Fantasy Flight Games Announces Star Wars: Rebellion Board Game

Well, you’d think something Star Wars-related were coming up in about 6 weeks, what with all the Star Wars announcements that Fantasy Flight Games has been making lately. You certainly can’t say that they’ve been sitting on the IP with nothing to show for it. They’ve just announced Star Wars: Rebellion, a new board game based on the classic trilogy of movies.


In the game (for 2-4 players), you take control of either the Galactic Empire or the Rebel Alliance. The goal is to come to a mutual understanding and live peacefully in the galaxy. Wait, no, that’s not it. You must command armadas of starships, legions of troops, and sway the various star systems to your cause. But one thing that Star Wars has is memorable heroes and villains. Those are a part of this game as well. Have Luke Skywalker to be a Jedi on Dagobah. Have Vader capture Han Solo in Carbonite.

Expect the game on store shelves in the first quarter of next year.


  • hvedhrungr

    Honestly, from just that picture, I wouldn’t be picking it up. Looks like a whole lot of counters and cards, with very little in the way of a dynamic game board. A little like Twilight Imperium without the plastic ships…

    • hvedhrungr

      …and the longer I look at it, the more I think those are in fact plastic Star Destroyers, a Death Star and some AT-ATs. Even more like Twilight Imperium, which is a stellar game but suffers from the long-game-with-lots-to-read problem. Great if you have a bunch of friends who are really into complex games with lots of text. Not so good if you’re part of a more casual gamer group that’s not into 5-hour strategy game sittings…

      • DB

        Yep, I see on the upper left a model of Tantive IV, a Y Wing or two, and some other goodies.

        Twilight Imperium or Axis and Allies in SPACE! Both of which are too fiddly for me. Alas.