Sunday, December 15, 2013
Star Wars - Balance of the Force Review
If you play the Star Wars Living Card Game, then you are familiar with this game.
Basically, the Star Wars LCG - Balance of the Force is a new expansion for multiplayer.
This game has rules that allow for a 3 or 4 player scenario.
Jerjerrod's Task is a dark side challenge that pits a single dark side player against a team of either 2 or 3 light side players. The dark side player uses a pre-constructed Jerjerrod's Task (included in the set) and each light side player plays their own constructed decks.
In this scenario, the dark side player uses the dark side dial as normal, but it is only used to reduce the cost of the card, Death Star II. The dark side player wins by completing the win condition printed on Death Star II card and not just the dial alone.
The hunt for Skywalker is a light side challenge that pits a single light side player against a team of either 2 or 3 dark side players. The light side player uses a pre-constructed Hunt for Skywalker (included in the set) and each dark side player plays their own constructed decks.
In the scenario, there are 3 rows of objective cards for the dark side players to "search for skywalker" and when the "Return to Tatooine" card is revealed, Luke Skywalker comes into play and the dark side wins if Skywalker is destroyed.
There are also multiplayer rules and new cards in this set, however, as all the objective sets are "Limit: 1 per objective deck" There is no reason to get 2 copies of this set.
Overall, this set does include a lot of things, and does not really add a lot to the Single player version of this game.
I would give this set a 7/10 as the multiplayer rules seemed quite interesting and I need to play more to find out.
-- Robin Low