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Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit


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Product Awards:  
International Gamers Awards
Best 2-Player Game Nominee, 2001

Ages Play Time Players
12+ 120 minutes 2-4

Designer(s): Craig Van Ness

Manufacturer(s): Avalon Hill, Hasbro

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Product Description

This game recreates the ending of the Phantom Menace with four different battles taking place on four different boards. Planning, resource management and tactical positioning are key. Concentrate on the battlefield? The Jedi? Anakin? The Palace? This over-the-top production comes with two large game boards, one three-dimensional three-level cardboard and plastic Palace and over 130 plastic figures. Sure, its an incredible toy box, but the game mechanism rocks, too.

Product Awards

International Gamers Awards
Best 2-Player Game Nominee, 2001

Product Information

Contents:

  • 155 Star Wars figures
  • 1 Go First marker
  • 1 3-dimensional Theed Palace
  • 2 Gameboards
  • 4 Reference charts
  • 90 Battlefield cards
  • 90 Palace cards
  • 8 Starfighter cards
  • 16 Dice
  • 18 Life markers
  • Instructions

Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 4.5 in 11 reviews


 
 
 
 
 
Like Being in the Movie
February 19, 2004

I have no experience with comparable games to compare this to. I bought it because it's 'Star Wars'. I wasn't disappointed. Not only is it faithful to the movie--and playing it is like being in the movie--it's a fun game.

The instructions and the sheer scope of the game were daunting, but once I and my sons (one of whom can't even read, yet) sat down with it, we were able to figure it out. The first time we played, set-up and playing took about 3 hours total. Now, we can set it up and play a full game in under an hour.

All of the games have been close, but so far we have not been able to make the bad guys win. This has become a challenge and when we play now there's almost an argument over who gets to be the bad guys, because that's where the challenge seems to be.

 
 
 
 
 
I hated the film, but what a game!
December 03, 2002

I am not a big Star Wars fan. Never was. I think the first trilogy is ok, I hated Episode I and thought Episode II was a little better...but not much. I bought this game because I am a game addict and I buy every game Avalon Hill puts out. The componants looked so nice that I just had to try the game. I played one game with one of my friends and the rest is history, as they say.

We had so much fun you wouldn't believe it. We played in a store (my friend is the owner) and soon after we had begun, a lot of onlookers gathered and were amazed at the looks of the game. You have to see this one set up to appreciate what I am saying here. Anyways, we just had a blast. Yes it is luck driven and strategy is limited but that is not the point. This is a FUN, and TENSE game. Period. I can't get enough of it.

And guess what? It promted me to rent Episode I and watch it again. Now I did pass over most of the first 2/3 of the movie but was amazed at how the game closely lets you relive the end of the movie.

Get this under the Christmas tree for yourself or someone else. You will not regret it.

 
 
 
 
 
Have A Blast!
May 22, 2002

This is a great game for all the reasons mentioned in the previous reviews. My wife ( who normally does not enjoy shoot 'em up games) and I played this morning and we had a ball. The tension is constant from the beginning, involving you in every single move.

I know some people have problems with the Anakin game mechanic but I think it fits perfectly with the theme. In the movie, Anakin is pulled along by a tractor beam and it's only by sheer luck that he makes it to the space station at all. Accordingly, luck plays a fairly large role in Anakin's mission but there are deterrents. Starfighter cards really slow Anakin down and make it frustrating to waste a card trying to move Anakin when you could have played a card to wipe out droids with your catapult, thus scoring more bonus cards (essential in winning).

There have been suggestions throughout the web on how to fix the Anakin 'problem', but I really don't see it as such. Perhaps, after a few more games, I'll view things differently, but right now I'm having too much of a BLAST!


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