As one of the top movie franchises in history, Star Wars has produced a endless supply of books, figurines, video games and even board games. With a lot of Star Wars board games on the shelves, you might be asking yourself “where do i start?” Some of them are surprisingly great, some of them are ones you can probably pass on – let’s get to the bottom of it.

From trivia games to deep tactical warfare and everything in between, Star Wars offers options for all ages and interests. Here are some of our top recommendations to transport you into a galaxy far far away during your next game night.

8. Star Wars: Rebellion

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  • Players: 2-4
  • Time: 180-240 Minutes
  • Designer: Corey Konieczka
  • Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
  • Type: Wargame

Topping our list of great star wars games is Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars: Rebellion. This strategy game takes 2-4 players through the Galactic Civil War between the Empire and the Rebels.

Each faction in Rebellion has their own win conditions, so players need to be careful how they plan their actions. Commanding starships, organizing troops and rallying different systems are all ways to gain a strategic edge. With over 150 plastic figurines and 2 huge game boards, Rebellion is one of the biggest Star Wars games on the market.

7. Star Wars: Imperial Assault

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  • Players: 2-5
  • Time: 60-120 Minutes
  • Designer: Justin Kemppainen, Corey Konieczka, Jonathan Ying
  • Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
  • Type: One Vs Many, Wargame
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Star Wars: Imperial Assault Star Wars: Imperial Assault $74.98

From the creators of the acclaimed Descent: Journeys In The Dark, Star Wars Imperial Assault is a game where a small rebel force is tasked with taking down the seemingly endless armada of Empire forces.

One of the great qualities of Imperial Assault is that it can be played in two different ways. The campaign mode pits a small rebel force against the limitless forces of the Galactic Empire as they try to dismantle the Empire’s plans. If One vs Many gameplay isn’t your thing, the Skirmish mode is a head to head battle of tactical combat.

6. Star Wars: X Wing Board Game

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  • Players: 2+
  • Time: 30-45 Minutes
  • Designer: Jason Little
  • Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
  • Type: Wargame with Miniatures

If you have a bit of time on your hands (and a bit of money in your bank account), then Star Wars X Wing offers a impressive world of tactical ship-to-ship combat. The game offers a few fully customizable scenarios so you can be sure you’ll never play the same game twice.

Although the core set is fairly inexpensive to start, X-Wing offers an impressive collection of expansions and new ships to enhance your game-play experience. Dodge lasers, repair starships, and save the galaxy in Star Wars: X Wing.

5. Star Wars: Outer Rim Board Game

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  • Players: 1-4
  • Time: 120-180
  • Designer: Corey Konieczka
  • Publisher: Fantasy Flight
  • Type: Adventure
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Star Wars: Outer Rim Star Wars: Outer Rim $51.96

Unlike most of the titles on this list, Star Wars Outer Rim focuses on the villains of the Star Wars universe. Each player commands an outlaw on the fringes of the galaxy looking to make a name for themselves.

Hunt bounties, deliver illegal cargo, take on dangerous jobs and more as you battle to become the most infamous outlaw in the galaxy. There’s many paths to victory, but only one player can win.

4. Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars the Black Edition

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Think you know everything there is to know about Star Wars? Well Star Wars Trivial Pursuit gives you a chance to prove it against your friends.

This version of Trivial Pursuit replaces the popular question categories with The Cantina, The Force, Heroes, Villains and Scoundrels, The Saga, A Galaxy Far, Far Away, and Hyperspace. With over 1,800 questions there’s something to learn for even the most hardcore Star Wars fans.

3. Risk: Star Wars Edition

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  • Players: 2-4
  • Time: 45 Minutes
  • Designer: James D’Aloisio, Austin Rucker, Craig Van Ness
  • Publisher: Hasbro
  • Type: Wargame
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Risk: Star Wars Edition Game Risk: Star Wars Edition Game $31.00

The classic battle of global domination comes to a galaxy far far away with Risk: Star Wars Edition. In this game players reanact the final moments of The Last Jedi as the Rebels or the Empire in the battle for the Death Star.

Unlike the regular edition of Risk, this edition includes three concurrent battles. The central space battle is very similar to the original risk game. At the same time there is a Rebel force fighting to lower the Death Star shields to allow for attack. Finally there’s a one on one light saber duel between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vadar to decide the fate of the universe.

2. Star Wars: Dark Side Rising

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  • Players: 2-4
  • Time: 45 Minutes
  • Designer: Patrick Marino, Andrew Wolf
  • Publisher: The Op
  • Type: Cooperative Card and Dice Game

Dark Side Rising is a co-operative card game that focuses on the first movie in the franchise: A New Hope. Players represent the few remaining rebels brave enough to stand up to the Empire. They must work together to ensure the stop the construction of the ultimate weapon – the Death Star.

This is a great board game for 2 players, and supports up to 4 players.

With the help of some iconic characters like Han Solo, Obi Wan Kenobi, C3P0 and more, the Rebels must defeat enough of the Empire’s key agents before it’s too late.

1. Star Wars: Armada

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  • Players: 2+
  • Time: 120 Minutes
  • Designer: James Kniffen, Christian T. Petersen
  • Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
  • Type: Wargame with Miniatures
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Star Wars: Armada - Core Set Star Wars: Armada - Core Set $79.94

Much like Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: Armada is a miniature based tactical battle game. In this game each player command’s a fleet of starships and must issue tactical commands in order best their opponent. This is great for anyone looking for some strategy board game action.

Even with just the core set, this is one of the deepest tactical experiences you’ll find on the market today. Finding ways to infiltrate the massive capital ships and exploit enemy weaknesses can be a very rewarding experience. With a huge list of expansions and extra ships, Star Wars: Armada always has more to offer.

Did we miss your favorite Star Wars board game? Feel free to let us know what your list would have looked like in the comments below.