Star Wars Outer Rim Is a Bounty Hunter Board Game

first_imgStay on target Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Whether or not Disney wants to admit it, Star Wars video games are a huge trash fire right now. You wouldn’t think it would be this hard to translate one of the most iconic #brands of all-time, currently at one of its creative heights, into a medium as varied as video games. But here we are.Fortunately, video games aren’t the only kinds of games. So if you’re looking for an interactive experience in the galaxy far, far away, take a look at Star Wars: Outer Rim, a new board game from Fantasy Flight Games.As the name suggests Star Wars: Outer Rim takes players to that furthermost edge of the galaxy where all the crime happens. The nifty layout of the board itself even evokes this sense of place. And speaking of Star Wars video games, the premise reminds us of the infamous Star Wars 1313, the game whose cancellation in retrospect was an early premonition for Star Wars video game troubles.In Star Wars: Outer Rim players are seedy lowlifes, mercenaries and bounty hunters, skeptical criminals who haunt Mos Eisley Cantina and scoff at the very idea of the Jedi. The goal is to go from rags to riches taking on jobs like smuggling illegal cargo and messing with mob bosses. Your gear and your ship play a big role as you navigate the dangerous space of the Outer Rim itself.While your dream might be to earn fame, the scoundrels you recruit for your crew need no introductions. Characters include outlaw Star Wars icons like Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett, and Jyn Erso each bringing their unique set of skills to the job. The Fantasy Flight Games website has way more details.Star Wars: Outer Rim releases in Q2 2019. Here’s hoping it’s a better trek through the Star Wars underworld than Solo. For more on board games check out the upcoming Metal Gear Solid tabletop game and read our lists for best board games and best two-player board games.last_img