Risk: Star Wars: Clone Wars Edition
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Based on Star Wars episodes I, II and III! Strategize to gain control of the galaxy on the side of the Separatists or the Republic! Choose your allegiance, then play by either classic Risk rules or the Clone Wars variations!
Players: 2 - 4
Ages: 10 and up
Weight: 1,400 grams (estimated)
Language Requirements: Game components are printed in English. Manufacturer's rules are printed in English. This is a domestic item.
Average Rating: 4 in 1 review
I thought this was a great adaptation of Risk.
The best aspect I think is the two team game play. A problem with classic Risk and other games that are of an "everyone-for-themself" style is that when there is 3 or more players, some unlucky player always seems to get gang attacked; that player doesn't have a fighting chance. So I definitely prefer the two team aspect in Risk: Star Wars which provides more balance.
The cards and the addition of ships that modify the dice rolls of attackers and defenders is a great modification too.
The only downside to this game is an end-game inbalance. Like in the movie, the separatists and Emperor Palpatine get to unleash their trap to kill all the Jedi. That's well and good for a movie, but when this happens in the game, the game-play becomes very imbalanced in favor of the Empire. The Republic doesn't seem to have a chance.
I've only played the game a couple times now, so I could be missing something, but it seems that some rule modification is needed for this one aspect of an otherwise well-balanced and fun game.