Star Wars Force Friday tabletop game releases
Unless you live under a rock, you probably know there is a new âStar Warsâ movie coming out later this year. Along with the movie – âStar Wars: The Force Awakensâ – comes merchandising and by merchandising we mean MERCHANDISING. Expect to see âStar Warsâ slapped on everything from soup, to shampoo, clothes to candy.
Star Wars The Force Awakens tabletop gaming roundup
Friday of last week was termed âForce Fridayâ and a whole heap of new âStar Warsâ toys were opened for the first time all over the globe in a live streaming event. The toys included remote controlled gizmos, Nerf blasters, action figures and of course tabletop games. We thought weâd do a roundup of the new âStar Warsâ tie-in board games, card games and miscellaneous tabletop games hitting stores now / soon.
If youâre in Australia expect them to hit later than the USA because a few of us went out to a multitude of stores this weekend to nab some of these and we returned with ZERO. Big W Australia had their STAR WARS IN STORE banners out and everything in store was clothing and stuff that wasnât new (two stores). Target Australia had two items in one of the two stores we visited TWO and disappointingly they had huge banners stating Force Friday was in store (Lies).
We have got press release info though, so without further ado letâs look at the new slew of âStar Warsâ tabletop guff coming our way.
Star Wars The Force Awakens Tabletop Games
Risk: Star Wars Edition
One we reported on when it leaked ages ago is Star Wars Risk, or as the purists say âRisk: Star Wars Editionâ. The board area is in the shape of Darthâs TIE-Fighter which is cool. It also comes with a multitude of miniatures in the form of the various âwingsâ in the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars Risk, because everything needs a Star Wars makeover.
Another Star Wars: Monopoly
And to try and make it different they made a non square board, which is kind of cool, but they left the car, really, a red car? Come on now. Disappointingly for female gamers all the character tokens are male, yup, thatâs right, they chose not to include Rey, instead opting for Luke, Kylo, Darth and Finn. So much for equality, but this is typical of Hasbro, a company living in the 50’s when it comes to their products. Just look at their gender split website and the assumption girls / women don’t like Star Wars. Funny, a lot of the ones we know love it.
More Star Wars Monopoly – No female character love.
Star Wars Catch Phrase Electronic Toy
Well itâs in the shape of the Millennium Falcon, so thatâs kind of cool. Is it a tabletop game? Not really, but weâre including it because itâs a game. At its core this is just a word guessing game in which the player is given a word and without using that word gets the other players to guess it. Buy Codenames instead.
Not really a tabletop game, but it’s a game so we’re including it
Star Wars Chess / Battleship
Yawn, chess and Battleship get more Star Wars flavoured reworking. Battleship is kind of cool we guess, because the ships are of course ships from the Star Wars universe, so weâll pay that even though itâs essentially plastic with no soul. Star Wars Chess is similar to the last Star Wars chess iteration, with crappier pieces. And Kylo Ren is slapped on the board art because KYLO REN.
More Battleships, err, ship. Star Wars twist, kind of cool.
Star Wars Chess, the last version had way better figures – Just sayin.
Star Wars Loopinâ Chewie Game
We actually kind of want this one. âLoopinâ Chewieâ is essentially a dexterity game in which players try and stop Chewie knocking their troopers off a parapet. Itâs simple and itâs plastic with no soul, but itâs so adorable we want one. Great if you have younger game players in the house, itâs ages 4+ and ridiculously simpleâ¦ and adorable, we mentioned itâs adorable right?
Loopin’ Chewie Star Wars tabletop game for kids and dare we say adults too.
Star Wars Handâs Down! Card Game
Another one for the younger gamer in your life is âStar Wars Hands Downâ, a card game kind of like snap, but with a spinner as the mechanic rather than card matching. The artwork is adorable featuring cartoon versions of the characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, C3PO even has his red arm. Cute. Age 4+
Star Wars Hands Down card game, looks pretty cool.
Star Wars Duels Card Game
Another card game with a Star Wars tie-in comes to us in the form of âStar Wars: Duelsâ the card game. Not to be confused with Star Wars Epic Duels, because ya know, this one is different. âClassic game of war with a Star Wars twistâ. Age 7+
Star Wars Duels – Another Star Wars themed card game, because STAR WARS.
Star Wars Guess Who
Yes because Monopoly, Chess and Battleships isnât enough, you can also get yourself âStar Wars Guess Whoâ with Kylo Ren on the box artâ¦. again.. because heâs on everything. Ages 5+
Star Wars Guess Who another Kylo Ren boxart… just because.
Star Wars Sorry!
Sorry! is a classic, we’re not denying that, but it’s one of those games you generally play as a kid and then bin it. This Star Wars Sorry! with the Millenium Falcon shaped board almost makes us want to buy it…. almost.
Millenium Falcon shaped board, almost cool enough for us to buy Sorry.
And that’s that, your tabletop game news round up of the new Star Wars The Force Awakens merchandise. We imagine this is the tip of the iceberg given Disney now own it and if there’s one franchise known for its merch, it’s Star Wars.
Oh to be rich eh?