Thanks to the advancement in computer graphics, video games have all but replaced traditional board gaming experiences, something that Fantasy Flight Games aims to change. The company is expanding their already impressive roster of Star Wars board games by resurrecting Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition, a favorite amongst many fans.
Per Fantasy Flight's website:
First published in 1987 by West End Games, Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game arrived at a time when the future of the Star Wars galaxy was uncertain. The original trilogy had been completed. There were no plans for additional films. It was as if a hundred million voices had cheered at the Rebellion's triumph and then suddenly went silent…
But the Star Wars galaxy is too vibrant, too dynamic, and too full of adventure to simply fade away. Even after the Jedi had returned, the Empire had been toppled, and the original trilogy had been completed, the galaxy begged for further exploration.
This was where Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game came in. With its award-winning ruleset, its focus on operatic space adventures, and the many starships, vehicles, droids, creatures, and aliens detailed in its sourcebook, West End Games didn't just allow Star Wars fans to continue pursuing the ways of the Force, it left an enduring impression upon the galaxy itself.
Now, forty years after the debut of A New Hope and thirty years after its first printing, Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game makes its return as a limited edition set of two lovingly recreated, hardcover books, Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and The Star Wars™ Sourcebook!
In the world of Star Wars board games, Fantasy Flight regularly earns a top spot thanks to various offerings.
One of the more popular entries into the world of tabletop gaming would be their X-Wing game, which removes the concept of a board completely to engage in epic dogfights between the Rebels and the Empire. Thanks to a wide variety of expansion packs, you can add virtually any ship from Star Wars to your fleet.
Another successful board game from Fantasy Flight is Imperial Assault, which blends elements of their X-Wing combat with a more traditional RPG, having players team up or go head-to-head with a variety of ground assault missions.
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game is now available for pre-order on their website.