On May 24, a spin-off of the Star Wars cinematic universe will be released, which will be dedicated to the young Han Solo. To celebrate this occasion, we are publishing the top 10 best Star Wars board games in our opinion. Naturally, this top will not count franchise games (for example, Carcassonne Star Wars and Monopoly Star Wars). Let’s get started!
10. Star Wars Legion
This game came out only recently and it is difficult to draw far-reaching conclusions about it. However, at the moment this game is still damp and cannot claim more. I think that over time it may well even climb into the top three, but now, it still looks undeveloped. The game itself is a solid wargame about foot battles based on events in a galaxy far, far away. We are waiting for the further development of the system and keep our fingers crossed so that this series turns out, in the end, not worse than other games presented in this top.
- A miniatures game of thrilling infantry battles for 2 players
- Enter the Star Wars universe with iconic characters like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker
- Innovative mechanics for ordering your troops simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle
9. Star Wars TCG and Star Wars CCG
Closer to the mid-90s, the TCG Magic The Gathering appeared on the market, which literally became a new word in board games. Many tried to compete with her, but most did not succeed. But Star Wars CCG was able to, taking over a fairly large market share and becoming the best Star Wars board game at the time. After the rights to publish Star Wars games passed to Wizards of The Coast, its sequel TCG was released, which however turned out to be just a copy of MTG, adjusted for the universe.
8. Star Wars: The Card Game
Unlike the previous two games, which were CCGs, this game is LCD. At one time, it was very popular and could compete with other representatives of the genre (Game of Thrones, Android). However, time put everything in its place, and the game ended up being weaker than its competitors. It is still officially supported, but Deluxe sets have not been released for a very long time, and most likely the game will be closed soon. But, definitely, she found her players and admirers.
7. Star Wars: Queen’s Gambit
One of the most unusual games presented in this collection. Published by Avalon Hill, Queen’s Gambit is an out-of-the-box 3D wargame dedicated to the events that took place at the end of the first MCU episode. The game was warmly received by players and is still revered by fans of the universe as one of the best adaptations. She is also a collector’s item of pride among fans of a galaxy far, far away.
6. Star Wars: Epic Duels
One of the games ahead of its time. Around the same time, Milton Bradley released two games that used the same mechanics. One was based on Transformers, and the other was based on Star Wars. The game was a tactical battle between the heroes of Star Wars, in which each character had his own unique deck of cards. Also, like the previous game, it is a collectible item of pride among fans of the universe.
5. Star Wars: Miniatures Game
This game used the mechanics of the beloved by many Dungeon and Dragons Miniatures Game, which at some point was considered the benchmark and the most popular CMG, with which only the CMG in the Star Wars universe could compete. Wild popularity at the peak, many sets and interesting tactical battles – all this was inherent in this game. Also, the authors made an attempt to make a skirmish about space battles, which used the same mechanics and received the subtitle Starship Battles, but something went wrong and the game was closed after the first set.
4. Star Wars: Armada and Star Wars: Destiny
To accommodate all the games that were originally planned, we decided to put two games at once in fourth place.
Star Wars: Armada. Beautiful, strategy game about space battles in the universe of star wars, which takes us into the thick of things with huge ships. The publisher of this game, like all the following ones, was FFG. This game was good in many ways, but still it could not get out of the shadow of its older brother … which you can read about a little later.
Star Wars: Destiny. With this game, FFG showed everyone how to properly make cube games with a booster distribution system. She won the hearts of fans of this series, and many consider it the best and deepest board in the Star Wars universe. True, it was not without criticism. Many have criticized starters, saying they are out of balance.
- The perfect entry into Star Wars roleplaying for all aspiring Jedi!
- Features a complete learn-as-you-go adventure that guides you through the rules even as you participate in its unfolding story
- Pre-generated character folios come with all the information players need to interact with the story and each other
- Fourteen custom dice allow you to jump right into game play, advancing your story with every roll
- Serves as a launching pad for future adventures, complete with suggestions
3. Star Wars: Rebellion
And so we got to the top three games. Yes, some will be surprised that this game was only in third place, and did not lead our top. We think this game is beautiful in every sense. However, those that are higher, in our opinion, turned out to be more diverse and have more stood the test of time. This game is based on the classic film saga trilogy (episodes 4-6) and offers a battle between the Empire and the Ostanes. This game has been well received by players and is currently the highest rated Star Wars-based game on boardgamegeek.com, ranking 6th.
- A board game of epic conflict between the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance for 2 – 4 players “
- A classic Star Wars experience, in which the actions of a few heroes (or villains) decide the fate of the galaxy “
- Contains more than 150 plastic miniatures to represent your military forces
2. Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
This game has become a real hit all over the world. And even in Russia in Russia, there were constantly (and it seems like they are still being held) tournaments that gathered a huge number of people. This game is about tactical battles. It was in the shadow of this game that Armada turned out to be, which was good, but X-Wing, perhaps in everything, or almost in everything, was superior to it. One of the features of this game, for which the fans loved it very much, was the fact that the scale of the ships in the whole game is the same and does not change from miniature to miniature.
- Size: Standard
- For 2 players
- Ages 14+
- Game play takes 30 to 45 minutes
- Instructions and game materials are in English
1. Star Wars: Imperial Assault
And the winner! Star Wars Imperial Assault. Many predicted for this game the role of Descent’s replacement and the fact that it would not be able to leave the shadow of the eminent progenitor. But that didn’t happen. Imperial Assault turned out to be a great game, which, thanks to a number of innovations over Descent, has received many game modes and a huge interest from the fans. Add to this the fact that at the time of release this game was the best launch in the history of FFG and we get just a super-game, which not only turned out to be cool, but also came out at the right time and in the right place. In our opinion, absolutely deserved first place.
- A strategy board game that offers two distinct ways to play with your friends.
- Experience an engrossing narrative campaign that unfolds across multiple missions.
- Play the head-to-head skirmish mode with a single friend, testing your tactical acumen as you lead your strike team to victory.
- Play fully cooperative Imperial Assault campaigns with the free 3egenKs of the (lliance app.
- Enjoy two complete games in the Star Wars universe – the campaign game and the skirmish game
- Play as a hero of the Rebellion, or command limitless squads of storm troopers, Imperial officers, and massive AT-ST walkers
- A thrilling campaign contains over thirty missions, ensuring that the campaign is never the same
- Muster a team of soldiers and iconic characters in skirmish mode and battle over crucial objectives