lootboxes. Publisher EA is taking steps to remedy that, and changes are set to go live on March 21. But now that the game has been out for several months, is it too little, too late? Let's take a look at what's changing in the Battlefront 2 Progression Update. Linear progression In our Battlefront 2 review, we called the game's progression system "confusing". In the original version of the game, players progressed through a combination of Star Cards (of which there were two types and four levels of rarity), character XP, and three different currencies. It was overstuffed and under explained, resulting in many players feeling like they weren't really moving upward at all. Maybe sideways, but not … [Read more...] about After heavy criticism, Star War Battlefront 2 lootboxes go cosmetic only
The Force Awakens wasn't the first attempt to continue the story of the Skywalker family. The original Star Wars sequel trilogy actually launched way back in 1991, although you'd be forgiven for missing it--after all, it debuted in bookstores, not the local theater.Now that The Last Jedi has split the Star Wars community in two, some fans have proposed that Disney should have brought author Timothy Zahn's Thrawn books--the original Star Wars sequel trilogy--to the big screen instead of introducing viewers to Rey, Finn, Poe and the rest. But those books are decades old. Would they really be better than Lucasfilms' newest efforts? And what makes them so popular, anyway?It's all a matter of timing.Reanimating a dead universeIt's hard to imagine these days, when every year brings a new Star Wars movie and a truckload of spin-off media, but in the early '90s Star Wars was effectively dead. In the '80s, Lucasfilm had tried to keep the franchise alive with animated series like Droids and … [Read more...] about The Star Wars Books Fans Wish Disney Had Done Instead Of The Last Jedi