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Tamidor Winddancer
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Hi everybody,

my 9 year old son is "of course" a big Star Wars fan and I am looking for Star Wars game for him.
We play a lot of games and he does quite well playing Galaxy Trucker, Legends of Andor or Wild Life (I know it´s old and dry but he loves it).
So what may I get him?
Imperial Assault would be the choice for me, but I am worried it is too complicated for him. Also his younger brother (7) might want to play with us. But maybe with a semi coop he can get help from older players.

On the otherhand I might just overlook some obvious choices.

Any idea from the crowd?

Thanks in advance
Tamidor
 
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If a miniatures game isn't out of scope then I think Star Wars: X-Wing would be a good option.

There is the risk that it could turn out pretty expensive if you or your son really wanted to collect everything there is to this game, but the core set is a nice little 2 player game.

Your 9 year old boy could probably get to grips with the game pretty quickly and you can use more basic rules if your 7 year old wants to occasionally have a crack at it.
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Risk: Star Wars Edition is not actually Risk, but a card-driven game on three "arenas" of Return of the Jedi, more akin to the old "Star Wars: Queen's Gambit" game. Do wait for the "Black Edition" though since that has miniatures for the Millennium Falcon and the Imperial Destroyer instead of the cardboard pieces you get in the "standard" edition.
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I hesitate to bother recommending Star Wars: Epic Duels because I just looked it up on Ebay and the prices for this OOP game are kind of insane. However, it has cool little miniatures and would be easy for a 9 and 7 year old to play without adult help. It also has enough variety and tactical decision-making to keep my husband and I amused. A great light duel game, if you can find it.

Of course, there are so many new Star Wars games out there that you are bound to find something more accessible. Good luck!
 
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Risk: Star Wars Edition is the only one I can recommend that is also affordable.
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Get him Imperial Assault.

Kids are good at figuring out systems. They have tons of free time. If he's motivated by a passion for Star Wars he will get past whatever challenges it might initially pose.

I have 9yos and would not hesitate to give it to them.
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+1 Imperial Assault

I've played Descent with my 10-year old nephew with no problems.
 
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+1 to X-Wing. I think it has a lot more of that "Star Wars" feel to it than Imperial Assault.

You might also want to look at that collectible hex based game Star Wars Galactic Connexions, made by Topps, being sold at Walmart. http://www.topps.com/galacticconnexions
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If your kid can handle Galaxy Trucker and Legend of Andor, there is really no Star Wars game beyond him, so it is a matter of whether he prefers ground tactics (Imperial Assault), or spaceships (xwing for small ship dogfights or Armada for capital ship battles)
 
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As a father of an eight year old that owns Imperial Assault, the new Risk, about 200 bucks of XWing, and an Armada base set....

Get the new Risk. It's not Risk. XWing is a close second but his attention span isn't there yet.

IA and Armada he just does not enjoy very much.

The ability to set up, play, and clean up Risk in 30-40 min is just great
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