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Old 24-01-2016, 09:55   #1
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So Star Wars: Risk is actually surprisingly good!

Primarily because it's nothing much like Risk at all, and Hasbo seem to be using the brand to shift copies.

We got together last night for a session, with the intention of playing Dead of Winter but a friend bought Star Wars: Risk round and we ended up just playing that all evening.

Because there were 4 of us, it became a team of 2vs2 as it's Rebels vs the Empire and the game is based around the Battle of Endor so you have a battle with ships in the middle of the game board (Tie Fighters/Super Star Destroyer vs X-wings, Y-Wings, B-wings & Millenium Falcon) - These are the traditional risk sized plastic molds.

But also on the left side of the board you also have Vader vs Luke and on the right side you have the Rebels trying to shut down the shield generator.

These are essentially both countdown timers - e.g you need to use roll dice to drop Vader or Lukes health down to zero or (if you are Rebels) climb up the 'Shield Generator' track using dice rolls to beat a a number on the board - when you get to the end you can then attack the Death Star.

Anyway, we had 4 very close games and it was fast paced and really fun. There isn't huge tactical differences between each game, and the obvious thing for Rebels to do seemed to be to go after Vader on the side board and 'Redeem' him (using a card) - Which then immediately gives you 5 bonus cards to use to issue more orders.

Recommended though, and it's 10+ so pretty easy to pick up for young teens.
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Thanks. I'd probably never have given this a second glance were it not for this, as I have risk... If I see it cheap then may grab it
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I'm even more annoyed I couldn't find a cheap copy in Tescos now Still..... I have two other versions of Star Wars Risk to go at
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Primarily because it's nothing much like Risk at all, and Hasbo seem to be using the brand to shift copies.

We got together last night for a session, with the intention of playing Dead of Winter but a friend bought Star Wars: Risk round and we ended up just playing that all evening.

Because there were 4 of us, it became a team of 2vs2 as it's Rebels vs the Empire and the game is based around the Battle of Endor so you have a battle with ships in the middle of the game board (Tie Fighters/Super Star Destroyer vs X-wings, Y-Wings, B-wings & Millenium Falcon) - These are the traditional risk sized plastic molds.

But also on the left side of the board you also have Vader vs Luke and on the right side you have the Rebels trying to shut down the shield generator.

These are essentially both countdown timers - e.g you need to use roll dice to drop Vader or Lukes health down to zero or (if you are Rebels) climb up the 'Shield Generator' track using dice rolls to beat a a number on the board - when you get to the end you can then attack the Death Star.

Anyway, we had 4 very close games and it was fast paced and really fun. There isn't huge tactical differences between each game, and the obvious thing for Rebels to do seemed to be to go after Vader on the side board and 'Redeem' him (using a card) - Which then immediately gives you 5 bonus cards to use to issue more orders.

Recommended though, and it's 10+ so pretty easy to pick up for young teens.
Hey - fancy beefing this up to a full review to post on Geek:Life @ The Digital Fix?
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I have the planetary Star Wars Risk and it sounds nothing like this. Is a great game though.

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