Thursday, March 19, 2015

#40: Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit (Mark's 100 - 2014)

Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit

Mark's Ranking
  • 2014: 40th
  • 2012: 29th
  • 2010: 25th
  • 2005: 45th
  • appeared on all four lists
  • rank: 317
  • rating: 7.54
Print Status
  • VERY out of print
Why It's On The List
  • This is possibly the best licensed game out there... based on the weakest film in the Star Wars franchise. It manages to capture the best parts of a bad film and make a splendid game.
Tips & Tricks:
  • The Trade Federation is slightly easier to play... but with two experienced players, the game is pretty well balanced.
  • If you're playing the Naboo side, you MUST use every Anakin card possible to push the timer. (This is really the only "can't miss" bit of strategic advice I can give you.)
  • This is not the only good Star Wars game (I also like Star Wars: Epic Duels & X-Wing Miniatures) but it's certainly the best. (Note: I have not yet played Imperial Assault or the upcoming Armada...)
  • Here's what I wrote about The Queen's Gambit for The One Hundred

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