"The more you tighten your grasp, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers." –Leia Organa™
Star Wars™: Rebellion is a board game of epic conflict between the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance for two to four players!
Experience the Galactic Civil War like never before. In Star Wars™: Rebellion, you control the entire Galactic Empire or the fledgling Rebel Alliance. You must command starships, account for troop movements, and rally systems to your cause. Featuring more than 150 plastic miniatures and two game boards that account for thirty-two of the Star Wars™ galaxy's most notable systems, Star Wars™: Rebellion features a scope that is as large and sweeping as any Star Wars™ game before it.
Yet for all its grandiosity, Star Wars™: Rebellion remains intensely personal, cinematic, and heroic. As much as your success depends upon the strength of your starships, vehicles, and troops, it depends upon the individual efforts of such notable characters as Leia Organa™, Mon Mothma™, Grand Moff Tarkin™, and Emperor Palpatine™. As civil war spreads throughout the galaxy, these leaders are invaluable to your efforts, and the secret missions they attempt will evoke many of the most inspiring moments from the classic trilogy. You might send Luke Skywalker™ to receive Jedi training on Dagobah™ or have Darth Vader™ spring a trap that freezes Han Solo™ in carbonite!
- 1 game board (split in 2 halves)
- 153 (really cool!) plastic miniatures
- 25 leaders (with stands)
- 10 custom dice
- Over 170 cards
- 1 Learn to Play Booklet
- 1 Rules Reference
The Year's Must-Have Star Wars Board Game
If you love Star Wars, and you like board games, Star Wars: Rebellion is a must-have purchase. No other board game comes close to its blend of epic, large-scale conflict and cinematic personality. Reviewers have all taken different approaches, but they have been fairly unanimous on three points: The game is fun, it is truly epic, and it is distinctly Star Wars.
"Star Wars: Rebellion works because it nails that unmistakable Star Wars feeling, in which pulp action meets sci-fi grandeur, and larger-than-life heroes play out their relationships against a galactic backdrop." –Game Informer
"Star Wars: Rebellion is beautiful, it’s big, it’s tense, it’s interesting, and it is unquestionably Star Wars in a box. And perhaps most importantly, it’s just really fun." –Shut Up & Sit Down
"One of the biggest board games in Star Wars history." –Polygon
"This was a grand slam from Fantasy Flight. They are doing the Star Wars IP much justice. Very well done." –The Dice Tower
"If you like Star Wars, or are looking for an interesting game to play with one or more of your friends, this has got to go on your list." –Geek & Sundry
|Average Rating (2 Reviews): |
Saturday, 24 October 2020 | Robert
Star wars in a box. Great game, complicated at first but soon got the hang of it.
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Is THIS your rebel base??? lol
Thursday, 22 November 2018 | John
We've played this nearly 10 times now as both a 2 and 4 player game, and it still doesn't get old.
The game is finely balanced - As the Empire it seems like you're never going to find the pesky rebel base, or if you do they'll move it before you can get your fleet there. As the rebels you're in constant fear that the imperials are about to find your base at any moment and totally annihilate you (and possibly the planet you're standing on if they rock up in the DeathStar)...
This seems like it is primarily a 2 player game, and on paper the 4 player game seems a bit bolted on ("hey, if we get them to split the roles we could call it a 4 player game") - but in practice the 4 player works well as the banter, bluffing and passing secret messages to each other makes it more fun. Personally, I prefer it as a 4 player.
Totally Epic Awesomeness!
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