Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game Review

I myself have always loved the Star Wars universe, so purchasing the base set which retails at a little under $30 wasn't a huge stretch for me.

I have always been hesitant to get into miniatures based gaming.  It was either too expensive to start or I didn’t have the right group of players.  Then Hunter at Weaponsgrade Channel released his overview video for an X-Wing overview.  I myself have always loved the Star Wars universe, so purchasing the base set which retails at a little under $30 wasn’t a huge stretch for me.

Each additional ship is going to cost you roughly $15 dollars, $30 for the Millennium Falcon or SLAVE 1, and up to $90 for the HUGE ships.  The game also can scale with more ships, as long as you have at least one ship per player there really isn’t a limit with the right house rules.

Hands down my favorite part of the game is the maneuvering.  The navigation computer mechanic with reveal is one of the coolest game mechanics I’ve played.  It provides super intense dog fighting moments where you are trying to read your opposition and hoping they don’t get an edge on you tactically.  The game takes a back seat on combat, I am becoming a bit of a diceaphobe as of late.

BGG Quick Facts

Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2012
# of Players
2 − 3
User Suggested # of Players Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, 3, more than 3 players
Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes

The Verdict

7.8Good

The Good: The Ships | Movement

The Bad: Bland Dice Combat


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