This past Friday was dubbed by some marketing person to be Force Friday. This was the day that the big box stores (and some other retailers) revealed a lot of new Star Wars toys. This does not happen to regularly, but it is a bit of a tradition for me to go check out the new line of Star Wars everything when a new movie comes out. This of course includes games. Even before I was really into gaming, I went to the store in 1999, 2002, and 2005 to look at all of the new Star Wars items with a specific eye for games.
During the prequel releases new and interesting games were always part of the line. At Episode I I got Star Wars: Episode 1 – Clash of the Lightsabers. Episode II brought out Star Wars: Epic Duels, and Episode III launched Attacktix Battle Figure Game: Star Wars. Those are three games that I currently have. There were of course some duds, but by and large a new movie has meant some interesting new games.
When the prequel movies came out I was much more into collecting Star Wars toys. I really got away from that. That means this time I was going less to see what I could hang on my wall and more with an eye towards gaming. I did not do the midnight release (because work and kids are a thing), but on Saturday Target had a special event for kids (they could demo two toys and get a free lunch box). So we went specifically to see the new Star Wars line of products, here are the gaming related items I saw.
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game. X-Wing is a hole that I do not want to jump down, but it looked coo. I think the models were new sculpts, but someone more knowledgeable me could probably say for sure.
Loopin' Chewie. I really thought this was going to be an insta-buy for us, and replace Louie (because Wookies>bi-planes). However, this version was changed to only be three player max instead of four. Since this is a game we will be looking to play with our youngest in a few months, that was not going to work.
Star Wars: Star Warriors or Star Wars: Silent Death Starfighter Combat Game. I am personally hoping my son really takes to playing with them,
so Iso we can build up a big enough of a fleet that they can double as miniatures.
Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit reworked to Return of the Jedi. Sadly, the two Targets I went to did not have it, and the game store I went into the same day was clueless. However, this is now one my must get games. I am just hoping Target.com stocks it before there two week Star Wars coupon ends. I suspect once I get it, this will end up being the Star Wars game from The Force Awakens that I end up holding onto just like the other ones.
My wife and I love to play games together. Join us for the journey!
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