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2012
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2
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Best with 2 players
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10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
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12 and up
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Star Wars: The Card Game
Alternate Names
Star Wars Caja Básica
Star Wars: Das Kartenspiel
Star Wars: El Juego de Cartas
Star Wars: Gra karciana
Star Wars: Het kaartspel
Star Wars: Il Gioco di Carte
Star Wars: Le Jeu de cartes
Star Wars: Карточная игра
Звёздные войны: Карточная игра
星球大戰LCG核心裝
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It is a dark time for the galaxy. The Galactic Empire has consolidated its dominion through the might of the Imperial Navy. In the underworld of the Empire's most populated planets, and in strongholds throughout the Outer Rim, powerful gangsters rule vast criminal organizations. From the shadows, those lost to the grip of the dark side of the Force scheme to bring their evil designs to bear on an already oppressed galaxy.

Yet not all hope is lost. The Rebel Alliance resists the iron grip of the Empire. Smugglers and other fringe elements lend their aid to the Rebellion. And unknown to the Emperor and his dark minions of the Sith, the last remnants of the noble Jedi Order work tirelessly to restore peace and order to the galaxy.

Star Wars: The Card Game is a two-player card game that puts one player in command of the Rebels (light side, with the factions Jedi, Rebel Alliance, and Smugglers And Spies), and one player in command of the Empire (dark side, with the factions Sith, Imperial Navy, and Scum And Villainy). The Balance of the Force expansion allows multi-player games. The game is set within the time-frame of the original Star Wars trilogy.

Each player has a deck of objective cards representing various missions plus a deck of player cards of units (characters, vehicles, droids and creatures), events, enhancements and fates. Each objective is linked to a set of five player cards. Deck construction consists of choosing which objectives are to go into your objective deck, then adding each of those objective's set of five player cards to your player deck. Game play consists of deploying cards to your tableau, attacking your opponent's objectives, defending your own objectives, and committing cards to the Force Struggle.

The Empire wins if the Death Star dial reaches 12, with this dial increasing by one on each dark side turn, effectively putting a timer on the game. It may also be increased by winning the Force struggle, destroying light side objectives, and via card effects. The Rebels win by destroying three dark side objectives before the Empire wins.

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Components

  • 240 cards
    • 117 light side cards
    • 117 dark side cards
    • 6 Force cards
  • 1 Death Star dial
  • Nearly 100 damage, shield, and focus tokens
  • 1 Balance of the Force token
  • Rulebook

Card size: 62x88mm

Expansions

Force Packs
Hoth Cycle
Echoes of the Force Cycle
Rogue Squadron Cycle
Endor Cycle
The Desolation of Hoth Mar 12, 2013
Heroes and Legends Mar 26, 2014
Ready for Takeoff Mar 20, 2015
Solo's Command Q4 2015
The Search for Skywalker Apr 24, 2013
Lure of the Dark Side Apr 16, 2014
Draw Their Fire Apr 9, 2015
New Alliances Q4 2015
A Dark Time May 24, 2013
Knowledge and Defense May 29, 2014
Evasive Maneuvers May 29, 2015

Assault on Echo Base Jun 27, 2013
Join Us Or Die Jun 26, 2014
Attack Run Jun 25, 2015

The Battle of Hoth Aug 16, 2013
It Binds All Things Jul 25, 2014
Chain of Command Jul 17, 2015

Escape from Hoth Sep 20, 2013
Darkness and Light Aug 21, 2014
Jump to Lightspeed Q3 2015

Deluxe Expansions
Edge of Darkness Jul 19, 2013
Between the Shadows Jan 5, 2015
Imperial Entanglements Q3 2015

Multiplayer Expansions
Balance of the Force Dec 13, 2013



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The Star Wars Customizable Card Game is a completely different card game.

