Star Wars is a science fiction movie series that began in 1977 with the release of the original Star Wars film, and which soon became a blockbuster trilogy with the subsequent The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and much later, the prequel trilogy of The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith (see all Star Wars Movies).
From nearly the very beginning, there have been games that were built on, or expanded upon, the Star Wars universe. The following are a few of the board games currently available (also check out the Star Wars Video Games).
Star Wars Games & Expansions
Battleship: Star Wars
An exciting edition of a classic board game, this electronic version evokes the sounds and images of Star Wars in four different strategy games, including solo play and player-to-player challenge. The system guides players through the different games with digitized voice commands, while the distinctive sound of ion cannons, concussion missiles, and proton torpedoes signal salvo launches as players try to knock out their opponent's Star Destroyers, X-Wing Fighters, Millenium Falcon, and other iconic ships from the movie series. The game folds down into a laptop-computer-sized component that stores all game pieces internally for easy transportation and storage without mess or the loss of parts.
Operation - Star Wars
Can you help fix up our dents and dings? It's not just one problem, it's a whole bunch of things! Oh my... forgive my rudeness. I am C-3PO, human-cyborg relations and this is my counterpart, R2-D2, who's having some complications. It seems his bolts have some rust and my joints are filled with dust. Use your tweezers to extract a lodged lightsaber and other Funatomy features ... but one wrong move and your electronic gameboard will sound the alarm! Earn Galactic credits to win with every successful "surgery".
R2-D2 Is In (Pop-o-Matic) Trouble!
Help Anakin Skywalker and C3PO race around the chamber to save R2D2 from the force field! Give the Pop-o-Matic bubble a pop to get Artoo on his feet! With Artoo's help, you can fly around the board at galactic speed, bring out another pawn to help you, or bump one of your opponents back before they do it to you! Be the first member of the Republic to get all four of your players to the FINISH area and you win!
The Game Of Life: Star Wars - Jedi's Path
Jedi Knight or Sith Lord? Awesome warrior or mystical thinker? These are the choices players face in Game of Life: A Jedi's Path. As players move their aspiring Jedi around the board (passing tests, doing battle, learning lessons, going on missions, and building their lightsabers), they build their connection to the Force in four ways--logic, intuition, fighting, and energy. Along the way, players can choose the Jedi path or the riskier/quicker "Dark Path." But be careful, once you go down the dark side, there may not be redemption for you. At the end of the game, the mightiest Jedi and the darkest Sith square off to determine the most powerful Force-user in the galaxy.
Trivial Pursuit - Star Wars Classic Trilogy Collector's Edition
Looking for an opportunity to put that hard-core knowledge of Star Wars-abilia to the test? Well belly up to the cantina to play the Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars Classic Trilogy Collector's Edition, the customized edition of the now-classic Q&A game designed especially for disciples of the three Ls: Luke, Lando, and Leia. With over 2,000 questions in six categories such as Weapons & Vehicles and Droids, Creatures & Aliens, all based on the first three movies in the Star Wars series, this collector's edition features a numbered game board, pewter tokens, and--in lieu of dice--a battery-powered (two A76 cells, included) R2-D2 model which randomly displays a number with the press of his head. For fact-filled fans who know which Endor's up, the Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars Classic Trilogy Collector's Edition means Ewok, Don't Run.
Trivial Pursuit - Star Wars Saga DVD Edition
Re-visit that galaxy far, far away, with exciting interactive gameplay! Enjoy classic Trivial Pursuit game play with an exciting and entertaining DVD twist. You'll see classic Star Wars scenes and galactic conflicts, while your favorite Star Wars episodes come to life on your television screen. With 1,800 card questions, 600 interactive questions on two DVDs and 100 special cards on screen, and featuring exciting footage from all 6 movies including Episode III, plus tokens in the shape of your favorite STAR WARS characters, this game is the ultimate adventure for any Star Wars fan!
Star Wars Links
The official home page for the Star Wars, featuring information on both the movies and the various board games and video games.
Wikipedia Star Wars
Learn about the Star Wars universe, from the free online encyclopedia.
Wookieepedia is a Star Wars Wiki that strives to be the premier source of information on all aspects of the Star Wars universe.