Wednesday, February 12, 2020

#24: Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit (Mark's Top 50 - 2020)

Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit

  • rank: 679
  • rating: 7.56
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 Outer Rim X-Wing Miniatures) but it's certainly the best. (Note: I have not yet played Imperial Assault or Armada or Legion...)
  • Here's what I wrote about The Queen's Gambit for The One Hundred
  • This is the third of four games co-designed by Rob Daviau on this countdown... and the first of two co-designed by Craig Van Ness. (Please note: Rob heaps praise on Craig for doing the lion's share of the work on Queen's Gambit.)

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