May the force be with you in this card game. The characters, starships, and situations of the original Star Wars trilogy come to life in Star Wars: The Card Game™. A head-to-head Living Card Game® of tactical combat and strategic planning that allows two players to wage cinematic combats between the light and dark sides of the Force. You will be able to command such legendary characters as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader.
First you must decide whether you will play as the light side – the Rebels or as the dark side – the Empire. The Rebels are up against it and must race to make tactical strikes against the Empire. The Empire works to reinforce their position of command and to wipe out the Rebels to secure total control of the galaxy. Just like in the film there is the Death Star, represented by the game’s Death Star dial. At the beginning of each turn the Empire player moves the dial, accelerating its successful strikes against the Rebels.
Time is against the Rebels, as once the dial reaches “12”, the Empire wins, wiping out the Rebels and securing the galaxy for themselves, all hope is then lost. However the Rebels can win by destroying 3 objectives that the Empire has. These are played by cards that represent a player’s mission or strategy. The difficulty here is the firepower required to get past Imperial defences. This is represented by unit cards – characters, creatures, droids, vehicles and starships that the Rebel player can use to strike against the Empire player.
There are also enhancement cards – skills, weapons and other items that will help make the units more effective in battle. Plus there are enhancement locations that will allow expansion of the play area and to accelerate strategies. This allows faster launches of starships to cause the most damage.
Just like Han Solo had tricks up his sleeve to escape the Empire at times in the films, there are Events like daring manoeuvres, special powers, disasters and traps. This all adding to the fun and thrill in playing this card game.
Will you seek to make an ally of the Force or master its power for your own purposes? Available to buy here.
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