One of the most popular and intense board games in the Star Wars universe is getting an expansion to showcase the events of the latest film in the franchise.
Star Wars Rebellion, the popular two-to-four player skirmish between Imperial and Rebel froces, is getting a new addition with the Rise of the Empire expansion pack.
Star Wars Rebellion is already a massive game with over 150 pieces spread across two large game boards. In it, players take control of the two dominant factions in the Star Wars galaxy in a war to increase their influence and defeat the enemy forces.
The latest addition adds new wrinkles to the gameplay with the inclusion of characters and missions inspired by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
The board game might seem a little complex for those who haven’t played it, but it’s filled with climactic moments that capture the intergalactic struggle for peace and justice from the films.
The base game of Rebellion has players take on either the role of the Rebels or the Empire. The objectives to win the game change depending on which side the player takes.
For the Empire, they need to stamp out the Rebellion and find their hidden base in the vast, known galaxy. For the Rebels, they don’t have the military might of the Imperial forces, so they need to convince the different systems to join the fight against the Empire.
Players can use popular characters from Star Wars lore to help their cause, undertaking specific missions that invoke key storylines in order to bolster their achievements in the fight for galactic dominance.
Check out the official description below:
Experience the Galactic Civil War like never before. In Star Wars™: Rebellion, you control the entire Galactic Empire or the fledgling Rebel Alliance. You must command starships, account for troop movements, and rally systems to your cause. Featuring more than 150 plastic miniatures and two game boards that account for thirty-two of the Star Wars™ galaxy's most notable systems, Star Wars™: Rebellion features a scope that is as large and sweeping as any Star Wars™ game before it.
Yet for all its grandiosity, Star Wars™: Rebellion remains intensely personal, cinematic, and heroic. As much as your success depends upon the strength of your starships, vehicles, and troops, it depends upon the individual efforts of such notable characters as Leia Organa™, Mon Mothma™, Grand Moff Tarkin™, and Emperor Palpatine™. As civil war spreads throughout the galaxy, these leaders are invaluable to your efforts, and the secret missions they attempt will evoke many of the most inspiring moments from the classic trilogy. You might send Luke Skywalker™ to receive Jedi training on Dagobah™ or have Darth Vader™ spring a trap that freezes Han Solo™ in carbonite!
The new Rise of the Empire expansion adds 30 new game pieces and eight leader characters, increasing the variety of gameplay.
Enabling players to steal the plans to the Death Star or send in a squadron of Deathtroopers to eradicate a threat, both Rebel and Imperial forces receive new missions and scenarios to help win the war.
Fans will be able to purchase the new expansion for $29.99 when it goes on sale later this year.
Check out the official description below:
New leaders. New missions. New tactic cards that lead to more fully cinematic combats… Rise of the Empire is an expansion for Star Wars™: Rebellion inspired largely by Rogue One. And just as the movie provided new insight into the Galactic Civil War presented in the original Star Warstrilogy, Rise of the Empire adds new depth and story to your Rebellion game experience.
You can send Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor to recover the Death Star plans. You can confuse Imperials with false orders and assaults behind enemy lines. You can command Director Krennic and his finest death troopers. And you can set traps for the Rebel pilots and soldiers, luring them away from their base and into massive battles with more fully cinematic combat and tactics. Even Jabba the Hutt makes an appearance, offering his services to the Empire and feeding his prisoners to the Sarlaac.
Altogether, Rise of the Empire introduces eight new leaders, thirty-six plastic miniatures, five target markers, two attachment rings, three new dice, and more than one-hundred new cards. You'll find U-wings, TIE Strikers, Nebulon-B frigates, and the Interdictor. You'll gain new ways of subverting your opponent's plans, and you'll discover a whole new chapter in your ongoing Galactic Civil War!