Fantasy Flight, the publishers of some of the biggest and best board games around (from Star Wars to Arkham to Game of Thrones), have a little tradition going among staff: once you’ve worked there for five years, you get to appear as a character in one of their games.
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Game of Thrones was already one of the best board games around, but the release of the game’s third expansion — Mother of Dragons—changes everything. It’s enormous, and adds so much cool and interesting stuff to the experience that it almost feels like an all-new (or at least third edition) of the classic.
KeyForge is a card game for people who would love Magic: The Gathering, but who run screaming into Mummy’s arms upon hearing the words “deck building.”
It’s a game for the most doe-eyed of card-game beginners and the most seasoned fans alike, in part because of its winning gimmick: There’s no booster packs, drafting, or deck building. Players purchase whole decks, each of which is completely unique.
If there’s one thing repeated Kickstarter successes have proven, it’s that board gamers love little plastic miniatures. And if there’s one thing they love more than little plastic miniatures, it’s bigger plastic miniatures.
Fantasy Flight's money-printing X-Wing, which has been killing it for a few years now, is getting a reboot with a new Second Edition of the game.
Star Wars Rebellion is an excellent board game that manages to capture the feel of the entire classic trilogy inside a single tabletop experience. Rise of the Empire is a new expansion for the game that does the same thing, only for Rogue One.
Star Wars Armada is a great game to play every once in a while. But committing to play a lot of it in the name of an organised campaign is another story.