Monday, April 11, 2022

#30: Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit (Mark's Top 100 2022)

Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit

  • rank: 882
  • rating: 7.6
  • published: 2000
Print Status
  • VERY out of print
Why It's On The List
  • This is possibly the best licensed game out there - certainly the one with the best combination of "toy factor" and "solid gameplay"... and it's 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 eight 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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