Two Star Wars games in one list – isn’t that excessive?
Honestly, no. Several of the best tie-in games are set long ago in a galaxy far, far away. I’ve kept it down to two, but I couldn’t leave either of them out.
Imperial Assault is the Star Wars equivalent of a dungeon crawling adventure. Each game sees a band of rebel agents take on the massed forces of the Empire. You can play a force user, an angry wookie, or a smuggler with a heart of gold. And with the expansions, you can bring in practically any character from the film franchise.
With its finely crafted miniatures and its evocative, ever-changing board, Imperial Assault is a visual delight for Star Wars fans. The ongoing campaign lets you chart out the stories of your characters as they grow in skill, accumulate cool new kit, and develop nemeses to defeat. My players curse any time I bring trandoshan hunters to the board, but maybe yours will learn to hate the probe droids, stormtroopers, or even Darth Vader himself.