Star Wars: the Card Game Review – with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at the card game from Fantasy Flight

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ichundichundduunder says:

what you said at 4:24 is wrong. the Dark Side player doesnt win after he destroyed the third Light Side objective. The dark side player only wins when the death star dia lreaches 12. It’s just that the dial advances eversytime an light side objective is destroyed. so the imperial player may win after he destroyed the frist ,second, third or even fourth objective.

Josh Smith says:

I think your points nail it for the most part Tom. I wrote a pretty critical review on BGG and now that the chapter packs have been released I really like the way the game is going. I still hate some of the abstract battles though.

mollytherealdeal says:

I like Fantasy Flight’s LCG more than any previous Star Wars themed card game, that includes Decipher’s & Richard Garfield’s CCG. The game is simple, but mastering the subtlety of the game has a steep learning curve. The Balance phase is overlooked by those focused on destroying objectives. I love edge battles because the bluffing. The mechanics remind me of the Legend of the Five Rings, but after playing the game many times, I feel the theme. The Trench Run card can destroy the Death Star dial

Justin O. says:

I’m a Vorthos–a flavor junkie. If this game just feels like a game with Star Wars slapped on it, then it’s not for me :(. I recently got into Destiny, and I like how thematic that feels. It can get silly sometimes–like I handed my Vader a jetpack, and now he’s flying all over the place, or I gave Jango Fett a holocron and now he’s choking people with his mind. But still, in my opinion it mostly feels like a battle between characters from the movies. Watching this, I’m not sure if that’s what I’ll be getting from the Star Wars LCG.

Ron Christopher says:

I agree that it takes a couple of plays to get a good feel for this game, but I think it’s very good and thematic.

mackstertube says:

Hi Tom, is it possible you can do an updated review with all the current releases of expansions. I love star wars and I am on the verge of buying this but would love your opinion on where it stands now before I pull the trigger. Does anyone else know if you can play this solo?

Leo Borg says:

So what do you think of the game now Tom, now that there are a lot of expansions out?

Kyle Smith says:

You said you were a new trilogy fan. A wampa beating a corvette is TOTALLY believable in the new trilogy. 😛

Hilget says:

Being able to defend against a Wampa with a Corellian Corvette actually sounds like a hilarious positive: “Sir, their cannons are loaded with Wampas!” “Throw a Corvette in their path!”

Carlos Eduardo Saldanha says:

Tom, you really, REALLY need to play the other LCG from FFG, and also Legend of the 5 Rings.
If you had played these games you wouldn’t call this a “solid game” but a mix-matched gaming mechanics from these other games.
I play Game of Thrones over this game any day of the week… heck, I even play Magic The Gathering over this! 😛

TheProfe55or says:

I love the theme. When I drop Ackbar, using his ability well, I can scream, “It’s a TRAP,” and it’s usually a game-changing event. I play Han and Leia in the same deck, and when I withdraw Leia to “untap” Han, I drool.

I just laugh when I toss C3P0 into the choke path of a Sith deck 🙂

Not perfect, but the moments where it clicks, it really clicks.

Michał Brouze says:

a little comment not about a game, but video itself. guys, I love your review videos, there are realy profesional and comprehensive and so on, but one thing I truly hate, is the moment when you throw all box conent on one big pile of chaos, it just makes me twitch and nervous that you are treating beautifully produced elements really bad 😛 I know it’s stupid but remember, board (and card) games have feelings too

newkillerstar26 says:

Tom really needs to find another name for games where you can construct your own customized deck prior to a game, because these are not “deck-building games.” At least not in the same sense as Thunderstone or Dominion. Maybe it’s just me, but I think this would be really confusing for some people looking for one or the other.

Aviad Madar says:

I think you missed one of the cooler aspects of the game, the fact that you draw up to your reserve value each turn combined with Edge Battles leads to some of the best hand management gameplay I’ve seen and help to offset the luck of the draw factor!

“Dumping” your hand on an edge battle to dig in your deck in addition to the fact you can discard once a turn gives you a lot more control than most CCG’s not to mention create some really intense games.

And yeah, this game needs a big expansion.

theHuGoroN says:

Attacking an objective is not just one skirmish. Its the struggle to complete an elaborate military scheme. All the units represent battalions of soldiers and vehicles fighting for the same cause. If it would not be this way then one photon torpedo unit could destroy Death Star single handedly, if it were just the final assault that counts. My opinion is that the game works without the theme, but the cards are not just names with different abilities they represent their movie counterparts well.

Cyan Light says:

He didn’t say it was a deck-building game, he said the game had deck-building. That’s true, the game does have deck-building, it just doesn’t have the “deck-building” mechanism.

Jason Hancock says:

Yes it did! Even though the rules were a little bit of a pain to decipher at first, it was/is still a great card game

gideons .mob says:

i agree with TOM i also LOVE the PREQUELS….. they are just awesome myfavourite film out of the whole saga is Revenge! And i m 42! grew up seeing the originals in the thteaters!

Guncraft says:

Personally I was disappointed by some cards which seemed broken in the starter box. I was able to play the entirety of my hand on turn one and get a huge field advantage. The most notable cards I hated were the objectives that allowed you to discard cards to lower the cost of expensive vehicle units.

DukensteinA1 says:

I think you’re pronouncing objective incorrectly. Or maybe it’s my ears.

amaxamon says:

I play this game because it’s much better than the Decipher one but it’s also disappointing. FFG’s LotR’s game is really immersive and narrative and you really feel like you’re playing through a story. I wanted that for this game. It’s not close enough to an RPG to me. And it would have been so easy to do it, too. 

Stacie Winters says:

This is one game that will benefit from expansions.

pencilpauli says:

so, what did you make of the artwork. I felt you were a bit on the fence about it? 😛

denleemel says:

Best LCG type card game ever.

wmreed says:

Tickles your goat…lol

Tiefling13 says:

I kinda want to see a jawa sith master now…

lfcnaken says:

Kjokia, well isnt that a good thing?

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