Fantasy Flight Announces New Star Wars Rebellion Board Game!

November 4, 2015 by deltagamegirl22

Fantasy Flight Games is doing their best to “Stay on Target” (see what I did there?) as they have announced their next piece of Star Wars perfection, Star Wars Rebellion, a two to four player board game of epic conflict between the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance!

FFSWR box

Knowing the prior calibre of Star Wars games from Fantasy Flight, fans, gamers and collectors alike will be all over this when it hits the shelves in first quarter of 2016 (myself included!).

FFSWR set up

Rebellion packs an astonishing amount of the classic Star Wars trilogy into a relatively compact ruleset. Each game round encompasses just three phases, yet as you play through those phases, you’ll encounter massive fleet battles, desperate attempts at espionage, Jedi training, political maneuverings, and even the possibility to lure important Rebel heroes to the dark side of the Force.

Perhaps most interestingly, is the wonderfully, assymetrical game play that should be expected out of this box. We all know that the forces from Star Wars couldn’t be farther apart, it should stand to reason that their play style demonstrate this.

FF SWR minis

As the Imperial player, you can command legions of Stormtroopers, swarms of TIEs, Star Destroyers, and even the Death Star. You rule the galaxy by fear, relying on the power of your massive military to enforce your will.

To win the game, you need to snuff out the budding Rebel Alliance by finding its base and obliterating it. Along the way, you can subjugate worlds or even destroy them.

FFSWR game board

As the Rebel player, you can command dozens of troopers, T-47 airspeeders, Corellian corvettes, and fighter squadrons. However, these forces are no match for the Imperial military. In terms of raw strength, you’ll find yourself clearly overmatched from the very outset, so you’ll need to rally the planets to join your cause and execute targeted military strikes to sabotage Imperial build yards and steal valuable intelligence.

To win the Galactic Civil War, you’ll need to sway the galaxy’s citizens to your cause. If you survive long enough and strengthen your reputation, you inspire the galaxy to a full-scale revolt, and you win.

FFSWR card1

Rebellion is played over two game boards that you place next to each other to form one play surface with thirty-two systems divided into eight regions. In your games, you will battle over these systems with capital ships, starfighters, troops, speeders, and walkers. You will attempt to win their people to your cause, and if you do, they will share their resources, allowing you to recruit more troops and build more vehicles and starships.

FFSWR card2

This all sounds AMAZING, but let’s talk about what’s in the box? Rebellion will feature more than 150 plastic miniatures and two game boards that account for thirty-two of the Star Wars galaxy’s most notable systems. That’s a whole lot of Star Wars goodness!

FFSWR display-of-power

“The more you tighten your grasp, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.”
Leia Organa

Will you be taking on the galaxy as the Imperials or Rebel Alliance?

"To win the Galactic Civil War, you'll need to sway the galaxy's citizens to your cause. If you survive long enough and strengthen your reputation, you inspire the galaxy to a full-scale revolt, and you win..."