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A Closer Look at Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game from Asmodee


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This weekend saw a lot of Star Wars news coming out of the Star Wars Celebration, and we take a closer look at Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game from Asmodee.

A fast-paced game that brings the galaxy-spanning war between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance to your tabletop, Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game features easy-to-learn gameplay and iconic Star Wars characters including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader. This title is a battle for the galaxy that anyone can enjoy!

In the two-player game, opponents each choose a side, playing as either the Empire or the Rebels. As the game progresses, both players strengthen the power of their starting decks and work to destroy each other’s bases. The first player to destroy three of their opponent’s bases wins the game. 

Fans of the celebrated Star Wars galaxy will love the opportunity to immerse themselves in the battle of the Rebels vs. Empire. Facing friends as opponents, they step into the hobby gaming world of strategy and anticipation of future moves. With over 50 different cards to play, participants can take command of their favourite Star Wars characters, vehicles, and starships, each with thematic abilities. Multiple game sessions can also be had as players face off again and again using the vast strategic elements.

Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game also offers three unique mechanics new to the deckbuilding genre:

  1. Bases – instead of scoring points at the end of the game or reaching a hit point value, players score points throughout the game by destroying their opponent’s bases.
  2. Bounty Hunting or Sabotage – players can attack opponent’s cards to refresh available cards, while also gaining rewards. On each turn, they can decide whether to attack an enemy card, attack an enemy base, or purchase a faction’s cards. 
  3. The Balance of the Force – control the Force to gain powerful advantages. Balance of the Force track adds an extra tug-of-war to gameplay!

The easy to learn, two-player format makes Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game a great introduction to hobby gaming and resonates with both current discovery table top game players looking for that next step into their hobby, and Star Wars fanatics regardless of their gaming experience. 

Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game is a really fun game and is a must for any Star Wars fan! You won’t be disappointed.

Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game is aimed at players aged 14+ and is available now priced around £34.99.

You can learn more from the Asmodee website.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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