A game for 2-4 players
Play time around 45 - 60 Min
Designer: Patrick Marino, Andrew Wolf
This box, got the following components in it:
1 Custom-sculpted Darth Vader
1 Deployment Zone Tile
4 Team Deployment Tokens
51 Asset Cards
4 Team Base/Summary Cards
15 Custom-sculpted Rebellion Dice
1 Darth Vader Die
1 Death Star Die
30 Alliance Tokens
60 Damage Counters
30 Death Star Operation Counters
1 Death Star Centerpiece Tile
6 Death Star Component Tiles
Let’s get it to the table
Each player first chooses a Team Base Card with the starting Rebel and with the matching token. Then collect the starting dice, that you see on the base card.
When you’re ready to play get the Death Star Centerpiece tile with the six Death Star Component Tiles nested into the Death Star Centerpiece. Then you place
the Death Star Operation Counters (yellow) nearby.
Place the Deployment Zone Tile with Darth Vader between all the players. Then decide if you want to play an ‘easy ’ game or more difficult game, the easy game got 7 Imperials. By increasing this number till 11, the more difficult the game will be. After choosing the amount of Imperials, you shuffle all the assets cards into a deck and place it near the Deployment zone. You can place the Damage Counters nearby the Deployment Zone.
When everything is ready, then you deal out 9 of the Asset Cards, 3 on each of the location.
Operation Counters to the
The Dark Side Die, on the left you see the
Death Star and on
the right the Darth Vader.
The 4 different type of dice, each of them also got a symbol that counds for 2 symbols.
6 examples of Rebel Cards, below the picture of this
Rebel you see what type of combinations you need to
recruit this Rebel. Below you see the ability of this Rebel.
2 examples of Imperial cards, on the left a Scout Trooper that can be destroyed by 2 damage counters and on the right a Death Trooper that can also be destroyed by 2 damage counters. On the bottom you see what type of combinations you need to put a damage counter on this Imperial card.
You also see an ability what kind of action this Imperial card does when Darth Vader is on this location.
Weight: 2/ 5
My rating: 🎲🎲🎲🎲🎲🎲🎲🎲
Weight: 2/ 5
My rating: 8 out of 10 dices
It is a very nice game but certainly a difficult game. The challenge is really to strengthen your own base team as quickly as possible by recruiting Rebels. But also as soon as there is a Imperial card on the table, to beat it as quickly as possible. we have won just once in a while, but losing is also a possibility. Before you know it, the Death Star is complete and you have lost.
For example in our first game, we’ve defeated in the beginning 5 Imperials but then it took a while before the next Imperial popped up on the table so Dark Vader had enough time to destroy a lot of our Rebels. But just in time 2 Imperials were placed on the table and we nearly defeated them and won our first game. It’s really a game that you can play often because you can choose a new Base team but also you can choose your own Rebels for in your team and sometimes you can make it a bit harder by choosing for the stronger Rebels which can be tricky if you don't have enough dice.
This game is only available in European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) countries.
What I really like?
- Very great quality of the components
- nice artwork, you can also combine the different Star Wars Rebels
- very interesting gameplay
What could be better?
I found it very difficult to say something that could be better, but if I had to name 2 points for improvement, then it would be:
- I would prefer a better inlay for the components
- More Imperials so you can also make it more difficult by choosing for stronger Rebels instead of just more Rebels.
I want to thank Ross Thompson from The OP Games Usaopoly for letting me review this game! Take a look at their website for more awesome games!