Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game invites players to feel the force as they take on the role of iconic Empire or Rebel Star Wars characters and try to destroy their opponent’s bases.
This March, Star Wars fans will be able to get their hands on Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game, from Asmodee and Fantasy Flight Games. A fast-paced game that brings the galaxy-spanning war between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance to tabletops, Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game features easy-to-learn gameplay and iconic Star Wars characters including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Darth Vader.
In this 2-player game, opponents each choose a side, playing as either the Empire or the Rebels. As the game progresses, both players strengthen the power of their starting decks and work to destroy each other’s bases. The first player to destroy three of their opponent’s bases wins the game.
Fans of the celebrated Star Wars galaxy will enjoy the opportunity to immerse themselves in the battle of the Rebels vs. Empire. Facing friends as opponents, players step into the hobby gaming world of strategy and anticipation of future moves. With over 50 different cards to play, participants can take command of their favourite Star Wars characters, vehicles and starships, each with thematic abilities. Multiple game sessions can also be enjoyed as players face off again and again using the vast array of strategic elements.
Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game offers three unique mechanics new to the deckbuilding genre:
- Bases – instead of scoring points at the end of the game or reaching a hit point value, players score points throughout the game by destroying their opponent’s bases.
- Bounty Hunting or Sabotage – players can attack opponent’s cards to refresh available cards, while also gaining rewards. On each turn, they can decide whether to attack an enemy card, attack an enemy base, or purchase a faction’s cards.
- The Balance of the Force – control the Force to gain powerful advantages. Balance of the Force track adds an extra tug-of-war to gameplay.
The easy to learn, 2-player format makes Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game a great introduction to hobby gaming and resonates with both current discovery tabletop game players looking for that next step into their hobby and Star Wars fanatics – regardless of their gaming experience.
Roger Martin, Hobby & Independent channel director at Asmodee, said: “We’re incredibly excited about the launch of Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game and know that Star Wars fans will be eagerly awaiting its arrival. Players will love the opportunity to immerse themselves into the world of the iconic brand and its characters, and the title is an ideal gateway into the hobby card game market.”
Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game is aimed at players aged 14+ and is available from March 2023.