News for August 2011
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Announcing upcoming titles set in the Star Wars (TM) universe
News | Published 02 August 2011

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce that it has entered a comprehensive licensing partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd. for the worldwide rights to publish card, roleplaying, and miniatures games set in the popular Star Wars™ universe!

”Being able to publish gaming products in the Star Wars universe is quite simply a hobby-game company’s dream come true,” said Christian T Petersen, CEO of Fantasy Flight Games. “I’m confident that both Star Wars fans as well as FFG’s regular customers will be blown away by the game experiences we have planned for this legendary IP.”

“As a leader in hobby gaming, we’re excited to be partnering with Fantasy Flight Games,” said Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing. “Fun and adventure are hallmarks of the Star Wars saga, and FFG perfectly captures this in their games.”

FFG’s first two Star Wars game lines will be the X-Wing miniatures game and Star Wars: The Card Game, both scheduled to launch in early 2012.

Just the beginning...

X-Wing is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, pitted against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!

Star Wars: The Card Game pits light and dark side players against each other in tense and dramatic duels for the fate of the galaxy. As the dark side works to snuff out the last remnants of its opposition, heroes of the light side coordinate strikes against key dark side objectives in order to fuel the fires of freedom. You'll command of some of the galaxy’s most memorable characters and iconic starships. Wage epic duels between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, send Han Solo and Rebel troopers to engage Imperial forces on Endor’s forest moon, or launch a fleet of Star Destroyers from the Kuat ship yards. Star Wars: The Card Game is full of fast-paced, gripping galactic conflict.

Visit our X-Wing website or Star Wars: The Card Game website to learn more, and keep checking back. These two exciting titles are only the beginning, and we’ll be announcing additional Star Wars card, roleplaying, and miniatures games in the coming months!

* Players can create two standard tournament decks with the contents of a single core set.

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Jedi adrian
Published: 8/5/2011 4:35:18 PM

 I would like to see a revised edition of the star wars saga edition roleplayin game. it is very fast and fun of playing, but could be very good to revise the book, giving it new art and rules correction.

star wars saga edition is the best roleplaying game ever, it is fast, it is furious and catch all the feeling, not only of the films, but of the video games, novels and books.

may the force be with you FLG


Published: 8/5/2011 3:08:11 PM

This is wonderful news! I am still playing the (still unsurpassed) "Star Wars Miniatures Battles" rules from West End games, I use "Full Thrust" for space battles and the WEG RPG remains a favorite.

I've designed a Command & Colors rules set for ground battles and a massive space/land campaign game for miniatures.

I'm not a card game player, but I will be delighted to support anything else FFG produces for this (still great) franchise.

Just please, for heaven's sake, don't EVER let a d20 get anywhere near it!

Best wishes for great success with a GREAT game franchise!

Published: 8/5/2011 1:34:59 PM

Totally behind the ground based minis request. Something like Dust Tactics but not Dust Tactics if you get my drift. Why not use those guys to scuplt the minis and sell them in packs like DT with a premium option also. Much better than random boosters in my book. Instead of battlefield maps you could have the Death Star, Corvette, Bunker, Jabba's Palace or maybe just go large and get it on with The Battle of Hoth or maybe just go with some more generic maps, there are so many possibilites. Could even have tattoine as a settlement scenario etc. I have to admit I am excited about what could come after X-Wing and the LCG. Don't let us down. 

Published: 8/5/2011 10:03:28 AM

This is GREAT opportunity for an innovative, motivated, and energized company like FFG to inject life back into a franchise that was forcefully (no pun intended) put to pasture by both previous license-holders and "fans." In addition to exciting new avenues such as strategic board games, CCGs/LCGs, and miniature games, there's great opportunity here to not only build upon what has come before, but to also strike out and develop new concepts and stories.

I for one would like to see a miniatures game with troops fighting on the ground - like the old WEG version, but with less-complicated rules ;)

"The Force will be with you...always"

Magic Pink
Published: 8/5/2011 7:23:38 AM

I could not possibly be less excited about this. A worn out, boring license that's barely slapped onto already existing games.

Published: 8/5/2011 3:45:34 AM

Could you not stretch it and call a Descent like game a brick/tile game and not a boardgame since the play area is changing every game, and does not have a fixed board?

Just wishing ha ha ; )

Published: 8/5/2011 2:01:43 AM

"I would like to see a good boardgame in the Star Wars theme."

Unfortunately, we won't see one as long as Hasbro still holds the license for Star Wars board games.

Published: 8/5/2011 12:39:12 AM

I would like to see a good boardgame in the Star Wars theme.

Perhaps a Talisman clone, where you have different planets in the outer region, then the space in the middle and finally the deathstar in the middle, and then they could do corner expansions like the cloud city, jababs palace, hoth, dagobah and so on.


Or a descent clone, where one player controls the imperial side, and the player take on the rebel side, and then they could have different tiles to lay out for the planets and the deathstar, or spaceship and so on.


Published: 8/4/2011 8:43:00 PM

 I wonder if they could try to reprint the Queen's Gambit game now that they have the rights, it seems like something up there ally in a big box way...

Published: 8/4/2011 4:13:57 PM

 YES! Can't wait, I love uncle George and I love FFG, this is going to be awesome!

Published: 8/4/2011 10:44:08 AM

 I want my Star Wars Fantasy Flight board games!

Published: 8/4/2011 9:08:19 AM

Oh no! Please not!

Not Uncle Jorges kiddo universe.

Death to the false Emperor! 

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