A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
The Rebel Alliance fights valiantly against the tyranny of the Galactic Empire. Each new victory brings the Rebels hope, and each heroic sacrifice strengthens their resolve. Still, the Empire’s resources are vast, and the firepower of its Empire Navy is unmatched. With neither side willing to accept defeat, their war rages across the galaxy…
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Star Wars™: The Deckbuilding Game!
This new head-to-head game for two players brings the galaxy-spanning war between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance to your tabletop. In this easy-to-learn game, you and your opponent each choose a side, playing as either the Empire or the Rebels, and as the game progresses you both strengthen the power of your starting decks and work to destroy each other’s bases. The first player to destroy three of their opponent’s bases wins the game!
A Duel Between Decks
At the beginning of the game, both players start with a ten-card starter deck themed after their faction (Empire or Rebels). These starter decks don’t have a lot of firepower, with seven of the ten cards being unable to do anything but generate resources. The goal of the game is to destroy three of your opponent’s bases before they do the same to you, so you’re going to need a bit more power. Thankfully, that’s where those resources come in.
In the center of the table are the galaxy deck and the galaxy row. The galaxy deck is made up of Empire cards, Rebel cards, and neutral cards, and there are always six cards laid out face-up next to the deck to form the galaxy row. Empire cards in the galaxy row are turned to face the Empire player while the Rebel cards are turned to face the Rebel player (neutral cards are turned sideways so both players can read them easily). During your turn, you can use the resources you generate to purchase cards belonging to your faction or neutral cards.