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X-Wing: X-Wing

X-Wing is a game that thrives on expansions and has become one of those “money pit” games. There is a segment of the gaming population who buys all the new X-Wing ships no matter what. I will state that I am not one of those people, nor am I a hardcore X-wing player. But I do own X-Wing and I do own a few of the ships, the first of which I will talk about briefly here today: the X-wing expansion. For the X-Wing game. It contains an X-Wing.

Additions

1X-Wing model – Alright, lets discuss the Bantha in the room. Yes, the base game already has an X-Wing. And yes, this one is exactly the same. You’ll just have two of them now.

2New cards – Thematically, the big addition is the Wedge card. Luke and Biggs are in the base game, but Wedge is only found here. We also get some other made up pilot and two no-names.


Critique

Best Feature: I suppose its being able to play two ships per player, if you only have the base game and this. Also, Wedge.

What type: I would consider this an extension expansion, or maybe a collection expansion? What would be the better term?

When to use: As a collection expansion, this gets thrown into the whole mix. Can be used every time, as long as a player picks it.

Does it fit?
: No. The base box is far too small and there is no room for more ships. You can add the cards into the deck, but the ship itself must stay outside.

Overall: Well, its weird because the expansion is just taking one third of the base game, and copying it. But this can be useful for two types of players: those who are keeping things simple and not buying all the expansions, where each player can now have two ships, or to big collectors who want multiple copies of the same ships to have lots of variety in fleet building.

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