With the new Star Wars movie – Episode VII The Force Awakens – coming out on December 18th, you must have expected a panoply of numerous toys and games coming out with the Star Wars theme. Well, already on the shelves of stores around you, you will see such items. Imagine how delighted I was when I saw a new Monopoly Star Wars, a Star Wars Battleship and a Star Wars Risk at my local Wal-Mart recently. It was just in time for the Christmas holidays and I wouldn’t be surprised whatsoever if these would sell like cupcakes this year.
In the new Monopoly Star Wars you must be prepare to conquer worlds like Coruscant, Kashyyyk, Hoth, Genosis, Dagoban, Tatooine, Kamino, and Endor. Inside the box you will find four characters available in this version; Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Finn, and Kylo Ren. Personally, I am a bit disappointed that there isn’t more characters to play with. With our family of six, it isn’t even possible to have a game where everyone can play. I understand that nowadays families are generally smaller but not everyone stops at 2 kids…
The board itself has a circle shape compare to previous editions and you will find that even the money is different than previous editions as well. This Star Wars version of a classic game will challenge you and your friends to dominate the universe. The game is somewhat similar but the twist is that you will end up trading planets and bases instead of properties. You will find Force cards to change your destiny as you play whether Empire or Rebel ones. Also included in the package of this game, you will have 44 bases (22 Rebel and 22 Empire which are double-sided).
Prepare yourself to conquer the galaxy with your token with this out-of-this-world Monopoly version.
This new Star Wars Battleship game has everything you will need to play the classic game with the twist of being in the Star Wars Universe. The game is composed of ships from the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. All you have to do is hunt, strike and win in order to conquer your opponent.
The game includes a space grid base, a vertical target grid, 8 plastic starships, 8 clear risers, 8 clear starship bases, 60 red hit pegs, 140 white miss pegs, an easy to store case. You can chose to play as the light side or the dark side and battle head-to-head with a friend.
Finally, your game night wouldn’t be complete if you don’t take out your Star Wars Risk Edition. Do you wish to control the fate of the Empire? Well this fun game will allow you to recreate the dramatic final moments from Return of the Jedi. The gameboard has a special shape of a Tie Fighter and features 3 scenes for combat. The ships include an assortment of Star Wars starships. – 20 X-wings, 16 y-wings, 15 B-wings, 56 tie fighters, 6 rebel fleet markets, Millennium Falcon token, as well as the Executor token.
- The best part of this edition of the Risk game is that you now have two ways to play – 2 players or 2 teams. Players (or the teams) will choose to play as the light or dark side of the force. Special Empire or Rebel order cards are also included in the box as well as five dice. I personally find that the shape of the board as well as the colorful pieces included in this edition of Risk will make it a hot item for the Christmas season.
In conclusion, I know that many families probably have older edition of these classic games but having it under a well beloved theme as Star Wars can incorporate some excitement and fun in your game nights with family and/or friends.
The new Star Wars games based on classic editions of Monopoly, Battleship and Risk are available for purchase at your favorite store, even on amazon.ca and amazon.com.
Disclaimer: Thanks to Hasbro Canada for sending me the above mentioned products for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.