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The Joy of Unboxing: Star Wars Outer Rim

By June 17, 2019August 28th, 2019Boardgames, Unboxing, Videos

Somebody has to save our skins.

Join me as I clean up a copy of Star Wars: Outer Rim by Fantasy Flight Games!

Let’s face it, the best thing about Star Wars is Han Solo, and the best thing he ever did was shoot that Greedo guy under the table. You can keep your lightsabers and force powers, give me Jabba‘s throne room and the guards who look like orcs and all the grotty mismatched mercs scraping a living any day. So it’s great to see a game set in the ‘outer rim’, even if that does make me think of toilet cleaning, and I already have a game of doing jobs for criminals in space: Firefly: The Game. FFG recycle their Star Wars artwork yet again for another game set in Lucas’s—or should I say Disney’s—universe, but it looks like fun and reviews so far have been good. I’m a little disturbed by the 2-3 hour playtime, but as I haven’t yet got it to the table, we’ll see if it’s justified. I’m also a little underwhelmed by both the slightly bland graphic design and the ungenerous amount of content in the box, after paying NZ$130 for what is pretty much just a few sheets of cardboard and some cards. I’m starting to feel like every time I buy a FFG game I’m also buying a lot of space in the box to fill with the inevitable expansions. Again, I hope it’s a good game! I’ll let you know when I’ve played it.

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