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Star Wars the Queen's Gambit
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When you first look over the rather lengthy rule book (18 pages, I believe), you may feel a bit daunted. But the rules are actually very well written, and are accompanied by many pictures and examples to help you understand. For a two player game, one of you plays the bad guys (the Trade Federation) and the other plays the good guys (the Naboo). For a four player game, you play as two teams of two. Just like at the end of the movie, there are four battles going on simultaneously: 1) the Jedi Duel between Obi-Wan and Qui Gon, and Darth Maul, 2) the Space Battle, wherein Anakin is heading up to destroy the Droid Control Ship, 3) the Theed Palace Battle, wherein the Naboo are trying to take back their palace and the droids of the Trade Federation are trying to stop them, and finally 4) the Battlefield, where the Gungans, under the momentary protection of their shield, are facing off against the Trade Federation's droids.
The actual play mechanics are very simple. Everything proceeds through card play. The cards tell you which groups/characters in which battle you can move and attack with. Also, some special cards give your armies special abilities (for instance, certain cards will double the number of spaces that certain characters can be moved during that turn, while others, like the precious Use the Force card, allow you to play extra cards on your turn). In a two player game, each of you starts out with ten cards.Read more ›
The game balance is incredible, partly due to the random nature of the cards. Out of the 20 games I've played/seen, only 1 was a blowout. The others all went down to the wire. The excitment level in this game is excellent.
One thing the previous reviewer wrote that does differ from my experience is the time involved. The games normally take between 45 minutes to 2 hours. 4 hours may have been for the very first game when everyone was learning the rules.
I am very impressed by this release by AH/Hasbro. If this says anything about future titles, I will be a loyal customer for years to come.
I cannot recommend this game enough.
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Not that anyone in their right mind would, but save your $1000. It's being reworked! The link to BGG is here...[...]Published 15 months ago by Chris1978
I have played many games in my life time. few are as enjoyable to play as this game. all of the materials in the game are of good quality. Read morePublished on April 30, 2002