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I have a very talented little 5 year old here (yes, I'm a great BGG dad) who can EASILY play Small World, X-Wing, Monopoly, OGRE, Carc, TTR...he is learning ( rules lite) Advanced Squad Leader and Twilight Struggle (I know...nutz)...I think Power Grid would totally work for him)...has no trouble with his D&D Character Sheet...no trouble with (original DOW) Battlelore.

So...would this game be up his alley?...he LOVES Star Wars (ya know, like me).

Thx geeks!
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Scott Muldoon (silentdibs)
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Unqualified yes.
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I think its easy to learn.
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I totally agree with all these statements. This is a super fun game, especially for a Star Wars fan, and very easy to learn. There is almost no reading involved and everything is icon based, so perfect for any beginning reader. My only piece of advice would be to let him play as the rebels the first few times. In the handful of games I've played, the rebels have won every time, so I think there are some balance issues. We've made up so house rules to fix this and they have helped, but it's still a bit of an issue. So your son might get frustrated if you play as the rebels and win too many times in a row.

But all in all, a cool game with a ton of neat pieces. I bet he'll love it, and so will you.
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In my opinion, if he can play those games you mentioned Risk: Star Wars Ed. might be too light for him.
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lol..haha.

Well he still loves a good hour (or five) of Talisman.

funny.
thx man
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sdiberar wrote:
Unqualified yes.


what do you mean?
 
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ketchupgun wrote:
sdiberar wrote:
Unqualified yes.


what do you mean?


I mean, I feel I can say "yes" to your question without needing to qualifying my answer
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sdiberar wrote:

I mean, I feel I can say "yes" to your question without needing to qualifying my answer


AH! "an unqualified YES!"

as opposed to

"(is this game) unqualified; yes (it is)."


thx smuch! lol
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Let me add...
* My son has played only as the Rebels so far.
* I play with a handicap, which is that I just draw the top three cards off the deck unseen, while he plays normally from a hand of six. This means he can lay his cards out and we can discuss his next move (if he wants to).

He wins more often than not.
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I have played it with a six year old, and he loved it. Again, given your son's distinguished list of gaming credentials, he will love it if he is a fan of SW. The price point is really good for what you get in the box in terms of mechanics and game bits.
 
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Definitely get it. The Black Edition (nicer components and board) is $26 on Amazon as I write this.
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Done...purchased the black box on amazon. thx folks.
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Make sure you pick this up too:

http://www.hasbro.com/en-gb/product/star-wars-return-of-the-...

The little Luke and Vader can replace the tracker tokens and we use the destroyer and falcon in place of the ones supplied.
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As far as the original question is concerned, my 7 year old son got the game for christmas. Although his tactics are a bit lacking, he has no problem to understand the rules. Without text, using the cards ist a problem, either. He can count and read numbers, but cannot read yet.

I am genuinely surprised by that, as I mainly chose that game to save my copy of Star Wars: Rebellion and its miniatures from his hands ...
 
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