Filed under Geek Girl.
JH is a collector of action figures. I am not. I’m not a collector of anything really, unless you count some of my tea accoutrements. So when he started purchasing X-wing game miniatures and our home was invaded by boxes of various ships from Star Wars my reaction was a bit alarmed. Lucky for me, it turned out each one of those ships added to the game play of a fun time.
We began with the starter kit and basic rules. Learning the mechanics took two games, and once we understood those, we added in the more complicated rules. As the additional rules joined the mix, the game play felt more balanced.
While purchasing extra ships might look steep (~$15 for an expansion) the additional cards provide opportunity to incorporate layers of strategy by adding a new model, new pilot cards, ability cards, equipment cards, and token templates.
We found playing with four people (make sure to have an extra starter kit and purchasing extra dice sets is a nice to have too) to be extremely fun. I highly recommend investing in this game, and I foresee more reviews as we play with friends this coming year.