Playing Star Wars Risk - The Clone Wars Edition
One of the favorite games I like to play is a board game... Star Wars Risk - The Clone Wars Edition.
This game is much like the classic game of Risk, where you have to conquer the world. Only here, you have to conquer the Galaxy! Most of the well-known planets of Star Wars are on the map, like Coruscant and Dagobah. Those are my favorite planets, so I try to get them at the beginning of the game!
You can either play as a Republic (red or yellow), led by the Jedi, or as a Separatist (black or blue), led by the evil Darth Sidious. If you have less than 4 players, one or two persons play two colors, alternating between them.
It's easy to get confused which color is up, so I write it down!
During your turn you get new troops, and you can play cards to get more troops or ships to get more power when attacking. Attacking is done by throwing 1-3 dice, and you can only defend yourself with 1-2 dice. If you conquer a planet, you get to draw more cards.
The game is over if Republicans or Separatists gain control over all the planets.
Order 66!The Seperatists can gain control over a large number of planets by calling out the Order 66. The later in the game they do it, the more planets will change to the dark side! Order 66 gives the Separatist players quite an advantage!!!
But, this also means that Darth Sidious has to reveal himself. If the Republicans conquer the planet the Emperor is placed on, the game is also over, and the Republicans will have won.
I have won multiple times from my Mom & Dad, because I conquered the planet they chose! And they thought, they were winning!
Star Wars Risk is a great boardgame.
At first we played it as classic Risk, but the extra rules are really not that hard, and they really add to the fun. Especially when Order 66 is called is quite exciting!
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