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Hey everyone! A few guys and I have started getting together a few times a month to play Lord of the Rings Risk: Trilogy Edition. And we love it - the strategy and combat. But we're looking for something new now and looking for recommendations.

We love fantasy games as well as the Star Wars universe. Besides for Magic: The Gathering (which I personally LOVE), I've never played a card-driven game. It's always been dice-rolling.

Some games that I've been looking at are: Star Wars: Rebellion, Blood Rage, Dead of Winter, Star Wars: Imperial Assault. But I'm open to other options.

I had thought about Star Wara: Armada or X-Wing, but the rolling cost, such as buying additional sets and ships, seems to be A LOT!

Any recommendations for an exciting game for up to 4-5 players?
 
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Star Wars: Rebellion is a 2 player game.
Star Wars: Imperial Assault has the same ongoing cost as Armada or X-Wing.
I would recommend Blood Rage, but you will need the 5th Player Expansion to play it with 5 players.
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If you're looking into Blood Rage, I'd recommend you to look at Kemet as well. There's an expansion Kemet: Ta-Seti as well as crossover C3K: Creatures Crossover Cyclades/Kemet but I think the base game is good enough on its own.
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wallflower83 wrote:
Besides for Magic: The Gathering (which I personally LOVE), I've never played a card-driven game. It's always been dice-rolling.


I really really recommend Seasons. It is a fantastic card driven game with dice for resource management. Lots of strategy and synergy between the cards. I've enjoyed all 4 player games of Seasons that I've played. I do think it works even better when just two people play as it makes the "duel" even closer. Similar to Magic in that regard.

wallflower83 wrote:
Some games that I've been looking at are: Star Wars: Rebellion, Blood Rage, Dead of Winter, Star Wars: Imperial Assault. But I'm open to other options.


I think you would be happy with Dead of Winter. It's such a good 5 player experience. Especially when you play with the hidden traitor. Honestly, It's one of the all around best experiences with 5 players, especially if you and your friends enjoy good narrative elements... which I'm assuming you do.

Of the Star Wars games you listed, Imperial Assault is probably best at your player count.
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comamonkey wrote:
Star Wars: Rebellion is a 2 player game.


I've heard that it can play up to 4 people. Is it not good as a 4 person game?

Thanks for all the ideas! Any more?
 
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