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Star Wars: El Juego de Cartas
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Spanish first edition
Publisher: Edge Entertainment
Artist: Tony Foti, Lucasfilm Ltd., Henning Ludvigsen
Year: 2013
Product Code: EDGSWC01
Size: 11.75 x 11.75 x 3.00 inches
Spanish
Release Date: May 10, 2013
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Star Wars: Gra karciana
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Polish edition
Publisher: Galakta
Artist: Tony Foti, Lucasfilm Ltd., Henning Ludvigsen
Year: 2013
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Star Wars: Het kaartspel
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Publisher: White Goblin Games
Artist: Tony Foti, Lucasfilm Ltd., Henning Ludvigsen
Year: 2013
Size: 11.75 x 11.75 x 3.00 inches
Dutch
Release Date: May 28, 2013
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Star Wars: Das Kartenspiel
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German edition
Publisher: Heidelberger Spieleverlag
Artist: Tony Foti, Henning Ludvigsen
Year: 2013
Product Code: HEI0500
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Release Date: May 2013
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Publisher: Wargames Club Publishing
Artist: Tony Foti, Lucasfilm Ltd., Henning Ludvigsen
Year: 2013
Product Code: WCP1305
Size: 11.75 x 11.75 x 3.00 inches
2.40 pounds
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Release Date: Apr 2013
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2 Star Wars Table Mats
Contains two 24X24 inch mats, both at 150dpi resolution. Meant to be printed on custom vinyl banner sites. Both mats are the same thing, but one has bordered sections where Objectives, Affiliation and Command Deck are placed. The other is a borderless version where it is just the graphics/art so you can position your objectives/aff/command anywhere you want. I will post previews in the comments.
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2015-02-27
2 Star Wars - Das Kartenspiel - Kurzanleitung
Star Wars - Das Kartenspiel - Kurzanleitung in deutsch/german
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2015-02-24
12 Star Wars Full Card List
Fully updated cardlist, up to and including objective set 160.
English
2015-02-12
6 Star Wars LCG card-sized cheat sheet
While there are great rules summaries here, many of them are intimidating when I place them in front of new players. I made this double-sided cheat sheet as a very quick overview of the main elements of the game while not delving into actual explanations of the rules. Print, cut and fold in half for a 2.5" by 3.5" cheat-sheet for new players. If you find any glaring errors, let me know. Hope you find this a useful tool!
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2015-01-08
9 Play Mats ready for print.
These play mats are modified from the original file uploaded by Dan Kobayashi. Inked Playmats refused to print the original files due to the trademarked logo. These versions have the logo removed and a few text changes.
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2014-12-02
12 Star Wars The Card Game Playmat 80 x 70 cm
My playmat for Star Wars The Card Game. High resolution PDF ready for print in PVC. 80 x 70 cm.
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2014-08-06
9 Star Wars LCG Vertical Dividers By Ryno [Subscribe]
Star Wars LCG Rogue Squadron Cycle - Chain of Command (5 of 6) Vertical Dividers. *NEW & IMPROVED DESIGN *NEW SIZE 2.5” width by 4” height. Print on thickest card stock (110lb recommended), cut out and enjoy.
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2014-07-08
26 Star Wars LCG Horizontal Dividers By Ryno [Subscribe]
Star Wars LCG Rogue Squadron Cycle - Chain of Command (5 of 6) Horizontal Dividers. *NEW & IMPROVED DESIGN *NEW SIZE 3.5” width by 2.875” height. Print on thickest card stock (110lb recommended), cut out and enjoy.
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2014-03-17
14 Double-Sided SW Dividers
BETWEEN THE SHADOWS UPDATE: These double-sided dividers are colourful enough to distinguish the affiliations easily, yet use as little ink as possible. Being double-sided allows one to sort them in any way one wishes. The five cards associated with each objective are listed on the divider to aid in quick disassembling of one's deck. In the core set (available on this page) there are dividers for the affiliation /prepared decks, prepared objective decks, and for each objective set (including name, symbol, and number). This particular file, posted as an 'update', actually has just the ECHOES OF THE FORCE dividers but check out my CORE, HOTH, EDGE OF DARKNESS, AND BALANCE OF THE FORCE dividers as well, posted on this same page.
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2013-12-08
11 Objective Dividers by Sets
This is the complete Hoth Cycle force packs 1-6! All individual Hoth force packs as well as the Core game and Edge of Darkness dividers are available as well.
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